Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the 21st Century Classroom

Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the 21st Century Classroom

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Students in higher education are suffering from “death by PowerPoint” and are losing their desire to learn.

That students must be engaged to understand their course material fully is widely recognized. And yet—despite the evidence showing that twenty-first-century learners not only prefer active, student-centered learning but are also more successful at comprehending complex ideas or mastering difficult skills through this approach—the lecture with slides is still the norm.

Many instructors feel they must choose between driving academic performance and nurturing student engagement. But the truth is that you can do both.

This online seminar, “Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the 21st Century Classroom,” will explore the basic research behind student-centered, active learning and how active learning increases classroom engagement as well as student success and retention.


For years, educators have been keenly aware of the all-too-present achievement gaps affecting students in today’s educational landscape. But they frequently overlook one underlying cause: the engagement gap.

Addressing engagement in the classroom will not only improve individual student achievement and success but also lead to a more dynamic and rewarding experience for the instructor. Participants will better understand

  • How engagement is the key to learning, success, and retention
  • How to navigate the research behind student-centered, active learning
  • How to identify teaching options and techniques beyond the “PowerPoint lecture”
  • How to create engagement with and without the support of technology
  • How to increase engagement without increasing your workload

Learning goals

Seminar participants will learn strategies to help them achieve performance targets while also restoring student engagement through a variety of practical, actionable teaching techniques. After completing the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize current research dealing with engagement, learning, and retention
  • Understand how engagement affects memory
  • Pinpoint 10 different non technical ways to increase engagement
  • Identify 10 different web/mobile tools to increase engagement
  • Keep students awake in class, even at 8am on a Monday

Here is an opportunity to explore current thinking on student engagement in the classroom from the international speaker on media literacy and classroom engagement and author of Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-In World.

Topics covered

  • The importance of engagement to student learning and success
  • The research behind student-centered, active learning
  • Technological tools to energize teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Non technological techniques to help you transition beyond the “lecture with slides”
  • Innovative and effective teaching methods to help you work smarter, not harder


This seminar is intended for those who are interested in closing the engagement gap while enhancing critical thinking skills, encouraging communication and discussion, and restoring focus and excitement in the classroom. This will include the following:

  • Instructors keen to enhance engagement in the twenty-first-century classroom
  • Instructional designers interested in exploring fresh teaching options and techniques
  • Learning consultants looking to increase student engagement without increasing workload


This seminar is an opportunity for instructors to inspire higher-education students to meet and exceed expectations for learning and participation while they prepare for success in the business world.

Register today for a chance to transform the classroom experience and reconnect with your fervor for teaching and


Your online seminar package includes:

  • One (1) connection to the live event
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speaker
  • On-demand access for 30 days after the seminar airs on 6/14/17
  • CD recording of the seminar
  • Written transcript of the audio
  • Supplemental materials, including discussion guide and critical reflection worksheet
  • 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.

For the on-demand access, connection instructions are sent via email to registrants approximately 30 minutes after the live seminar has concluded. Registrants are allowed to share the access instructions with faculty and staff from their institution to view individually or in groups. There is no limit to how many times the on-demand program is accessed while available.

Group License

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. Without the additional Campus Access License, registrants are limited to viewing the program from the program CD once on-demand access has ended. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.


Additional Connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connections. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the live seminar

Product Code: PC17GA

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Online Seminar Package
Group License