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most respected experts in higher ed: • Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. • Ann Taylor • Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. • Barry Dahl, Ph.D. • Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. • Bruce Kelley, Ph.D. • Debi Moon, J.D. • Ernetta Fox, M.F.A., M.L.S. • Gary Pavela, J.D. • Ike Shibley, Ph.D. • Jill Schiefelbein • John Orlando, Ph.D.

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• Justin M. Smith, Ph.D. • Kenneth Alford, Ph.D. • Lawrence C. Ragan, Ph.D. • Linda Suskie • Mary C. Clement, Ed.D. • Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. • Rob Jenkins, M.A. • Scott Warnock, Ph.D. • Therese Huston, Ph.D. • Timothy Wilson, Ph.D. • Virginia Johnson Anderson, Ed.D. • W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

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With the 20 Minute Mentor programs you can: • Show one of these programs at the beginning of a department meeting • Show the program over lunch and discuss the topic as a group • Have individual faculty members view the program then meet as a group to discuss • Have faculty show the program to students and discuss the topic with them—i.e. the program “How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class?” Magna 20 Minute Mentor programs are a convenient, cost-effective way for faculty to tap the expertise of instructors who’ve solved some of the most perplexing issues facing educators today.

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Teaching Face-to-Face Academic Integrity ......................8 Classroom Management..............8 Grading & Feedback ..................12 Issues With Students ................22 Student Engagement ................24 Syllabus & Course Design ........28 Teaching With Technology ......30

Teaching Online Online Course Design................32 Online Engagement ..................33 Online Grading & Feedback ......34 Technology ................................35

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Blended Learning 4-pack Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D., and Timothy Wilson, Ph.D. Item#: PM00GA

Blended learning is one of the most talked-about course design trends in higher education today because it has a documented capacity to improve student performance more than either faceto-face instruction or online technology can independently. Learn how to begin to design a blended learning course with this four-CD set which includes: 1. What Is Blended Learning? (page 31) 2. In Blended Courses, What Should Students Do Online? (page 31) 3. Should I Use ADDIE as a Design Map for My Blended Course? (page 31) 4. What Three Things Could I Do to Improve My Blended Course? (page 31)

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Improving Student Learning 4-pack Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D., Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., Linda Suskie, and John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM00BA

When it comes to improving student learning, what works best? We’ve asked some of higher education's leading authorities on the subject to discuss what they believe (and what research shows) to be the best approaches. This 4-pack includes: 1. How Can I Promote Deep Learning Through Critical Reflection? (page 25) 2. Learner-Centered Teaching— Where Should I Start? (page 27) 3. How Can I Promote Deep, Lasting Student Learning? (page 25) 4. How Can I Use Voice Feedback to Improve Student Learning? (page 34)

Increasing Intellectual Rigor in the Classroom 4-pack Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D., Rob Jenkins, M.A., Ike Shibley, Ph.D., Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., and Linda Suskie Item#: PM00EA

The real joy in teaching comes not when students master facts, but when they learn to analyze, assess and make sense of them. Discover some of the best tools and techniques to challenge students academically—giving high but attainable expectations—in this 4pack. This package contains: 1. How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills? (page 25) 2. Is Team Teaching Right for Me? (page 30) 3. How Do I Give Feedback that Improves Student Writing? (page 21) 4. How Can I Promote Deep, Lasting Student Learning? (page 25)

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4-packs, continued Mid-Year Issues 4-pack Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D., Linda Suskie, Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM00CA

Mid-year is a good time to take stock, consider how things are going in your courses, and do the finetuning that can help keep your classroom (and you!) humming along. To assist you in that process, this 4-pack of 20 Minute Mentors will help you assess and address some important issues including: 1. What Can I Learn From Student Ratings? (page 21) 2. What Are My Multiple Choice Test Results Telling Me? (page 21) 3. How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class? (page 26) 4. What Can I Do About Feeling Tired, Stressed and Burned Out? (page 12)

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Student Engagement 4-pack Presented by: Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. Item#: PM00HA

Today, “student engagement” is much more than an academic buzzword. It could be considered the foundation for successful learning. Learn how to promote this essential connection in this 4-pack containing: 1. How Can I Capture Students’ Interest in the First 5 Minutes? (page 24) 2. How Can I Use Icebreakers to Connect with Students? (page 26) 3. How Can I Connect Students’ Interests to Course Content? (page 24) 4. How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media & Objects? (page 25)

