Understand the prevalence of unrecognized trauma in the general population and in the educational setting, learn to identify common characteristics of trauma, be able to recognize how maladaptive behaviors serve as coping skills in trauma survivors, learn the six principles for creating a trauma-informed classroom, and will learn strategies to evolve the learning environment and avoid re-traumatization.
Gain insight into your possible teaching “blind spots,” learn the power of using concrete examples to help students grasp abstract concepts, explore the wide variety of example types that can be used in teaching, and learn the most effective pacing of examples in a course.
Grit, self-efficacy, and growth mindset are desirable and aspirational traits for students to have and will make the difference between learning at low-level Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. truly engaging in and understanding course content, but how does a professor create the motivation it takes for students to achieve this? This online seminar is for any educator struggling with creating such paths to critical and creative thinking.
Explore essential topics including strategies for building a cohesive online learning community, increasing faculty online presence, and getting students actively engaged in learning. This presentation will also address technology for online communication, collaboration, and engagement.
Discover that neurodiverse differences often are not openly declared and might be hard to recognize in individuals in a classroom of students. Explore the common barriers to learning experienced by neurodiverse students and learn strategies to build content and environments that support breaking down those barriers and improving learning for all students.
What happens during the first week of class sets the tone for the entire term and can affect retention and student success. For students to work well together in classes, a degree of trust must exist between them, and building this trust quickly is key. Learn about the concept of swift trust, which comes from business but applies to education as well.
Announcing an all-new Magna Online Seminar that will help you with time management before your course starts and as you teach. We’ll also give advice to help students worker smarter (not harder) when they shift learning new material to the pre-class space. Lastly, we’ll cover how to use time wisely during the class meeting in order to tap into the maximum benefits of active learning.
Curriculum mapping (tracking the achievement of program outcomes to the course) is often required at institutions for quality assurance and curriculum improvement. It is a concept that was fairly new in 2010 (Wolf’s first MOS) and is now widely accepted. However, many institutions are stuck at data collection and haven’t been able to aggregate the data from a course level up to a program level, and even better, include data from other divisions of the institution.