Lunch & Learn with the 20-Minute MentorThe 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!

Spring 2020 Lunch & Learn Schedule

January 27: How Do I Build Community in My Classroom?
  • Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Milton Cox, Miami University & Director, Lilly Conference
  • Faculty Facilitator: Margaret Bilos, Speech
  • Lunch Menu: Finger sandwiches and salad bar
  • Register
February 25: 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
March 18: 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
April 23: 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

Can’t attend but still want to view the videos?
You can 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.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174,