Whether you teach in a traditional classroom or use flipped instruction strategies, group work can work for you. This seminar introduces you to three different group work methodologies and helps you identify which ones are appropriate for your course, your students, and your teaching style.
Many educators believe that service-learning can be a valuable practice … for other educators. But they’re sometimes at a loss to understand how it can be incorporated into their own disciplines. In this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, we show you what service-learning can add to your courses and provide concrete implementation strategies.
Learn a new set of strategies to help you support a refreshed course, as well as strategies for making measurable improvements over time without adding undue burdens to your schedule.
Learn how to successfully implement group poster sessions into your classroom. Get the tools and information you need to incorporate this impactful learning tool into your classroom.
Learn principles and practices you can implement immediately to provide learning opportunities for unprepared students and motivate them to become engaged learners. This program takes a broad-spectrum approach, addressing motivation, responsibility, and communication practices and provides tested techniques to address these key issues.
Learn the drawbacks inherent in the most common ways of presenting course content and specific techniques for making material more accessible. After watching, you will be able to enhance student learning, help students better prepare for class, and promote student success with assignments and assessments.
Students dealing with physical, cognitive, and other barriers to learning might not be able to participate fully in some activities because of their challenges. This fast and focused session will show you a practical approach to making accommodations and promoting equitable opportunity for learning and engagement for all your students.
Backward design is an effective tool in supporting accessibility. Focusing on what you want students to get out of your course, through backward design, will help you develop creative and accessible assignments that help all students, whether or not they have a disability. Why struggle to remove barriers to learning when you can get things right the first time with backward design?
Assignments are where students get to practice, engage with course content, demonstrate their growing mastery, and alert you to problems. Learn 16 research-based strategies proven to support student learning and how to apply several of these techniques when designing your course assignments.
Developing a clear understanding of where you want your course to go and what your students will learn is essential for faculty. By articulating your pedagogical goals, you will clarify your practices and take both your teaching and your students to the next level.
Lesson planning is a complex process that can take hours and hours of your time. You need to answer the question, “What are my students going to learn today?” Mary Clement, Ed.D., has mastered the lesson planning process and developed a four-step plan that simplifies how you plan and creates even stronger, more engaging lessons.
Teaching critical reflection skills in STEM courses helps develop professionals who can think, analyze, reason, solve problems creatively, and communicate. While some may be hesitant about teaching these skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses, that’s where students and society can reap multiple benefits from critical reflection. Learn how to incorporate these skills in your STEM courses.
Capstone courses help students synthesize their college education before they embark on professional careers or graduate studies. This 20 Minute Mentor shows you how to construct a capstone course for specific learning outcomes.
Lectures are not effective for all students. Help all your students make the most of their education by adding experiential learning to your instructional toolkit. Find out how you can bring this high-impact educational practice into your classroom and increase student engagement in learning with this 20 Minute Mentor.
Military service is a formidable educational experience. Learn how to use course design to help student veterans make the most of it. In the process, you’ll also learn how to enhance learning for all students. This program covers situational factors, assessment, and learning activities.