Travel restrictions may keep you from attending this May’s Teaching Professor Conference – but you can still benefit from much of the conference’s content. For 2020, we’re offering a virtual alternative. It features live feeds of conference plenary sessions along with on-demand delivery of three dozen concurrent sessions.
For faculty transitioning to online delivery due to pandemic-related university policies who are looking for guidance in good teaching practices in this uncertain environment, this Magna Online Seminar will assist in pedagogy for course conversion as well as help with inclusive practices that might have been overlooked at first.
The best courses start with the end in mind. What will students learn or be able to do by the end of this class? This Magna Online Seminar helps you organize your workflow and equips you with the tools to line up your course learning elements with your student learning outcomes.
Have you ever had difficulty getting students to complete required readings? Is it a challenge to get them to think more critically about the content? This Magna Online Seminar will introduce four methods for increasing your students’ engagement with course readings. Each method will be explored in detail, and all materials will be supplied for you to use these activities with your own classes.
Through the use of open pedagogy and open syllabi, instructors can empower students to play a larger role in the development and curation of learning materials for their classes. In this Magna Online Seminar, we will introduce the concepts of open pedagogy and open syllabi and discuss practical ways they have been successfully used in classroom settings with both commercial and open educational resource (OER) materials.
It’s quite evident that improving retention and degree completion are complex tasks that involve the entire university structure. STEM education adds a layer of complexity that can be challenging when curriculum design and delivery modalities are changing toward an online system. This Magna Online Seminar will provide actionable advice on how to meet students’ interest in flexible learning options without compromising course quality or students’ achievement of mastering learning objectives.
Have you integrated inclusive pedagogies into your teaching and wonder what’s next? Are you ready to be more intentional about making your assignments and course content more equity-minded? This Magna Online Seminar will identify evidence-based approaches to add equity-minded content and improve the success of minoritized students in your disciplinary and institutional context.
For educational developers who help faculty in any aspect of course preparation, delivery, or professional development, this Magna Online Seminar links this professional role to student achievement and success. You will take away a solid understanding of how educational development is vital in teaching and learning excellence and how it’s a discipline of supporting high quality student learning experiences.
This year, we’ll be meeting online as a virtual conference. Together we’ll examine today’s issues, leadership strategies, and best practices as they relate to higher-education leadership.
Emotions are strongly linked to how we pay attention, focus, engage, remember, and learn. This online seminar will present practical strategies for putting the power of emotions to work in online classes to help capture and hold students’ attention, better engage students in their learning, and ultimately help them persist and succeed.
You’ve come across a multitude of leaders in your profession. Some good, some bad, and some somewhere in between. This online seminar will guide you in developing your own leadership style through exploring and comparing two opposing styles, servant and toxic leadership.