How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures?
Active learning is important in higher education, but regardless of the emphasis placed on engaging students, information still has to be disseminated. Learn how to create effective mini-lectures.
Teaching with Mini Lectures
Active learning is the name of the game in higher education today, but no matter how much emphasis your curriculum places on engaging students, sometimes you still have to disseminate information. Learn how to deliver effective mini-lectures that resonate with your students in How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor.
Based on research in cognitive and educational psychology, and integrating best practices from business and teaching theories, this fast and focused session offers you the insights you need to upgrade your teaching and the practical guidance to help you get started.
You’ll learn proven techniques you can use immediately to transform your lectures from necessary evils to persuasive presentations. Drawing on her extensive classroom and faculty development experience, presenter Christy Price, Ed.D., an award-winning educator from Dalton State College, demonstrates how educating and motivating students gets easier when you develop mini-lectures that are based on how the brain works. She’ll also show you how to help students retain what you teach through:
- Guided practice
- “Zen presentations”
- Relevant course content
- Embedded classroom assessment techniques
- Positive experiences for student learners
You’ll also learn how to avoid “death by PowerPoint.”
The human brain is, by nature, a novelty seeker. In this session you’ll discover how to stop fighting the brain’s natural tendencies and, instead, put them to work engaging students. Price’s tips are so practical you’ll be able to use them in your next class session, so don’t delay – order today and start delivering more persuasive mini-lectures tomorrow.
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With its balanced blend of theory and practice, How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures? shows you the whys and hows of developing an effective presentation. You’ll learn:
- Techniques to facilitate student memory processing through lecture notes
- The optimal time length for a mini-lecture
- Design elements you should and shouldn’t use in classroom presentations
- The key ingredients of a Zen presentation
- Practices great communicators use to connect with audiences
- Content and stylistic guidelines to make sure your mini-lectures are engaging students
In less time than it takes to actually deliver a mini-lecture, you’ll learn how to design one that helps you achieve your learning outcomes and succeed at educating and motivating students.
Research reveals that while the lecture format is one of the most common teaching methods in colleges and universities, it is also one of the least effective at promoting student learning.
Addressing this issue is the key to success for instructors in higher education today.
Join us for How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures? and learn how you can try motivating students with your mini-lectures. Understanding how to deliver an effective presentation, capable of engaging students and communicating essential course content to today’s learners, will help you and your students achieve learning goals.
After participating in this seminar, you’ll be able to:
- Describe cognitive and educational psychology research in attention, engagement, learning, as well as information and memory processing
- Distinguish between before and after examples of effective visuals and PowerPoint slides
- Examine your methods for conveying information in order to heighten student attention, engagement, information processing, and retention of information
- Reflect on how you might alter your methods as you apply research findings on presenting for heightened attention, engaging students, information processing, and retention
Magna 20-Minute Mentors are developed by and for busy faculty who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in higher education. This session focuses on the needs of classroom faculty.
Price’s interactive and engaging speaking style, combined with her detailed recommendations of additional resources, make How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures? an ideal seminar for mid-career higher education professionals as well as new instructors.
Checklists, lists of dos and don’ts, and detailed recommendations regarding what it takes to create persuasive mini-lectures and avoid death by PowerPoint make this session extremely helpful for faculty teaching in all disciplines and at all kinds of institutions.
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A professor of psychology at Dalton State College, Christy Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. She is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques to engage millennial learners and was chosen by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 in the Baccalaureate Colleges category.
Dr. Price won the Excellence in Teaching Award at Dalton State in 2007, and the University System of Georgia Teaching Excellence Award in the Two & Four-Year College sector for 2008/2009. She was honored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates for 2009. Christy also won the 2010 U.S. Professor Award for the state of Georgia. Dr. Price’s awards are, in part, a result of her use of innovative strategies in assisting students to achieve learning outcomes.
Her dynamic and interactive style make Dr. Price a favorite as a professor and presenter. She regularly presents as a keynote speaker and has led faculty development workshops and retreats at over seventy institutions across the United States and Canada. As a recipient of an institutional foundation grant award, Dr. Price has studied teaching techniques that influence student motivation. Her most recent research focuses on engaging Millennial learners and preventing incivility in the classroom.
Christy has completed post-doctoral work in educational psychology from Georgia State University. She holds a doctorate in community health from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a bachelor’s degree in social services from Northern Illinois University.
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