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2019 Teaching Professor Conference

  • JUNE 7-9, 2019
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA

Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

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7 Indispensable Strategies to Build Community in Your Online Courses

  • JUNE 18 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Students in online courses and degree programs sometimes report that studying online can leave them feeling isolated and unconnected to their instructor and student peers. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Online instructors can utilize a variety of strategies to build and maintain a sense of community in their online courses and doing so will result in a better course experience for both student and instructor.

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Getting Started with Backward Design: Meaningful and Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • JULY 16 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Learning outcomes and objectives are the first step in backwards design. As such they hold the primary spot in the course development process. Faculty engaged in course or program development who are ill-equipped to design meaningful and measurable outcomes face the prospect of a poorly designed course and less than meaningful learning experiences for students.

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Preparing Students for Thoughtful, Ethical Decision Making

  • JULY 23 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This online seminar addresses ways faculty can provide students with skills to identify and contend with ethical matters in specific disciplines and professions, civic life, and as part of the educational process (including academic integrity and interpersonal interactions). We will also discuss ethical considerations for instructors—particularly those new to the profession—around dilemmas they often encounter, including grading, recommendation letters, and boundaries in interactions with students.

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Increase Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Visual Literacy with Graphic Novel

  • AUGUST 13 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Discover how changing instruction from using traditional text to adding graphic novel(s) can open communication with different student groups and also develop skills, such as visual literacy, in all students.

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Collaborative Design for Online Introductory Courses: How to Maximize Time and Resources

  • SEPTEMBER 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Recognizing the importance of general studies courses and the disconnect that online learners often feel the course was designed to simultaneously promote content learning; introduce students to all the professors in the department; foster excitement about the discipline; and help distance students feel more intimately connected to the academic department. An effective department-wide, collaborative course development process requires culture-building surrounding spirit of online education, policy regarding course “ownership”, issues surrounding compensation, and guidance for faculty that lack experience in online teaching and learning.

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Grade Less, Teach Less, Learn More

  • SEPTEMBER 17 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This Magna Online Seminar presents a framework of expert-level teaching practices, all backed by the science of how our brains learn. Adopting three elements of a constructivist teaching approach can help to make learners more active, curious, and engaged, all while reducing your workload as an instructor.

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2019 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

  • OCTOBER 3-5, 2019
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

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Online Learning That Sticks: Strategies to Shift to Student-Centered Learning

  • NOVEMBER 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

You have the basics of teaching well in hand. Your students are successful. You feel comfortable with your content knowledge and teaching methods. So why would you change anything? This Magna Online Seminar invites you to peek behind the classroom doors and LMS screen of college and university instructors who win national teaching awards to find out what they do that is so different.

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2019 National Conference on Student Leadership

  • NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
  • ORLANDO, FL

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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Conferences

2019 Teaching Professor Conference

  • JUNE 7-9, 2019
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA

Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

LEARN MORE

2019 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

  • OCTOBER 3-5, 2019
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

LEARN MORE

2019 National Conference on Student Leadership

  • NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
  • ORLANDO, FL

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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Online Seminars

7 Indispensable Strategies to Build Community in Your Online Courses

  • JUNE 18 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Students in online courses and degree programs sometimes report that studying online can leave them feeling isolated and unconnected to their instructor and student peers. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Online instructors can utilize a variety of strategies to build and maintain a sense of community in their online courses and doing so will result in a better course experience for both student and instructor.

LEARN MORE

Getting Started with Backward Design: Meaningful and Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • JULY 16 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Learning outcomes and objectives are the first step in backwards design. As such they hold the primary spot in the course development process. Faculty engaged in course or program development who are ill-equipped to design meaningful and measurable outcomes face the prospect of a poorly designed course and less than meaningful learning experiences for students.

LEARN MORE

Preparing Students for Thoughtful, Ethical Decision Making

  • JULY 23 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This online seminar addresses ways faculty can provide students with skills to identify and contend with ethical matters in specific disciplines and professions, civic life, and as part of the educational process (including academic integrity and interpersonal interactions). We will also discuss ethical considerations for instructors—particularly those new to the profession—around dilemmas they often encounter, including grading, recommendation letters, and boundaries in interactions with students.

LEARN MORE

Increase Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Visual Literacy with Graphic Novel

  • AUGUST 13 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Discover how changing instruction from using traditional text to adding graphic novel(s) can open communication with different student groups and also develop skills, such as visual literacy, in all students.

LEARN MORE

Collaborative Design for Online Introductory Courses: How to Maximize Time and Resources

  • SEPTEMBER 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Recognizing the importance of general studies courses and the disconnect that online learners often feel the course was designed to simultaneously promote content learning; introduce students to all the professors in the department; foster excitement about the discipline; and help distance students feel more intimately connected to the academic department. An effective department-wide, collaborative course development process requires culture-building surrounding spirit of online education, policy regarding course “ownership”, issues surrounding compensation, and guidance for faculty that lack experience in online teaching and learning.

LEARN MORE

Grade Less, Teach Less, Learn More

  • SEPTEMBER 17 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This Magna Online Seminar presents a framework of expert-level teaching practices, all backed by the science of how our brains learn. Adopting three elements of a constructivist teaching approach can help to make learners more active, curious, and engaged, all while reducing your workload as an instructor.

LEARN MORE

Online Learning That Sticks: Strategies to Shift to Student-Centered Learning

  • NOVEMBER 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

You have the basics of teaching well in hand. Your students are successful. You feel comfortable with your content knowledge and teaching methods. So why would you change anything? This Magna Online Seminar invites you to peek behind the classroom doors and LMS screen of college and university instructors who win national teaching awards to find out what they do that is so different.

LEARN MORE