Grit, self-efficacy, and growth mindset are desirable and aspirational traits for students to have and will make the difference between learning at low-level Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. truly engaging in and understanding course content, but how does a professor create the motivation it takes for students to achieve this? This online seminar is for any educator struggling with creating such paths to critical and creative thinking.
Discover that neurodiverse differences often are not openly declared and might be hard to recognize in individuals in a classroom of students. Explore the common barriers to learning experienced by neurodiverse students and learn strategies to build content and environments that support breaking down those barriers and improving learning for all students.
Generation Z (born from 1995-2010) is now in college and they’ve brought a unique set of values and interests with them. If you’re challenged by—or even just curious about—understanding the drive and motivation of the young students in your classes, this online seminar will provide research-based context, understanding, and practical tactics that can be implemented in any classroom.
Using peer assessment, self-assessment, creative coursework design, grading rubrics, and technology, educators can offer meaningful feedback and effective grading approaches in large-section classes. Join us to discover ideas that you will be able to incorporate almost immediately from an educator who has successfully used this approach.
Learn how to allow for adequate time to develop a course, explore avenues to find course content, prioritize the content students need to learn, create an instructor participation plan, determine what course assessments will be used, estimate the overall workload associated with developing and teaching an online course, and use existing faculty support services available to help with course design and planning.
In this seminar, participants will learn about the variety of administrative barriers facing transgender students at colleges and universities across the country. Examples of some barriers that will be discussed include the following: obtaining name changes on ID cards and administrative forms, navigating various online systems that retain and re-populate student demographic information, ensuring the correct and inclusive use of names and pronouns in the classroom, and accessing comprehensive and inclusive campus healthcare options.
Recent studies show that “Digital Natives” might not have the proficiency for technology that older generations have long assumed they do, and that we’re overestimating the technical skills of the young adults we teach. To make things worse, the related skill sets that students are being taught in their courses with us are not the kinds of skills that their future employers most value.
Learn how to increase support for marginalized students taking online courses. The strategies and discussions presented will support diverse populations and increase positive learning outcomes in online environments.
This seminar explores updates to Title IX under the Trump administration and keeps participants informed about what they need to know as Title IX continues to take shape. A longer Q&A period will allow participants to ask questions/clarifications pertaining to their own campus.
Gain a better understanding of how victim trauma can inhibit the engagement of a person in any institutional process (including learning), how to better assist victims in regaining a sense of normalcy after an assault, and appropriate methods of fostering resilience in survivors of assault.
Increase student motivation, produce higher-quality student work, and encourage student responsibility and academic integrity, all while making assessment less stressful for students and simplifying the grading process for themselves.
Explore ways to communicate about rating results using three scenarios based on common situations, with the goal of making the exchange a constructive conversation about teaching and learning.
This seminar offers a glimpse into how Wikipedia can empower students to share their knowledge with the world around them. Through real-life strategies and helpful background information, this seminar shows you how to use a tool you already understand in a new way to increase student engagement, boost critical thinking, and improve information literacy.
Examine the three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions and increase your intercultural savvy. This increased awareness will help you teach in ways that better include and support culturally diverse students to improve your teaching effectiveness and further your students’ success.