The Teaching Professor Workshops
This summer, Magnas taking your favorite Teaching Professor Conference topics on the road!
At The Teaching Professor Workshops, youll join colleagues for extended versions of two of Magnas most popular Teaching Professor Conference preconference workshops. These discussion-focused workshops, offered at several convenient times and locations, allow you to really dig into a specific teaching topic and gain knowledge and actionable insights you might not get at larger-scale events.
Topics are chosen from successful preconference workshops at past Teaching Professor Conferencesexpanded to include a full day of content. Youll enjoy face-to-face, interactive, and in-depth programming, facilitated by some of the industrys most acclaimed presenters.
Each workshop is limited to 70 registrants, so by attending, youll gain large-conference content in a small-workshop format. This is an excellent opportunity to learn in an interactive setting, mingle with colleagues facing the same teaching issues, and take away an action plan for implementing new ideas into your classroom.
By attending, youll have the opportunity to:
- Participate in small group learning
- Take a deep dive and sharpen your mastery of a singular topic in just one day
- Gain exclusive content expanded from The Teaching Professor Conference and taught by popular presenters
- Interact face-to-face with peers
- Develop personal action plans and workshop your ideas
- Gain quality insights at a convenient time and location
Active Learning Techniques that Promote and Assess Student Learning Workshop
Presented by Maryellen Weimer, PhD and Claire Howell Major, PhD
How well are your students learning? Most of our students could do a lot better. Many dont use research-identified activities that promote deep learning and retention. Teachers can respond with assessment activities that enhance learning. Whether its quizzes, exam review sessions, clicker questions, or concept mapsteachers can design instructional activities that help students master the content at the same time they develop learning skills. Learning Assessment Techniques reflect a new vision of classroom assessmenta vision that focuses on identifying significant learning goals, implementing effective learning activities, and analyzing the outcomes. Join us for a day devoted to exploring instruction that promotes more and better learning for students.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify significant learning goals
- Write a learning objective
- Choose an instructional technique to help students achieve the objective
- Gather evidence of learning
- Document student learning
Workshop Location and Dates
Facilitating Conversations About Difficult Topics in the College Classroom Workshop
Presented by Tasha Souza, PhD and Tolulope Noah, EdD
Faculty and students often fear engaging in conversations about issues of diversity. This may stem from concern about saying the wrong thing or simply feeling ill-informed or ill-equipped. However, avoidance does not lead to empathy or reconciliation. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for facilitating meaningful conversations across differences in the classroom setting. The workshop addresses techniques for creating a supportive and brave classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity, as well as activities for helping students develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases, and privileges.
By the end of this workshop, participants should be better equipped to facilitate and navigate difficult dialogues about diversity-related topics in the classroom setting and will have a working knowledge of:
- Techniques for helping students learn about diverse perspectives
- Strategies for fostering interaction across difference in the classroom
- Techniques for facilitating dialogue about diversity
- Techniques for managing hot moments that may arise in the classroom, including what to do during and after difficult dialogues
- Practical tools to foster a supportive classroom environment where students are more open to engage in dialogues across difference
Workshop Location and Dates
*If youd like to attend both workshops, discounted bundle pricing is available. View dates and locations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Educators of all disciplines and experience levels will leave the workshops with actionable insights and a deeper understanding of some of the most talked-about topics in higher ed. Higher education teaching professors, secondary school teachers, and academic staff or leaders who are looking for a well-rounded understanding of these workshop topics will benefit from attending. Register today!