Workshop: Engaging Large Classes

Course ID - CTD0381         

Short Title:  Large Class      

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       2 hours 
Prerequisite     none

This seminar will explore improving large classroom teaching. Most first-year students find themselves in at least one large, entry-level course.  But for students, the experience can be numbing, and for instructors, the experience can be daunting.  Instructors fall back on lecture because it seems to be the only way to handle a large class. But there is a way to engage learners in interesting, meaningful activities. During a face-to-face group discussion following the webinar, participants will identify strategies to engage students in large classes.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to reduce the impersonal space that separates them from learners
  • Describe strategies to reduce lecture time and replace it with activities that promote deep learning
  • Explain how to create an atmosphere of shared responsibility for learning
  • Describe how to make learners accountable for their behaviors
  • Explain strategies to motivate learners by addressing learning differences in presentations and assignments
  • Identify at least three strategies that can be used to engage students in large classes



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Registration information
Course ID:  CTD0381  
Course Title:   Large Class 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.