Series of workshops on clickers and learning goals

by Stephanie Chasteen on August 19, 2013

I just completed a series of workshops on writing learning goals and using clickers to help with student achievement of those learning goals.

You can find all the workshop materials on our website at the Science Education Initiative.  (Look for Past Workshops).  Includes handouts and slides, and you can download a zip of all materials.

Here are workshop descriptions.

What Do You Want Them To Learn Today? Learning Goals & Formative Assessment

Facilitated by Drs. Kathy Perkins, Associate Director, Science Education Initiative & Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Physics

Students don’t always learn what it is that we intend to teach them. But, writing clear learning goals takes some practice. In this interactive workshop, you’ll get that practice – in defining goals and designing assessments that address those goals. You will work in groups with faculty from similar disciplines to generate and analyze goals and questions and will discuss how to put ongoing assessment of your students into frequent practice.

 

Are Clickers Right for You? An Introductory Workshop

Facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Physics

Are you trying to decide whether to use clickers in your classroom? Do you want to know the benefits of this tool, and what would be required to implement it effectively? This introductory workshop is geared towards instructors who want a brief overview of the tool to assist in this decision-making process. Two later workshops will look in more depth at effective clicker facilitation and questions.

 

Effective Use of Clickers in the Classroom

Facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Physics

Clickers can make teaching more effective and fun, but how does a teacher best use clickers in the classroom? In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore research-based tips and ideas for questioning in a way that allow us to achieve student engagement and deep learning. An OIT representative will give a short presentation after the workshop.

 

Writing Great Clicker Questions

Facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Physics

If you know you want to use clickers in your classroom, but are struggling to write or revise questions to align with your content, this workshop is for you. We will focus on questions for facilitating “peer instruction” — a research-tested method of requiring students to discuss challenging questions with one another. To register, please contact stephanie.chasteen@colorado.edu. Thursday, August 15, 2:30- 4:30, ATLAS 200

Setting Up Clickers for Your Class

Facilitated by Viktoriya Oliynyk, Academic Technology Consultant, OIT

This workshop will focus on technical aspects of weaving clickers into your teaching and student learning. We’ll walk through the iClicker software settings and discuss related pedagogical considerations. We’ll also talk about using iClicker with D2L to post student clicker scores and more.

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