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How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?

Assignments are where students get to practice, engage with course content, demonstrate their growing mastery, and alert you to problems. Learn 16 research-based strategies proven to support student learning and how to apply several of these techniques when designing your course assignments.

Instructor writes on chalkboard, "Today's Assignments"

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How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?

Practice is the best of all instructors.

That’s according to Publilius Syrus, a writer and speaker in the 1st century BC.

Although there have been many innovations in teaching methods since then, it seems some things never change.

You know how important assignments are for your students.

Assignments are where students get to practice, engage with course content, demonstrate their growing mastery, and alert you to problems.

Assignments are where students learn. Find out how to make the most of them in How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor.

Benefits

The program presenter presents 16 research-based strategies proven to support student learning and show you how to apply several of these techniques when designing your course assignments, touching on:

  • Setting effective expectations
  • Personalizing student learning with reflective writing assignments
  • Constructing prompts while focusing on learning goals

Your students will benefit from deeper, lasting learning and enjoy the achievement of learning outcomes. You’ll find out how to give and guide assignments and spend less time grading.

The more time students spend on your course, the more they’ll learn. Discover a dynamic approach to keeping students engaged through this professional development program that’s sure to fit your schedule.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20 Minute Mentor, you’ll be able to:

  • Express and discuss the learning goals of an assignment
  • Explain assignment requirements to students
  • Evaluate the relevance of your assignments for students
  • Increase student engagement

Topics Covered

In a perfect world, each one of your course assignments would help students bridge the gap between pedagogy and the real world. How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students? will help you refine your teaching methods and take your practice closer to that perfect world.

The presenter keeps the professional development real too. You’ll learn practical tips exploring:

  • The two questions you should ask yourself before creating assignments
  • The scaffolding students need to meet learning goals
  • The key issues to address in prompts
  • The best ways to link your assignments with potential employers needs

Audience

If you’ve ever had trouble convincing students that your assignments would contribute to their education, this grading and feedback program is for you.

In fact, How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students? will be helpful for all teaching faculty, especially those just starting their careers.

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Developing effective assignments is one of the most important things faculty members do. The presenter will show you how students learn better when they see connections between their lives and your course content, and will provide you with tools to keep your students working and learning.

Be sure your teaching methods are up to the challenge of the practical side of pedagogy. Purchase this program today!

Product Code: PM13PA

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