Test Enrichment Course


For faculty seeking guidance on shifting the focus from classroom learning to learning beyond college, this Magna Online Course provides practical strategies from experienced educators that will shift your students into a higher level of thinking and help them become lifelong learners.



Summer Enrichment Course


Session 2: Now – September 17, 2022


When teaching shifts from content delivery to developing higher-order thinking, students gain the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new contexts, to reflect on learning and apply reason to decide their interpretation and future action, and to use what they’ve learned to solve problems and reach new levels of understanding.

At the end of the day, it is our responsibility as educators to teach students in a way helps them deeply learn content as well as how to apply their knowledge in creative, evaluative, and innovative ways that go far beyond the specific curriculum at hand.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning creates your template for achieving this through programs from innovative educators that will help you shift your students into a higher level of thinking, which in turn allows them to deeply learn information. Most importantly, this self-direction will help them become lifelong learners.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning is a 6.5-hour course that focuses on 3 key areas of student learning: Building Confidence, Developing Learning in Creative Ways, and Establishing Habits for Lifelong Learning. You’ll come away with proven and tested advice from brilliant educators to help you prepare students for better learning by developing intrinsic motivation and critical thinking, implementing innovative strategies to develop learning, and ultimately shift the focus from classroom learning to learning beyond college.

Teach your students, not content! Transform your students into lifelong learners with Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning!

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Learning Goals

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

  • Make the course material relevant and timely to students
  • See how speaking and gestures can influence student engagement
  • Get students to think about course material inside and outside class
  • Add practical applied assignments to drive enthusiasm
  • Design learning activities that foster critical thinking
  • Understand what kinds of assessments to use to best foster critical and creative thinking
  • Use a motivational lesson design analysis tool to design highly motivating learning activities
  • Contrast syllabus policies with instructional strategies and teacher behaviors that help students become more self-directed learners
  • Identify instructional strategies, assignment characteristics and learning activities to help students see why some behaviors hurt their efforts to learn
  • Identify key characteristics of metacognition
  • Assure students who do poorly that they can recover-and give them new processes to help
  • Get students who do well to share their insights class-wide
  • Help students recognize the connected relationships between what they learn and their lives beyond the classroom
  • Understand the pitfalls to avoid when creating opportunity-minded learners
  • Identify key concepts and structures of gamification
  • Analyze student comments and questions and identify which elements of thought the student is using in their thinking, then respond with questions that will engage the student in deeper and broader thinking
  • Use Socratic questioning to facilitate students understanding of the connection between their thinking and their questions and comments
  • Use questioning as an alternative method of delivering content and assessing student understanding of the material
  • Pinpoint areas to better communicate a growth mindset to students
  • Identify mechanisms for normalizing the struggles associated with learning as a process
  • Create engaging, relevant lessons and assignments that foster student ethical awareness and thoughtful responses
  • Explore options for assessing student learning on dealing with ethical concerns
  • Determine ways to consider and address dilemmas that arise in your role as an educator
  • Learn how to infuse curriculum with activities that focus on developing soft skills but complement the hard skills they are teaching in the class
  • Be able to consider ways to integrate soft skill development directly into the curriculum, develop a new, standalone course, or offer as continuing workforce education (CWE) program offering
  • Grasp the concepts of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and persistence, including the presenters’ three-part strategy for teaching grit
  • See how to get students to want to learn and how to draw students into the dynamics of the class and use their feedback to ignite their interest

How It Works:

  • After registering, 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 the course, participants will take an assessment to gauge learning.
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What’s Included:

  • Video programs
  • Unit and final assessments
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides for note taking
  • 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 2 Product Code: PO22SA


Meet Your Presenters

Cathy Box, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Lubbock Christian University

Erik Christensen
Dean, Applied Sciences & Technologies, South Florida State College

Miriam Rosalyn Diamond, PhD
Educator and Instructional-Curriculum Developer

Andrew L. Gerhart, PhD
Professor and Assistant Chair, Lawrence Technological University

Amy B. Mulnix, PhD
Director of the Faculty Center, Franklin and Marshall College

Lolita Paff, PhD
Associate Professor, Penn State Berks

Michael Rust
Associate Professor, Western New England University

Julie Schrock
Professor of Education, Meredith College

Rebecca Zambrano, MA
Director, Online Learning, Edgewood College

Kristin Ziska Strange
Associate Director of Online Program Development & Instructional Design, Tufts University

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