Workshop: Classroom Strategies to Improve Course Completion and Manage Test Anxiety

Course ID - CTD0470  

Short Title: Classroom Strategies

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:     Faculty
Length of Workshop:      4 hours
Prerequisite   none

This workshop presents strategies that support students in completing courses such as: curriculum and instructional design, assessment, out-of-class assignments, and promotion of faculty-student, student-student academic relations.  They learn strategies to reduce and/or manage stress and anxiety, particularly in testing situations or other assessment environments. Participants are encouraged to bring with them past or present challenges from the classroom that are related to student retention and test anxiety.  This seminar is co-sponsored by CTD and Learning Agenda Innovations in Students Services.
* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


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

  • Explain their faculty roles in increasing student persistence by applying the key factors for retention as validated in research to their classroom teaching and other interactions with their students
  • Describe three ways they can incorporate active learning into their courses and increase meaningful peer interaction
  • Describe three ways they can increase the quality and quantity of their interactions with students and still have a life outside the college
  • Describe three ways they can incorporate "how to learn" strategies (metacognition) into their classroom learning experiences without losing "teaching time"
  • Describe two outside assignments that will increase peer interaction out of class, require active and deep learning, and increase student participation in class
  • Explain how small changes in instructional delivery can affect a large increase in quality of student learning and course completion
  • Describe strategies they can incorporate in their teaching that help students reduce test anxiety



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0470
Course Title: Classroom Strategies
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.