Overcome the Obstacles in Teaching Large Classes
Almost any educator will say that reaching students so that they feel connected to their instructor, to the course material, and to fellow students fosters an ideal learning environment. With the right approaches, you can attain these goals in large classes.
Using these techniques specifically designed for large classes, educators will more easily manage their workload while igniting student interest.
This online seminar reveals effective strategies for success that can be applied to almost any large class in any discipline. Explore how to spur in-class participation, make connections with and between students, and generate meaningful comments on assignments and assessments in large classes for a rewarding education experience.
Learning Goals to Help You Grow
Showing faculty members new pedagogical approaches for large classes can help them manage the classroom with greater authority. Instead of feeling lost or unheard in an overflowing, auditorium-type classroom, students will also gain from these new methodologies by developing a deeper interest in their studies and better personal interactions with class members.
After viewing this online seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Have a working knowledge of active learning in a large-class setting
- Apply the Know, Feel, and Do model of active learning
- Set up grading rubrics for students and teaching assistants
- Provide personal, peer, and automated student feedback through creative course designs
Educators who understand how to turn their large-section classrooms into intimate learning spaces will more readily fulfill their teaching goals. And your students will walk away feeling more enriched and respected.
Meet Your Seminar Leader
Dr. Anthony Sweat, assistant professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University (BYU), brings unique credentials to lead the discussion in this Magna Online Seminar, Connecting with Students in Large-Section Classes. In addition to his own independent research, he draws on his experience teaching large-section, general education classes to roughly 3,000 students a year.
Before joining the religion faculty at BYU, Sweat was a teacher and administrator with Seminaries and Institutes of Religion for 13 years. He is proficient in both written and spoken Spanish. He has expertise in religious education pedagogy and in gospel doctrines, principles, and standards.
Ready-to-Go Solutions for Large Classes
In this 60-minute webinar, acquire insights and tools for breaking down barriers in large classes and connecting with your students on multiple levels. With proven strategies taken directly from the work and research of presenter Anthony Sweat, youll discover a realistic plan for overcoming the obstacles posed by large classes. This online seminar discusses how to accomplish the following:
- Spark meaningful, engaging student participation
- Make your formative and summative feedback and assessments feel personal and individual
- Forge strong bonds with and between students
- Execute these techniques in a variety of disciplines and situations
- Share these techniques with other faculty members
Who Should Enroll?
Faculty members who teach large-section classes and those who manage and support them will gain key advantages by registering for this online seminar. It will be especially useful to the following:
- Assistant, associate, and full professors of large-section courses
- Graduate student teachers
- Adjunct faculty
- Faculty teaching in-service leaders
- Administrators who oversee teaching of and learning in large-section classes
- Faculty and administrators at both two- and four-year institutions
- Faculty and administrators at both public and private institutions