Lunch & Learn with the 20-Minute Mentor (February)The 20-Minute Mentor video series offered by Magna Publications, are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules.

The Academy is partnering with Harper faculty to showcase a few of these videos in our new Lunch & Learn series. Each 1-hour (0.1 CEU) session will provide an opportunity for attendees to watch one of the 20-minute videos as a group. Faculty leaders will then engage the group in discussion and brainstorming on how to apply what they saw in the video to their classrooms. Lunch will be provided at each session, so register early for one or more sessions and come hungry!

February’s Topic: How Can I Get Students to Engage With Course Content Before Class?
This video addresses how student misconceptions about course content can become barriers to learning and offers several techniques to help teachers facilitate the adoption of alternative viewpoints in their students. The video presenters are Dr. Sarah Lovern, Associate Professor, Physiology and Dr. Tom Saleska, Professor, Biology, both of Concordia University Wisconsin.

Our Harper faculty facilitator for February is Paul Peterson, English. Come join Paul and the Academy for a great discussion. A lunch of soup, salad and sandwiches will be provided.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Building F, Room F315
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist; Paul Peterson, English; Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.1
  • Register

Want more of the 20-minute Mentor?
Register for more Lunch & Learn sessions this semester (see schedule below) or access them on demand! You have access to the full library of 20-minute Mentor videos as a Harper faculty member (see activation instructions). You can access them anytime, and each video comes with a transcript, note-taking guide, and supplemental resources and ideas.

Spring 2020 Lunch & Learn Schedule

How Can I Get Students to Engage With Course Content Before Class?
  • Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Speakers: Dr. Tom Saleska & Dr. Sarah Lovern, Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Faculty Facilitator: Paul Peterson, English
  • Lunch Menu: Soup, salad, and sandwiches
  • Register
What are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback to Students?
  • Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. John Orlando, Northcentral University
  • Faculty Facilitator: Karen Patterson, Art
  • Lunch Menu: Sub sandwiches and chips
  • Register
What 5 Play-Based Activities Can I Use to Create an Active, Learning-Centered Class?
  • Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Susan Wehling, Valdosta State University
  • Faculty Facilitator: Kevin Long, Speech and Theater
  • Lunch Menu: Pizza and salad
  • Register

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174,