Professional Development Opportunity for SF Faculty This Friday

March 15, 2021 – This Friday, March 19, from 9:30-11 a.m., Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University will present a morning keynote address, Teach Students How to Learn 2.0, on Zoom. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops on effective learning strategies at over 400 institutions in 47 states and ten countries. SF faculty are invited to take part in this virtual presentation which will focus on growth mindset and metacognition, specifically discussing how faculty and staff integrate growth mindset and metacognition in their practice to enhance student learning.

Through SF’s subscription to Go2Knowledge, you can access numerous on-demand webinars and presentations using your SF credentials, including Dr. McGuire’s keynote address, Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key, including information that precedes her keynote for us. In this 60-minute presentation, you can:

  • Learn the characteristics of many of today’s learners.
  • Examine what the cognitive science research indicates about how people learn.
  • Discover metacognitive learning strategies that work.
  • Understand the effect of student mindset on learning outcomes.

A self-enroll Canvas course, Campus Conversations Spring Series 2021: Teach Students How to Learn, is now available for all faculty and staff. Once you’ve enrolled, click on the Home page to get started (this works best in Chrome or Firefox). Some guided discussion questions have been prepared from selected chapters in Dr. McGuire’s book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation. All SF faculty and staff can access an electronic version of this book through the SF library. To access the eBook, use this link and login with the following information when prompted: Borrower ID = SFID number; PIN = last 4 numbers of SFID.