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Never See a Classroom of Glazed Eyes Again: MAP Your Way to Student Engagement


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is the second part of the Academic Career Education Series. Continuing Education Credit is not offered for viewing this webcast.

FREE to current APA Members…Space is limited to only 300 spots

Ever wondered how to engage your students more effectively in classes you teach? Ever experienced the dreaded “classroom of glazed eyes”? This seminar will explore innovative ways to get your students excited to learn and will enable them to translate their learning to other settings.The presenter will take you on your own teaching journey, traveling through your personalized MAP (Meaning, Assessment, and Play). You will discover your construction barricades (barriers to creativity), your E-Z Pass Lane, scenic routes, student crossroads, rest areas, and more. Map out new teaching strategies and experience more enjoyment in your own academic journey.

Learning Objective 1

Pinpoint at least one barrier that has impacted your ability to infuse creativity in your classes.

Learning Objective 2

Identify at least two creative exercises you will employ in classes you currently teach or plan to teach in the future.


Jennifer M. Taylor, PhD

Dr. Jennifer M. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Counseling and Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. Her research interests include professional competence, lifelong learning, continuing professional development, and continuing education. She has published extensively in these areas and has chaired the Continuing Education Committee at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Taylor also serves on the APA’s Section for the Advancement of Women’s HERstory Task Force, Division 17’s Awards and Recognition Committee, and the Presidential Initiative on Citizen Psychologists. In March 2017 she was one of eight early career psychologists invited to the first APA Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Leadership Conference and was recognized for her outstanding advocacy work on behalf of psychology through her receipt of the APA Board of Educational Affairs Cynthia D. Belar Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Taylor has taught 16 different graduate courses and three different undergraduate courses and will use her teaching experience to support other early career academics as they prepare and develop their courses.

Continuing Education

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Price: $25.00