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Student Veteran 4-pack Presented by: Bruce Kelley, Ph.D., Ernetta Fox, M.F.A., M.L.S, and Justin M. Smith, Ph.D. Item#: PM00IA

Today’s returning veterans can be different from veterans of the past and different from the majority of students on your campus. Learn ways to help you better serve students who have served their country. This 4-pack includes: 1. What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed? (page 28) 2. How Do I Design Courses to Enhance Student Veterans’ Success? (page 29) 3. How Do I Accommodate Student Veterans with Disabilities? (page 22) 4. How Can I Help Student Veterans Transition to Campus? (page 9)

Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D., Rob Jenkins, M.A., Ike Shibley, Ph.D., and Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM00DA

Discover how you can help keep students engaged, encouraged, and enrolled. You’ll come away with ideas you can implement immediately in your classroom to give every student a better chance for success. This four CD set contains: 1. What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention? (page 27) 2. How Can I Promote Deep Learning Through Critical Reflection? (page 25) 3. How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom? (page 10) 4. How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class? (page 26)

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Teaching Face-to-Face

Classroom Management, continued

How Can I Help Student Veterans Transition to Campus? Presented by: Justin M. Smith, Ph.D. Item#: PM22HA

Because of their unique characteristics, student veterans frequently face challenges beyond those known to the typical new student. Get expert advice on how you can support student veterans in their return to civilian life.

How Can I Learn Student Names? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09DA

By using your students’ names, you succeed in increasing teacherstudent rapport and making it more likely that students will participate in class discussion. Discover a variety of practical, easy-toimplement ways to learn your students’ names faster.

This program is also available in the Student Veteran 4-pack (page 7).

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

How Do I Discuss Academic Integrity During the First Class?

Cell Phones, Laptops, and Facebook®: What Can I Do About Them?

Presented by: Gary Pavela, J.D. Item#: PM10EA

Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09AA

Find out how a developmental approach can ensure that all your students stay on the track to ethical academic success. Learn how to control cheating in your classroom.

When it comes to effectively managing how these tools are used you need to be sufficiently informed on how to set clear expectations for students. Get expert advice and insights for properly managing cell phone, laptop and Facebook® use in your classroom.

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How Can I Incorporate a Group Poster Session into my Class? Presented by: Virginia Anderson, Ed.D. Item#: PM12XA

Poster sessions allow students to research, create, and explain their poster for a transformative learning experience. Learn how to prepare, assign, and grade a group poster session in your class.

How Can I Properly and Legally Dismiss a Student From Class? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09FA

Learn different ways to respond effectively to disruptive students and find out how to prevent the need from arising. Gain an understanding of the different considerations involved in properly and legally dismissing a student from class.

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Classroom Management, continued

How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying in the Classroom? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM12OA

Bullying and teasing takes many forms, but none of them are acceptable in higher education classrooms. Uncover techniques to be proactive about bullying prevention.

How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM11AA

We’ve all encountered “toxic” learning environments. Learn how to create a robust, positive learning environment, in which everyone understands and appreciates why they’re spending time together. Get an inspiring look at how you can improve the learning climate in your classroom. This program is also available in the Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack (page 7).

How Do I Assign Students to Groups? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09HA

Group work helps facilitate active involvement in learning, and it’s been shown that students learn more and retain content longer through group work compared to other teaching methods. Find out how to put together groups in ways that energize your class and stimulate learning. 10

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How Do I Stay Calm When Students Push My Buttons? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM12PA

College students’ behavior can be rude, arrogant, and insulting at times. Discover how to develop reasonable responses to students with rude behavior in this program.

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Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09RA

Learn how to make effective attendance decisions that do not result in creating a negative perception of you as a teacher. Get key insights and approaches for handling attendance more easily and effectively.

Should I Encourage Experiential Learning During Class? How? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM22DA

Experiential learning is the intentional combination of experience and learning with each enhancing the other. Learn how to incorporate experiential learning inside the classroom and how to facilitate and assess it.

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What Are the Three Worst Mistakes to Make in the Classroom? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM11CA

In order to succeed at teaching you need to look at the trio of potential pitfalls to avoid in the classroom … one involving how you teach, one what you teach, and one whom you teach. Learn what you can do to avoid some of the biggest, most common classroom blunders.

