Academic Professional Development Courses

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Magna Mentor Video Discussion Series

Throughout the summer we will host a viewing and discussion of several videos from the Magna 20-Minute Mentor library. The first 20 minutes will be reserved for watching the video. Then, depending on the number of participants, we may use an active learning "structure" (reusable method) to start the discussion and demonstrate active learning. If you watch the video ahead of time you can arrive by the end of the screening to join the discussion.

Can't attend in person? Watch the video on your own then join the virtual discussion in the "Teaching: Art, Craft and Science" group on Yammer. (Learn about Yammer.) A link to the video and discussion will be added on the Monday of each week there is a screening.

Register separately for each session.

June 29th: How Can I Use Student Feedback to Improve My Teaching? In-person discussion post-poned. Join the online discussion on Yammer (see above).
July 6th: What Key Concepts Improve Student Learning and Memory?
July 13: How Can Objects and Analogies Improve My Teaching?
July 20th: How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?
July 27th: How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset with Three Simple Tips?
August 3rd: How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?

  • 7/6/2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 20 seats left - click to register
  • 7/13/2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 20 seats left - click to register
  • 7/20/2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 20 seats left - click to register
  • 7/27/2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 20 seats left - click to register
  • 8/3/2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 20 seats left - click to register

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Small Teaching Book Club

Keep the conversation and learning going in these follow-up discussions of Small Teaching chapters related to James Lang’s FIX keynote and plenary talks. (Some brief, additional readings may be recommended.)(All are Friday 1 to 2pm except 8/4)

Chapter 2 “Predicting”           June 24
Chapter 1 “Retrieving”            July 8 (At the July 8th meeting we will combine chapters 1 and 2 into our discussion.)
Chapter 4 “Connecting”         July 15
Chapter 7 “Motivation”           July 22
Chapter 8 “Mindset”              July 29
TBD                                     Aug 4 (Thursday)

  • 7/8/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 16 seats left - click to register
  • 7/15/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 17 seats left - click to register
  • 7/22/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 18 seats left - click to register
  • 7/29/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 17 seats left - click to register
  • 8/4/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 16 seats left - click to register

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