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A Rewarding Conference Experience—Without the Travel

Due to travel restrictions, we’re offering a virtual conference that captures the spirit that the Teaching Professor Conference is known for. It features on-demand access to conference plenary sessions along with on-demand delivery of 50+ concurrent sessions. There’s even an opportunity for you to virtually attend 9 optional preconference workshops plus poster sessions too! If you’re passionate about good pedagogy, you don’t want to miss it! Register for the Teaching Professor Virtual Conference and you’ll have access to the opening plenary session on the science of teaching, and closing session on student engagement. You will also have on-demand access to more than 50 concurrent sessions you can enjoy anytime, anywhere, through Sept. 30, 2020. Experience it all where you want, when you want, on-demand. You’ll get the audio of each session, plus slides, Q&A, and captioning. You’ll even be able to connect with others through the conference app! Registration is now open for the Teaching Professor Virtual Conference—the professional-development opportunity you don’t need to travel for! Registration Includes:
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Special Offer for Groups of 10

Do you have a group of 10 faculty that wants to attend the Teaching Professor Virtual Conference? Sign up for a Faculty Cohort Registration and receive the following:

  • 10 registrations to the Teaching Professor Virtual Conference
  • 10 seats to any of Magna’s Summer Enrichment Courses
Have a group greater than 10? Register now and pay just $299 each! For groups of 50 or more, email a spreadsheet with the registrant information (name, job title, institution, address, email address, phone number) to support@magnapubs.com and we’ll enter your registration for you.
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1 person $499
2+ people $325/ea.
Faculty Cohort (10+) $299/ea.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations for the Teaching Professor Virtual Conference must be received in writing. Cancellations made after May 18, 2020 will result in full registration fee. Substitutions or name changes can be made at any time before May 27. Cancellation requests can be sent by email to support@magnapubs.com or by fax to 608-246-3597.

More than 50 Sessions in Key Tracks!

There are sessions on a wealth of topics drawn from a handful of the conference’s key tracks. Here’s a sample of what to expect:

Preparing Your Course

Sessions promote innovations and strategies that can be applied across a broad range of disciplines and contexts.

How Can I Use Backward Design to Create a Well-Aligned Course?
Erin Malone, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Design to Align: How to Craft an Elegant, Intentional, and Powerful Syllabus
Tona Hangen, Worcester State University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Design to Align: How to Craft a Powerful Syllabus
Tona Hangen

Motivate Your Students to Excel Through Competency-Based Grading
Anita Morgan, Indiana University, Bloomington
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

How Do We Make Scientific Laboratories More Enjoyable and More Engaging While Allowing for Students to Learn Real-World, Research-Based, and Science-Specific Skills?
David Waters, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Length: 20 Minutes

How Can Writing a Transparent and Student-Centered Purpose Statement for Assignments Boost Students’ Outcomes?
Rod McRae and Mandi Campbell, University of West Georgia
Length: 20 Minutes

Systems Thinking: A Framework for Critical Thinking and Active Learning
Kara Whitman and Jennifer Johnson, Washington State University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Assessing Learning

Sessions in this track focus on assignments, assessments, and grading practices, and/or strategies measuring students’ accomplishment of course objectives and learning outcomes.

Stop Grading! – How Feedback and Self-reflections Changed my Classroom
Melissa Michael, John Brown University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Aligning Course Grading Structures to Promote Motivation & Learning in STEM
Shenira A. Perez and Ileana Hernandez, Florida International University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Item Analysis: It’s More than Just Numbers
Cindy Decker Raynak, Penn State University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

How Can Faculty Simultaneously Assess Knowledge and Provide a Learning Opportunity that Engages Students?
Brian Rempel, University of Alberta – Augustana Campus
Length: 20 Minutes

How Can We Get Students to Showcase Their Understanding of Connections Between Different Content Elements?
Christine Monnier, College of DuPage

How Can Free Online Assessments Help Students Learn about Group Dynamics and Lead to Better Group Work?
Wren Mills, Western Kentucky University
Length: 20 Minutes

