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Online seminars are available to you through the NAU Media Space Faculty Professional Development Channel and the links below.
The following are brief yet intensive twenty-minute online seminars to give you strategies to solve common teaching problems. You will need to sign in with your CAS log-in for access after clicking the link.
To access the Faculty Professional Development Media Space channel:
- Go to NAU Media Space
- log in via the upper right hand corner with your NAU CAS log-in
- type in the search for channels “Faculty Professional Development”
- This seminar leads educators through the process of developing a course that targets critical thinking skills and shows participants how to effectively encourage students to think for themselves.
- Transform your students’ aptitude for learning. Explore multiple ways for building your students’ fortitude, persistence, and tenacity to learn with a long-term focus.
- Studies have shown that students who are deeply interested in their coursework perform better academically. This video shows how to stoke curiosity daily in your classroom to energize students and enhance their learning.
- This video reveals strategies for changing indifferent students into committed learners
- Learn about the three stages of self-regulated learning – planning, monitoring, and evaluating – and explore an array of activities proven to be effective at enhancing students’ self-awareness of their learning.
- Learn how incorporating findings from cognitive and educational psychology research can help you encourage students to take charge of their own learning.
- Learn a four-part structure to flip a lesson in a current or new course and ensure the pre-class work and in-class activities align.
- Learn how to use objects and pictures to get your students thinking more deeply and creatively about your course.
- Explore benefits and approaches of group work for learning course material.
- Learn how to use a step-by-step approach to convert a face-to-face course into a hybrid, or blended learning, format to maximize student learning.
- This video presents 10 strategies that can be applied easily in any course to get students more involved in learning and take the course work more seriously.
- Learn 18 ways to increase student participation including encouraging students who rarely participate and limiting participation of students who speak too often.
- Learn to manage higher educations unprepared students. Create courses that encourage preparation and support deep learning.
- Learn what to say and do in your classroom to increase the level of student preparation before class and learn the value of reading.
- Learn how to deliver effective mini-lectures that resonate with your students. With its balanced blend of theory and practice, this video gives you ten tips for developing an effective presentation.
- Non-traditional students present unique challenges. Learn how to work with these students to strike the right balance between inflexible and being a pushover.
- Find out how to reply effectively to incorrect or poor answers from students.
- Learn tips designed to help you use classroom policies to support student engagement and a smooth-running classroom.
- Discover a unique approach to learning, with assignments and activities you may not have heard about before. These are active-learning techniques you can use to improve student learning and better assess and report the results.
- Identify the things you want to share with your class and create a strategy for expressing your persona throughout the semester
- Explore the importance of faculty presence for student success in distance education. Learn how to analyze, evaluate, and improve your level of instructor presence in your courses.
- How to Design Courses That Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes and Assessments
- Learn how to take charge the first day of class to develop an appropriate atmosphere of academic integrity and maintain it throughout the semester.
- Learn how UDL improves interactions with students and how this can increase student retention, persistence, and satisfaction across all kinds of learners.
- Recognize the signs of burnout and excessive stress and how to deal with them. The above online seminars are developed by Magna Publications, publisher of the newsletter The Teaching Professor. To subscribe to our monthly email showcasing articles of interest email from current teaching & learning journals, contact us.
- Based on a Magna Online Seminar of the same title presented by Mary C. Clement, Ed.D. (Off-campus users will first need to connect through the Northern Arizona University VPN.)
You may also be interested in Magna Publications’ The Teaching Professor Blog, written by Maryellen Wiemer, a well-known college teaching authority.