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What Can I Do About Feeling Tired, Stressed and Burned Out? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09UA

Many faculty members struggle with burnout or excessive stress. The good news is that there are practical, proven steps that can be taken to overcome burnout or excessive stress. Recognize the signs of burnout and excessive stress and how to deal with them. This program is also available in the Mid-Year Issues 4-pack (page 6).

What Should I Do When a Student Challenges my Authority? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM11GA

When students challenge your authority, how you respond is important … not just for resolving the specific incident, but for setting the tone and tenor for the entire semester. Discover effective strategies for responding to challenging student behavior.

GRADING & FEEDBACK How Can I Make My Exams More about Learning, Less about Grades? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM22KA

Making exams better suit your learning goals requires student participation at every step of the process. Learn how you can transform exams into enhanced opportunities for student learning with practical solutions to the three core problems with exams today.

How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools?

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Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D. and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Item#: PM11DA

Discover some simple changes that can help you better measure and encourage student progress, and more accurately assess your own teaching. Find out how to turn assessments from measurements of learning to measurements for learning. Continued on page 20

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20 Minute Mentor Commons is a remarkable new online resource that gives your faculty and administrators unlimited and immediate access to more than seventy 20 Minute Mentor programs delivered by higher education’s foremost experts.

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How Can I Use a Total Point System to Clarify Grading? Presented by: Mary C. Clement, Ed.D. Item#: PM12ZA

A total point grading system helps students understand how grades are determined and what their grades are throughout the semester. End grading frustration and learn how to implement this system.

How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Lowstakes Grading Strategy? Presented by: Scott Warnock, Ph.D. Item#: PM12HA

Informal writing assignments can be part of your strategy of frequent, low-stakes (FLS) grading. Find out how these assignments can create a dialogue, boost student confidence, and increase student motivation.

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Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM11BA

Discover how to make the feedback process not only more meaningful for students, but more manageable for you, as well. Get valuable strategies for improving writing performance.

What Are My Multiple Choice Test Results Telling Me?

Presented by: Mary C. Clement, Ed.D. Item#: PM12YA

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How Do I Give Feedback that Improves Student Writing?

This program is also available in the Increasing Intellectual Rigor in the Classroom 4-pack (page 5).

How Can I Use Frequent Student Feedback to Improve My Courses?

If you only ask for feedback at the end of the semester, it’s hard to improve learning for current students. Learn the five key times during the semester to ask for student feedback and practical ways to obtain it.

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Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM09SA

How Can I Use Low-stakes Quizzing to Enhance Learning? Presented by: Scott Warnock, Ph.D. Item#: PM12GA

A frequent, low-stakes (FLS) quizzing strategy, when used correctly, can decrease your workload while increasing student motivation and confidence. Learn how this technique can benefit your classroom.

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Multiple choice tests can be used to gain valuable feedback to improve the test, as well as the way the subject is taught. Find out how to interpret multiple choice test results with greater insight and skill. This program is also available in the Mid-Year Issue 4-pack (page 6).

What Are My Rubric Results Telling Me? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM09TA

Rubrics are most often used to assign grades. However, rubrics can also be used to improve tests as well as teaching methods. Discover the keys to properly analyzing and applying rubric results.

What Can I Learn From Student Ratings? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09VA

Teaching well requires deliberate practice. One of the best ways to improve is to use student feedback. Learn how to read student ratings to help you improve and grow. This program is also available in the Mid-Year Issues 4-pack (page 6).

What Is the Best Way to Grade Participation? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM22JA

You know how essential it is for students to be active participants in their education. But how do you grade them on it? Learn an overview of what not to do when grading participation, activities worth doing, how to do them, and how to evaluate your own process.

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Issues with Students, continued

ISSUES WITH STUDENTS

What Can I Legally Tell People Who Call Me About My Students?

How Do I Accommodate Student Veterans with Disabilities? Presented by: Ernetta Fox, M.F.A., M.L.S. Item#: PM22GA

Many veterans returning to higher education face cognitive and physical challenges. Discover how making simple adjustments to the way you teach will make it easier for student veterans to succeed. This program is also available in the Student Veteran 4-pack (page 7).

How Flexible Should I Be with Non-Traditional Students? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09MA

One of the challenges for faculty is walking the line between enabling vs. helping. While the student often creates problems by not following class expectations, you need to consider the concepts of grace and mercy. Get helpful insights, techniques, and strategies to support you in helping these students to succeed.