How Do I Peer Review That? Rubric-Guided Peer Assessments
Amy Pinkerton and Deepthi Werapitiya, Johns Hopkins University: School of Public Health: Center for Teaching and Learning
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Improving the Quality of Multiple-Choice Questions
Rebecca Orr, Collin College and Peggy Brickman, University of Georgia
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Group Learning Without Loafing: Grading Methods that Enhance Accountability
Tamara Avant and Ashley Gardner, Barton College
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Student Engagement

Sessions in this track promote one or all of the dimensions of student engagement: behavioral, emotional, or cognitive.

Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Equip and Empower through Metacognition
Cathy Box, Lubbock Christian University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Coaches, Not Cops: Strategies Promoting Better Learning Decisions
Lolita Paff, Penn State Berks
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Session Length: 60 Minutes

Can We Talk? Academic Freedom in Classroom Discussions
Antija Allen, Pellissippi State Community College and Anthony James and Jason James, Miami University (Ohio)
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

How Can I Devise Discussion Questions That Will Increase Student Engagement in Classroom Conversations?
Claire Lamonica, Illinois State University
Length: 20 Minutes

“That’s Not What Grandma Believed!”—Creating Safety for New Ideas
Brad Bull, Tennessee Tech University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Engaging Strategies for Student Success in F2F and Online Classes
Susan Eason and John Mayes, Jr., San Jacinto College
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Practical Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Active Learning
Amanda Bock and Robin Vincent, William Peace University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Technology Tools for Teaching

Sessions in this track focus on the effective use of teaching and communication technologies including the theoretical underpinnings that drive the use of technology for teaching.

Riding the Wakelet Wave: Curation Made Easy
Madeline Craig, Molloy College, New York
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 minutes

Roll for Initiative:  What Dungeons & Dragons Can Teach Us about Course Design
Kristin Ziska Strange, University of Arizona
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60-Minute

The Point of PowerPoint Is to Use All Its Power
Mick Charney, Kansas State University
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

How Can I Use Hypothesis Digital Annotation Software to Enhance Student Engagement with Content and Discussions in My Classes?
Ann Diker, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Length: 20 Minutes

How Can Social Accountability Support Academic Performance?
Amanda Felkey, Lake Forest College
Length: 20 Minutes

Using a Data-driven Approach to Write Better Exams
Alym Amlani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Enhancing Learning While Levering Technology
Morris Thomas and Angela Bullock, University of the District of Columbia
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Using Green Screen Technology in Your Online Class
Edwin Hill, DeVry University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Online Teaching and Learning

Good teaching is good teaching, and much of the conference is devoted to it! This track is specific to the online environment, which presents unique challenges and opportunities.

Small Online Teaching Strategies that Engage Students and Improve Learning
Flower Darby, Northern Arizona University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Creating Community Online: Teaching Strategies to Help All Students Succeed
Courtney Plotts, CASEPS
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Adult Learners Perceptions of the Online Teaching and Learning Environment
Marsha Black-Chen, The Mico University College
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

What Active Learning Strategies Could Be Used in an Online Qualitative Research Course to Engage Students?
Cynthia Brown, University of West Georgia
Length: 20 Minutes

How Can Apps Stimulate Unconscious Learning, Increase Collaboration, and Decrease Cheating?
Ron Serra, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Edwidge Bryant, Flagler College
Length: 20 Minutes

Methodology Madness: How to Engage AND Teach Rigorous Content Online
Denise Harshbarger and Brian Sanders, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Audience: Is new to this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Backward Design: One Way to Create Cohesive, Scaffolded Online Programs
Divya Bheda and Wittney Jones, Northcentral University
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

Online Faculty Collaboration and Student Engagement: Increasing Student Satisfaction and Retention
Jennifer Garland, Joseph O’Brien, Amy Mullins, and Tuyet Case, Western Governors University
Audience: Has some experience with this topic
Length: 60 Minutes

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