20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Use Microactivities to Engage Students and Improve Learning and Retention?

This program explains, through the lens of the literature, how the brain processes information, and identifies why microactivities are a great method of formative assessment to check in with your students learning and move information closer to long-term memory.

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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days.

How Can I Use Microactivities to Engage Students and Improve Learning and Retention?

While metacognition might seem like a buzzword in education, it is truly a key to learning and student success and, in turn, retention. Books like Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Make It Stick, and Small Teaching, as well as many articles, emphasize the importance of techniques teachers at all levels can use to help students learn. This program explains, through the lens of the literature, how the brain processes information and identifies why microactivities are a great method of formative assessment to check in with your students learning and move information closer to long-term memory.

Purchase the How Can I Use Microactivities to Engage Students and Improve Learning and Retention? 20-Minute Mentor program, presented by Wren Mills, PhD. Receive multiple ideas for microactivities to use in class, when to schedule these activities, and how to integrate them with the course.

Learning Goals

After this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define metacognition and explain its role in learning
  • Describe how the brain retains and memorizes information
  • Identify how microactivities might be integrated into your class
  • List tips for how to best develop and integrate microactivities into a course

Topics Covered

  • Metacognition
  • How the Brain Learns
  • Microactivities to support learning
  • Teaching strategies for face-to-face and online classrooms

Audience

This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Teaching and Learning Centers

Product Code: PM19KA

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