Grade Less, Teach Less, Learn More

Grade Less, Teach Less, Learn More

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1:00 PM Central | 60 Minutes

Think back to the last time you graded student work. How long did it take? Think about the work you put into preparing and presenting information that is new to your students. A lot of time, there, too? What if we told you that your students can actually learn more and learn better if you were to teach less and grade less? There has to be a catch, right? Well, no. 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.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Grade Less: Adopt a scaffolded grade structure that rests on completion-only and feedback-only learner activities.
  • Teach Less: Provide real-world answers to “why” questions and bring learners through the discovery process together.
  • Learn More: Design course interactions that provide learners with greater choice and defining power for learning outcomes.

Here's What We'll Cover

  • Specifications grading
  • Authentic assessment
  • Learner curiosity
  • Emotional learning
  • Social learning
  • Desirable difficulty
  • Failure in learning

Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Administrators
  • Instructional designers


Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • A single connection to the live seminar (one connection per purchased registration)
  • On-demand access for 1-year after the seminar airs on 09/17/19
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the live seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available. Additional connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connection. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the rebroadcasted seminar.


Access 12 Months of Online Seminars

With the purchase of the Magna Online Seminar Pass, you will gain access to all the live seminars within a 12-month period. Covering a variety of relevant topics from academic thought leaders, Magna Online Seminars are incomparable in the way they promote continued staff and faculty development. And now, with a Magna Online Seminar Pass, you can get more of these seminars for less!

The Magna Online Seminar Pass is a sensible and affordable subscription membership that gives you access to every live Magna Online Seminar produced over the course of a 12-month period (minimum of 25 seminars). Purchase a subscription today!


With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.

Product Code: PC19RA

Order the purchase plan best for you:
Online Seminar
Group License
Online Seminar Pass
More Information