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Energize Your Lectures to Help Students Meaningfully Engage with Your Subject


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.


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Most college teachers enter their classrooms with thousands of hours of experience in their chosen field and typically face students who have little to no experience with that field of study.

In this setting, teachers may take for granted all that they know and are able to do. In a sense, they expect students to get inside their head. This has been called expert blind spot—experts have a difficult time seeing or meeting the needs of relative novices which can be challenging in teaching.

This Magna Online Seminar discusses ways to overcome this expert blind spot by addressing how to harness the power of examples, case studies, visualizations, and stories to help students meaningfully engage with your subject. Energize Your Lectures to Help Students Meaningfully Engage with Your Subject, a Magna Online Seminar led by Ken Alford, PhD and Tyler Griffin, PhD. You’ll learn how to recognize practical ways you can put Blooms taxonomy to work in your teaching. Learn effective principles and practices regarding the packaging and delivery of course content in digestible, interesting, and motivating ways to both help students begin their own journey of discovery and ultimately accelerate student learning.

Learning Goals

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

  • Identify various examples and illustrations
  • Implement and sequence various example types in a course
  • Recognize when to use examples to achieve the greatest effect

Topics Covered

  • One way to take Blooms Taxonomy from theory to practice
  • Types of examples to use to accelerate learning
  • Effective sequencing of examples and illustrations in a course
  • When to integrating examples in teaching


This seminar will benefit:

  • Deans
  • Associate Deans
  • Department Chairs
  • Faculty
  • Faculty Developers
  • Department of Teaching and Learning


Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access for 1-year
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the 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.

Campus Access 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. 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: PC19JA

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