Below are the online seminars from Magna Commons selected so far for faculty in-service training in 2019. Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource, offering 60-minute  seminars with actionable information on an array of topics for higher education faculty and administrators.

Access instructions: Links are provided below. You do not need a login and password on campus. To set up your own account (preferable), go to Activate Your Subscription and enter the Authorization Code (get from Nicole: nmarsh@lincolnuca.edu).

2019 ONLINE SEMINARS

2/19/19

Best Practices in Flipped Class Design

See how the flipped learning model can meet the challenges of today’s student body. This seminar gives you the knowledge about how flipped learning works in different disciplines and the conceptual tools for constructing a flipped classroom of your own.

3/6/19

The Flipped Classroom: Strategies to Overcome Student Resistance and Increase Student Engagement

Explore strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. Find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.

4/11/19

Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Experiences

Explore strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. Find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.

10/23/19

Teaching Critical Thinking to Students: How to Design Courses That Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes, and Assessments

You’ll learn the importance of building CT outcomes, assessments, and activities into your courses. Discover the likely misconceptions your students will have about critical thinking and what you can do to dispel them as quickly as possible and why tying CT to a specific discipline can help students better understand the concept.

11/13/19

Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

Critical thinking is a skill that students in all disciplines must master. This seminar leads educators through the process of developing and teaching a discipline-based course that targets critical thinking skills and shows participants how to effectively encourage students to think for themselves.

12/3/19

Course Design Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills

Learn how to deliver fundamental course concepts in a way that helps develop the skills that students need in order to think like professionals in your discipline. This seminar helps you adjust your course design and components to focus on the most important materials and concepts and use them to foster engaging interactions during class.