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Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09WA

How Should I Handle Pushy Parents? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09NA

Some overprotective parents continue to engage in pushy behaviors on a regular basis at college campuses. Get practical ideas and techniques that lead to more productive interactions with parents. Learn strategies that will help you work more effectively with aggressive parents.

My Student Has a Mental Health or Substance Issue. Now What? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09QA

A student who is struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues potentially poses a threat to himself or herself as well as to others. Learn key insights and approaches for responding to students with mental health or substance issues.

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When you receive a request for information about one of your students, will you know how to respond to the request properly under the FERPA and your institution’s policies? Understand the key basics that you need to know in handling student information requests.

What Do I Do If I Suspect a Student Has Asperger’s Disorder? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09XA

Students with Asperger’s disorder struggle with “reading” social cues, and comprehending unwritten rules. As a result, these students can pose unique challenges. Observe how to better understand and communicate with Asperger’s students.

What Do I Need to Know About Referring Students for Help? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM12NA

You’re bound to encounter students who need more than you can give them. Recent campus tragedies highlight the crucial importance of skilled referrals. Understand how to meet your mentoring responsibilities.

What Should I Do When Students Say They Have a Disability? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09YA

The number of students with disabilities at our college campuses has grown to record numbers in recent years. Find out how to respond to students who tell you that they have a disability.

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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Can I Safely Send Group Text Messages to Students for Free? Presented by: Barry Dahl, Ph.D. Item#: PM12UA

Text messaging is the preferred means of communication for a majority of college students. Discover how to do it safely, easily, and for free—a well as WHY you should consider text messages.

How Can I Capture Students’ Interest in the First 5 Minutes? Presented by: Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. Item#: PM12QA

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and that’s particularly important in the college classroom. Uncover ways to harness your enthusiasm for your discipline and use it to custom-craft the first five minutes of your class to motivate and interest your learners. This program is also available in the Student Engagement 4-pack (page 6).

Can I Safely Use Facebook with Students for Class How Can I Connect Interaction? Students’ Interests to Presented by: Barry Dahl, Ph.D. Course Content? Item#: PM12VA

Between 80 and 90 percent of college students use Facebook. Get the best reasons for using Facebook in conjunction with class, what other choices are available, and how you can effectively add value with Facebook.

Presented by: Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. Item#: PM12RA

Connecting student interests to course content is vital for student motivation. Learn simple strategies to achieve this in any class size or discipline. This program is also available in the Student Engagement 4-pack (page 6).

Student Engagement, continued

How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media and Objects? Presented by: Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. Item#: PM12TA

How could you make learning more interesting and relevant to today’s students? Learn techniques that include story, movies, TV, music, popular literature, and objects in this program. This program is also available in the Student Engagement 4-pack (page 6).

How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills? Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D. and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Item#: PM11FA

The real joy in teaching comes not when students master facts, but when they learn to analyze, assess, and make sense of them. Get a quick look at some practical, proven ways to develop your students’ critical thinking skills. This program is also available in the Increasing Intellectual Rigor in the Classroom 4-pack (page 5).

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How Can I Promote Deep, Lasting Student Learning? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM10CA

According to research, there are a number of teaching strategies that have proven to be successful in facilitating deep, lasting student learning. Learn 17 proven principles for promoting deep, lasting learning with your students. This program is also available in the Improving Student Learning 4pack (page 5) and Increasing Intellectual Rigor in the Classroom 4-pack (page 5).

How Can I Promote Deep Learning through Critical Reflection? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM10CA

The process of critical reflection is a reliable way to deepen the learning experience. Help students consider complex issues fully and engage them in developing their criticalthinking ability. Discover how to create a richer learning experience for students. This program is also available in the Improving Student Learning 4pack (page 5) and Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack (page 7).

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Student Engagement, continued

How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09JA

How Can I Use Icebreakers to Connect with Students? Presented by: Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. Item#: PM12SA

Learning about your students is a key to motivating them. But what is appropriate, relevant, and feasible? Explore a variety of icebreaker techniques that can be used outside or inside class time. This program is also available in the Student Engagement 4-pack (page 6).

How Can Objects and Analogies Improve My Teaching? Presented by: Kenneth L. Alford, Ph.D. Item#: PM12IA

Encouraging students to make new connections with course materials is essential in higher education. This program introduces innovative ways to increase student engagement. 26

Increased participation helps energize and motivate teachers and students alike because of the stimulation and excitement created by increased interaction. Learn 18 different ways to encourage more classroom participation with your students This program is also available in the Mid-Year Issues 4-pack (page 6) and Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack (page 7).

