Upcoming Programs


Tech Tools:  Getting Started with Turnitin

Thursday, February 7            2:30-3:30      McKillop 208

Learn how to set up a course, create an assignment, access student submissions, and read the originality report..

Webinar: Flipped Approach to the Learner-Centered Class

Tuesday, February 12         2:00-3:00 p.m.    McKillop 208

“Moving from a lecture-based class to a flipped class requires a new set of skills. In order to do it well, you need to shift the way you design your class and implement your teaching strategies to ensure that the learning environment is successful.

The flip is more than just a fad. It’s reinvigorating learning (and teaching) in thousands of classrooms. Discover how The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class can help make learning more fun and more effective for everyone involved. Join us for this helpful seminar.”

Details of covered topics can be found at http://www.magnapubs.com/catalog/the-flipped-approach-to-a-learner-centered-class/

Lunch & Learn: What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention        

Thursday, February 21        12:30-1:30 p.m.     McKillop 208

Join colleagues in viewing and discussing a short video on this important topic. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert and drinks.

It’s never a good feeling to learn that a student has left your class … or worse, left school altogether.
We provide some powerful tools and techniques you can use to prevent these “unhappy endings”.
This Magna 20 Minute Mentor is led by two veteran educators: Rob Jenkins, M.A., and Debi Moon, J.D..
They share strategies for keeping your students connected to you, their classmates, and the course material.


Tech Tools: Using Turnitin Grademark                    

Monday, February 25          2:00-3:00 p.m.     McKillop 208

This session will cover how to set up a rubric, add marks and comments, and customize the mark-up tools.

Webinar: Engaging the Brain: Teaching Critical Thinking with Student Engagement

Thursday, March 7                          1:00-2:00 p.m.     McKillop 208

Research suggests that in academics educators are the ones failing in teaching students to think critically. Methodology may have something to do with it even though we often want to blame students for their lack of college readiness.

This webcast provides research and practices for engaging the students’ brain to actually improve their ability to think critically.

Presenters are Dr. Shannon Farris, professor of Psychology at Saint Leo University, and Renee Bangerter, professor of English at Saddleback College.


 Lunch & Learn: Transforming Tests into Learning Tools

Tuesday, March 26              12:30-1:30 p.m.     McKillop 208

Join colleagues in viewing and discussing a short video on this teaching topic. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert and drinks.

Tests and other assessments are effective tools for determining how well students learned (and how well you taught) earlier in the semester.
But they don’t really do much to help students learn in the present, or as the semester progresses.
In this 20 Minute Mentor Rob Jenkins, professor of English, and Debi Moon, J.D., provide you with an assortment of tools and techniques to promote better learning.