How Can I Teach with Confidence in the Hyflex Classroom?

Monday, September 26—
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Simultaneously teaching students in person and remotely can feel like pedagogical juggling. It’s easy to see why this is one of the key challenges educators find with hyflex teaching. Ensuring that students in both contexts are engaged and learning actively requires a multitude of tactics, techniques, and tools in order to achieve student success. But where do you start?

This 20-Minute Mentor explores how you can set yourself up for hyflex success. You’ll dive into strategies for organizing class time to engage students wherever they are, active learning approaches that work for hyflex learning, and a set of resources that

help bridge the gap between those in the room and those far away.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Discover new ways to make the most of hyflex teaching situations

• Explore creative techniques for teaching in engaging ways in hyflex formats

• Gain new ideas about tools and tactics that can help overcome hyflex teaching challenges


Password: confidence95

What Are 5 Easy-To-Use Technologies That Have A Big Impact on Learning in the Online Classroom?

Monday, September 19—
Sunday, September 25, 2022

The integration of instructional technology in the online classroom has the potential to increase student learning, satisfaction, and engagement. However, engaging students requires that instructors do more than simply integrate technology; technology must be intentionally selected to meet specific pedagogical needs.

With so many instructional technologies available, it can be overwhelming for faculty to know where to start. This 20-Minute Mentor explores five easy-to- use, free technologies that faculty can integrate into the online classroom to create a more personalized, interactive, impactful, and engaging learning experience. You’ll be provided with the foundation, guidance, and benefits to start connecting with students more effectively through these technologies.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Understand the importance of aligning technology selection with pedagogical goals

• Incorporate supplemental technology to increase student engagement with online videos

• Create instructional screencasts or videos to enhance student interest

• Design more engaging, interactive online presentations

• Create active learning exercises using online documents

• Enhance personalization in the online classroom using multimedia


Password: learning78

How Can I Use Everyday Interactions to Instill a Growth Mindset in Students?

Monday, September 12— mindset53
Sunday, September 18, 2022

While eager to have such students in our classrooms, we’re often not sure how to develop these attributes in our students. Every educator wants to open students’ minds to new ideas and ways of thinking but sometimes it is easier said than done. In fact, a teacher’s own mindset can play a role in how they interact with students.

By framing daily interactions with students to consistently remind them that learning is bumpy, messy, and nonlinear; that sometimes it involves trying new approaches; and that there is much to gain by reflecting on missteps, teachers can change communication with students to build small moments of opportunity for shifting from a fixed to a growth mindset. This 20-Minute Mentor features an experienced educator that explains how to encourage a growth mindset in several routine teacher-student interactions while providing specific examples and successes from her own process.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Define the attributes of growth and fixed mindsets

• Pinpoint areas in which you can better communicate a growth mindset to students

• Identify mechanisms for normalizing the struggles associated with learning as a process


Password: mindset53

What Are the Benefits—and Challenges— of Hyflex Instruction?

Monday, September 5—
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Hylfex teaching—called hybrid-flexible teaching— is a dual-modality method that allows students to select their preferred learning environment. While the benefits of hyflex teaching are recognized for students, such as enabling them to engage in a course in a more customized way, educators often find teaching this way challenging. Although hyflex teaching provides an opportunity for instructors to continue developing their pedagogical skills by combining in-person and virtual elements, educators still wonder if the challenges outweigh the benefits.

This 20-Minute Mentor dives into these challenges and provides several successful solutions to help instructors embrace hyflex teaching. The presenter shares the practical benefits of this teaching method and some time-saving insights that significantly reduce the usual challenges, allowing a more accessible and more effective pathway to successful hyflex teaching.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Define hyflex instruction

• Identify the benefits of hyflex instruction both for faculty members and students

• Understand the challenges of hyflex instruction both for faculty members and students


Password: challenges97

How Can I Reach and Teach Struggling Students?

Monday, August 29—
Sunday, September 4, 2022

Students struggle. We know that. Are they struggling now more than ever with all that’s going on? Probably. However, evidence-based techniques can change students’ mindset to one of growth and success.

This 20-Minute Mentor demonstrates just that! This 20-Minute Mentor delivers evidence-based strategies that can be implemented immediately into any course format to help educators reach and teach struggling students in their classes.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Identify and apply evidence-based strategies in the classroom to support struggling learners before, during, and after instruction

• Be self-reflective as an effective teaching practice


Password: struggling41

How Can I Use the First Day to Set the Tone for a Semester of Learning?

Monday, August 22—
Sunday, August 28, 2022

Beyond reviewing the syllabus and procedures, instructors often cut the first day of the semester short. However, the first day of class is your prime opportunity to make an impression on the entire semester!

This 20-Minute Mentor (opens in a new tab) provides practical strategies to share important course information, capture students’ interests and intentions, create opportunities for interaction, and create an invested community for the remainder of the semester. This program incorporates specific strategies that can easily be integrated into any course and techniques that stimulate a first-day environment that allows students to familiarize themselves with each other, the instructor, and the content of the class in a fun and interactive manner.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Have a structure for the first day that includes information, investment, interaction, intention, and interest

• Learn several ice-breaker activities to build student-student and student-teacher engagement

• See the connection between first-day activities and semester-long commitment to learning

Password: semester72

What Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques Can I Use to Improve Learning?

Monday, May 2—
Sunday, May 8, 2022

This 20-Minute Mentor is designed to teach participants how multiculturalism impacts the classroom in a variety of ways with a variety of learning outcomes. Instructors learn to account for the multitude of cultures in the classroom by teaching in a culturally responsive way that ensures that all students have the same opportunity to learn.

In this 20-Minute Mentor, faculty become more aware of cultural differences as well as the intersectionality of all different cultures represented in the classroom to engage with students on a deeper level.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Learn how to impart intercultural competence skills to students

• Understand how cultural differences impact student’s experience in the classroom

• Incorporate culturally responsive strategies in the classroom

• Recognize how cultural differences are exhibited in the classroom


Password: responsive72