How Do I Get Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09KA

Many students come to class without having done the reading. Get strategies that you can use to help students learn the value of reading. Learn constructive, specific ways to motivate your students to come to class prepared.

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Student Engagement, continued

How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Student Answers? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09OA

When a student answers a question with a wrong answer, your response can increase or decrease the likelihood of future participation. Find out how to reply effectively to incorrect or poor answers from students.

Learner-Centered Teaching— Where Should I Start?

What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention? Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D., and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Item#: PM11EA

No educator wants to see a student drop a class … or leave school. The good news is there are meaningful, proactive steps you can take to give every student a better chance to succeed. Learn how you can help students “stick with it” and attain their dream of a college degree. This program is also available in the Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack (page 7).

Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09PA

With learner-centered teaching, students take more responsibility for their learning. Learn three strategies that demonstrate learner-centered approaches that benefit teachers and students. Discover how to help increase your students’ ability to learn. This program is also available in the Improving Student Learning 4pack (page 5).

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Student Engagement, continued

What If a Student Asks a Question I Can’t Answer? Presented by: Therese Huston, Ph.D. Item#: PM10AA

You don’t need to panic when you are asked a question you can’t answer. Learn how to respond to even the toughest questions with confidence and credibility. Get effective strategies for managing these awkward classroom moments.

What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed? Presented by: Bruce Kelley, Ph.D. Item#: PM22FA

Student veterans know transitioning back to civilian life involves switching barracks and battlefields for a new training ground – a college campus. Learn practical techniques you can implement immediately to help student veterans succeed. This program is also available in the Student Veteran 4-pack (page 7).

SYLLABUS & COURSE DESIGN Can Service-Learning Work in My Discipline? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM10BA

If you’re wondering whether—and how—service-learning might work in your courses, you’ll appreciate this focused look at service-learning opportunities. Discover the benefits of introducing service-learning into courses in any discipline area.

How Can I Clarify Fuzzy Learning Goals? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM09CA

To effectively teach and assess student performance, as well as to help students learn at optimal levels, it is important that these goals be as clear as possible. Uncover key ways to clarify fuzzy learning goals to improve your teaching.

Syllabus & Course Design, continued

How Can I Improve Lessons with a 4-step Plan? Presented by: Mary C. Clement, Ed.D. Item#: PM22AA

Lesson planning is a complex process that can take hours and hours of your time. Learn a 4-step plan that simplifies the planning process and creates even stronger, more engaging lessons.

How Can I Teach Critical Reflection in STEM Courses? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM22BA

Through critical reflection, students engage in the process of analyzing, reconsidering, and questioning their experiences within the broad context of a discipline. Get insights on how to incorporate critical reflection in STEM and learn three steps in the design of critical reflection activities.

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How Do I Design Courses to Enhance Student Veterans’ Success? Presented by: Bruce Kelley, Ph.D. Item#: PM22EA

Military service is a formidable educational experience and veteran students come to the classroom with leadership training and real-world knowledge. Understand how to use course design to help student veterans succeed. This program is also available in the Student Veteran 4-pack (page 7).

How Do I Develop a High-Impact Capstone Course? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM22CA

Capstone courses are a cumulative learning experience that requires senior students to complete a project that helps them integrate and apply what they have learned. Find out what a well-designed course looks like and how to develop your own capstone course.

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Syllabus & Course Design, continued

Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM22IA

How Do I Get Started with Service-Learning? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM10BA

If you’re wondering whether—and how—service-learning might work in your courses, you’ll appreciate this focused look at service-learning opportunities. Discover the benefits of introducing service-learning into courses in any discipline area.

Is Team Teaching Right for Me? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM11HA

If you’re considering team teaching, there are some things you need to know in order to enjoy the benefits and avoid the pitfalls. Explore whether you and a colleague would be a good fit for team teaching.

Your syllabus and classroom policies set the tone for your class, but they may not be creating a welcoming learning environment. Learn tips designed to help you use classroom policies to support student engagement and a smooth-running classroom.

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY How Do I Convert a F2F Course to a Hybrid Course? Presented by: Jill Schiefelbein Item#: PM12JA

Converting an existing course into a blended learning course presents multiple challenges to the instructor. What current content can I use? What needs to be created? What technologies to use? Get expert advice and the answers you need in this program.

This program is also available in the Increasing Intellectual Rigor in the Classroom 4-pack (page 5).

