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Teaching Underprepared Students

The rigors of college work can come as a shock to students used to the more relaxed approach of their high school years. Teaching Underprepared Students gives you the tools and techniques to quickly get them acclimated to—and accepting of—college standards.

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1-4 people$199 per person
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10-19 people$109 per person
20-39 people$89 per person
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Summer Enrichment Course

COURSE DATE:

Session 1: June 12, 2022 – July 30, 2022

Session 2: July 31, 2022 – September 17, 2022

 

One of the toughest things to do is break a bad habit. We’ve all been there before.

When it comes to students, high schools tend to reinforce some unfortunate habits like excuse-making, an indifference to deadlines, an overreliance on handholding, and a focus on grades over learning, among other things. What’s even more troubling is that students often carry those behaviors right into college.

Essentially, as an instructor, you need to help your students break these bad habits before you can get down to the real business of teaching subject matter.

Teaching Underprepared Students can be your guide to enhancing student performance and better preparing your students for the challenges of college and college learning. In this five-part course, Brigham Young professors Tyler Griffin and Ken Alford provide a wealth of proven strategies for eliminating bad habits, instilling an appreciation for rigor, and boosting student performance.

The rigors of college work can come as a shock to students used to the more “relaxed” approach of their high school years. This course gives you the tools and techniques necessary to quickly get them acclimated to—and accepting of—college standards.

This idea-filled course will help you:

  • Establish clear expectations and consequences regarding quality and accountability
  • Encourage students to take ownership of their coursework
  • Build engagement by offering choice in assignments and assessments
  • Develop ways to instill respect for deadlines
  • Give students frames of reference for good and bad work
  • Create an environment that makes students comfortable taking risks in learning

This course is designed for asynchronous learning, so you can dive in right away, and pick up or leave off whenever you like, from virtually any device.

You’ll find a wealth of supplemental materials to support the course content, including handouts, full transcripts, readings, and links to online resources. A final check on learning leads to a certificate of completion.

Learning Goals

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Instill a healthy respect for deadlines
  • Communicate expectations of work quality
  • Build a sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Establish a safe place for students to explore and take risks

How It Works:

  • Select your preferred session date.
  • Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive an email with information on accessing the online course.
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within their selected session date.
  • Upon completion of each unit, participants will take an assessment to gauge progress.
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What’s Included:

  • Video programs
  • Assessments, including a final exam
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Supplemental readings and activities
  • Certificate of Completion for the course

Group Enrollment:

Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.
For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.

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Session 1 Product Code: PO22PA

Session 2 Product Code: PO22UA

 

Meet Your Presenters

Ken Alford, PhD
Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University

Tyler Griffin, PhD
Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University

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Group Enrollment Pricing
1-4 people$199 per person
5-9 people$119 per person
10-19 people$109 per person
20-39 people$89 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.

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