Do you have a system or standard process for prepping a course you’ve taught before? Where do you start? Often, planning revolves around syllabus revision, closing loopholes, and adjusting dates. What most of us need is a strategic, instructionally sound set of steps to help guide our decision-making. This 20-Minute Mentor provides just that, a four-step model considering the big picture goals, major content areas, calendar implications, and assessments.
Careful course planning minimizes stress and improves learning by reducing the chances of content crush and panic often experienced at the end of the term.
Learn how to take a more holistic view of your courses by shifting your mindset beyond content to consider course rhythms and the natural ebbs and flows of student motivation.
Explore practical strategies to plan group tasks so that our “neurodiverse” learners can successfully contribute to collaborative learning activities.
Participants will learn a series of low-risk, very easy to implement strategies, tips, and tools that they can implement to make their lectures more student-centered and engaging in order to promote higher level learning.
Examine the value of interdisciplinary thinking to solve learning challenges, discover how to apply creative approaches to your course outcomes and assessments, and discover new excitement for teaching and collaborating within your discipline.
This informative program offers several concrete methods for increasing student engagement in the online classroom. It’s unique in that it focuses on three key elements of effective online course design. By considering consistency, creativity, and community, you’ll be better able to engage your online students and promote student success.
A white paper that discusses service-learning course design and how to explore the connections between your discipline and questions facing society.
Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context. It doesn’t require the expertise of a “professional gamer” or the creativity of an artist. It just needs the willingness to approach your content and your class a little bit differently.
Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context—and it’s really simple to implement if you know where to start.
This program explains what you need to do to gamify more courses and ensure students persist even through failure. You’ll be exposed to several effective gamification strategies and examples of each. You’ll also explore how these strategies can foster student persistence and engagement.
When gamifying your courses, it’s vital that you measure the effectiveness of gamification and identify which aspects keep students most engaged. At times, you might have to make small changes. At other times, you might have to stop gamifying and reevaluate. This program will help you find the right fit for your courses.
You’ll view and analyze effective and ineffective examples of Socratic questioning, so you can continue to support student learning through useful questioning techniques and avoid questions that stifle student inquiry and thinking.