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In Blended Courses, What Should Students Do Online? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D., and Timothy Wilson, Ph.D. Item#: PM12DA

For instructors interested in exploring blended learning, deciding which course elements to teach faceto-face and which to address through online technology can be a major stumbling block. Explore a framework for making those essential educational judgment calls in this program. This program is also available in the Blended Learning 4-pack (page 4).

Should I Use ADDIE as a Design Map for My Blended Course? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D., and Timothy Wilson, Ph.D. Item#: PM12FA

ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. It is a theory-driven, reality-tested approach to blended course design. Discover how to use this helpful course design format. This program is also available in the Blended Learning 4-pack (page 4).

What Is Blended Learning? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D., and Timothy Wilson, Ph.D. Item#: PM12AA

Blended learning, which combines face-to-face classroom instruction with supervised online activities, is one of the hottest course design models in higher education today. Learn how to take advantage of online technology to better your students’ learning experience and improve your instruction. This program is also available in the Blended Learning 4-pack (page 4).

What Three Things Could I Do to Improve My Blended Course? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D., and Timothy Wilson, Ph.D. Item#: PM12EA

Effective blended course design requires faculty to reconsider their role in learning. Understand how to rethink your approach to students, teaching, technology, and your colleagues. This program is also available in the Blended Learning 4-pack (page 4).

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Teaching Online

Online Course Design, continued

How Do I Choose Between Synchronous & Asynchronous Activities? Presented by: Jill Schiefelbein Item#: PM12KA

Often online instructors are caught in the synchronousasynchronous paradox. What technologies to use? What about student interaction? What is more effective? Get answers to these questions in this program.

ONLINE ENGAGEMENT How Can Document Sharing Tools Help Students Collaborate? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09BA

Document sharing software is a proven and effective way to facilitate more productive and enriching group work. Find out how to use free document sharing systems to improve learning at your campus.

How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions?

ONLINE COURSE DESIGN I’m Teaching Online Next Term: What Do I Have to Know? Presented by: Larry Ragan, Ph.D. Item#: PM11IA

In some situations the opportunity to teach online may not come with a lot of time to get prepared. Learn the 12 surefire “steps” that will guide you through the preparation for online teaching success.

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Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09IA

How Should I Manage My Online Course? Presented by: Ann Taylor Item#: PM12BA

Managing the workload of an online course can be more challenging than managing a faceto-face course. Learn how to create an online instructor’s course manual that will help you stay organized, manage workload, and keep students working toward the learning goals.

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How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom? Presented by: Jill Schiefelbein Item#: PM12LA

All too often discussion questions are poorly designed and end up frustrating students and instructors alike. To avoid this, it’s critical to create discussion questions that foster dynamic learning experiences. Stop “spinning your wheels” with discussion approaches that do not work.

The virtual classroom is a way to foster synchronous interaction between students and the instructor, and provide a classroom-like feel for online students. This program offers checklists and suggestions to help you get started. http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/

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ONLINE GRADING & FEEDBACK How Can I Use Voice Feedback to Improve Student Learning? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09GA

Find out the benefits of using voice feedback and incorporate this approach successfully into your teaching practices. Choose the right type of feedback for the information or message you want to communicate. This program is also available in the Improving Student Learning 4pack (page 5).

Peer Reviews of Online Teaching: What Works Best? Presented by: Ann Taylor Item#: PM12CA

Peer reviews help ensure quality online teaching. When conducting online faculty peer reviews, guidance for the reviewer is vital and this program shows you where to start.

What Are the Communication ‘Musts’ in an Online Course?

TECHNOLOGY How Do I Use VoiceThread for Online Student Discussions? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09LA

VoiceThread allows educators to host secure conversations so students can post comments within a lecture. Discover the benefits of VoiceThread and how it can positively impact your teaching.

Where Can I Find Free Tools for Holding Online Office Hours? Presented by: Barry Dahl, Ph.D. Item#: PM12WA

Off-site office hours for online faculty might sound problematic, but you can connect electronically with students in a one-to-one or a one-to-many real-time environment online. This program reviews three free, simple web-based tools that will enable you to do just that.

Presented by: Jill Schiefelbein Item#: PM12MA

Online teaching creates a communication challenge, as inperson instructors need to communicate through mediated technologies. Discover the communication “musts” to follow if you want to develop a strong relationship with students and promote an effective learning environment.

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