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Free Webinar: ClickerStarter for College Faculty

April 28, 2015

I’m giving another free webinar for i>clicker next Tuesday, May 5th, at 3pm ET.  This is called “ClickerStarter for College Faculty” and is intended as a quick primer on the effective use of clickers for those who want an overview of the benefits and best uses of clickers. Have you heard about using clickers in class, […]

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Using clickers in small classes

March 14, 2015

As more instructors are trying clickers and peer instruction in their courses, I get more questions about how to use them in small classes. I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned through talking with faculty who teach courses of various sizes. The first question I ask is, “what do you mean by small?” […]

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Free webinar, December 11th: ClickerStarter

December 5, 2014

I’m giving another free webinar for i>clicker this coming Thursday, December 11th, at 10 am ET (7 am PT).  This is called “ClickerStarter for College Faculty” and is intended as a quick primer on the effective use of clickers for those who want an overview of the benefits and uses of clickers. Have you heard […]

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What is effective feedback? And how do clickers provide it?

October 2, 2014

Another re-post from my work on the iclicker blog. Last time I wrote about how clicker questions fit into a theoretical framework of assessment, and some considerations for aligning your clicker questions with your goals for your course. This week I want to review some of the literature on what features and kinds of feedback are most […]

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Using clickers in social sciences and humanities: No-one-right answer questions

September 4, 2014

This is a re-post from my work on the iclicker blog. There are lots of different types of clicker questions you can draw from (see last post for some examples), but there’s a clear distinction between two types of questions: Questions that have a right answer vs. Questions that don’t have a right answer Questions that […]

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FTEP workshops on learning goals and clickers

August 12, 2014

I am giving a set of three workshops on learning goals and clickers at the University of Colorado; here are the slides and handouts for participants to download.  Please let me know if you have any problems with these or are looking for something that’s not here.  (I gave a similar set of workshops at […]

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Getting students on-board with clickers and peer discussion

May 2, 2014

I have been blogging recently for the i>clicker blog (which has a lot of great articles on clicker use).  With their permission, I am reposting some of my articles here. —- I work a lot with faculty who are considering using clickers and peer instruction. Many faculty confide in me that they are concerned that students […]

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Clickers 101: Free webinar on Weds

August 19, 2013

Are you a college faculty member interested in clickers?  Come to our free, introductory webinar on Wednesday, 10:00 PT / 1:00 ET. To register, and for other webinars in this series, see (Note the session on October 30th geared towards humanities and social sciences, by my colleague Angel Hoekstra at CU Boulder). Handouts and slides […]

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Series of workshops on clickers and learning goals

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. […]

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Clickers in the Social Sciences (#clicker series)

April 22, 2013

Clickers are a natural fit for use in the physical sciences, where there is typically one right, or “best” answer to a question, and common errors in conceptual understanding or reasoning can lead to a wrong answer choice.  But what about in other disciplines, such as the humanities and social sciences?  A nice recent article […]

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FTEP Workshops: Learning Goals & Clickers

August 15, 2012

I did a one-two workshop duo this week for the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (FTEP) at the University of Colorado.  Here are the handouts and slides for those presentations. What do you want them to learn today?  Learning goals and formative assessment Handouts: Handout packet Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs Helpful article on Learning Goals Learning Goal […]

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Teaching faculty about effective use of #clickers

August 8, 2012

Tomorrow I’m giving a free webinar on teaching faculty about effective clicker use.  This is an updated version of this presentation, where I share the tips and techniques that have worked for me while doing professional development for faculty in multiple disciplines.  What are some good ways to show what peer instruction is, to elicit […]

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Make Clickers Work for You: Workshop at COLTT

August 1, 2012

I’m presenting a workshop at COLTT (the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology) conference this week, and am uploading my handouts and PPT here for attendees (and anyone else interested). Clickers can make teaching more effective and fun, but how does a teacher best use clickers in the class?  In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore […]

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Free webinar – Teaching faculty about clickers – Aug 9

July 27, 2012

I am offering another free webinar on clicker use — this one aimed at those who provide faculty professional development. Register here: (You can also see the Fall webinar line-up, which includes many other great speakers) Teaching Faculty about Effective Use of Clickers August 09, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST This interactive webinar […]

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Workshop: Engaging students with clickers “best practices”

April 10, 2012

Today I co-presented a workshop on clicker best-practices with i>clicker representative Dustin Jensen. Classroom response systems (“clickers”) offer a powerful way to increase student engagement by going beyond simple quizzes. They provide an opportunity to gather real-time feedback on student understanding. If you are new to clickers or need fresh ideas for using clickers in […]

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FTEP “Effective facilitation of clickers” workshop

March 16, 2012

I just gave a workshop, along with Steve Pollock, for our faculty teaching excellent program at CU-Boulder on how to effectively facilitate clicker questions in the classroom. I love giving this particular workshop — working on writing questions themselves is fun, but here is where we get to get into the nitty-gritty of how to […]

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Using clickers with experiments and demos

February 13, 2012

I wanted to point readers of the blog to a post that I did over at my other blogging gig, The Active Class, on using clickers with experiments and demos. From the blog post: Clickers are great ways to involve your class in what they’re learning.  I want to write about one type of clicker […]

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Free webinar on #clickers in K12 classrooms: Weds Feb 15th

February 5, 2012

I will be giving a webinar geared to K12 teachers next week, on Weds Feb 15th. See details below for registration. Make Clickers Work For You: A powerful tool for instruction and formative assessment in K12 classrooms Dr.Stephanie Chasteen Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:30 PM EST We’ll show you how classroom response systems (“clickers”) offer […]

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Handouts for January 4th Webinar: Make Clickers Work for You

January 4, 2012

I’m giving a webinar today to what is shaping up to be a huge group (over 400 registrants, a record for me!)  This is my introduction to clickers and peer instruction talk, “Make Clickers Work for You“.  I also do workshops on writing clicker questions and effective facilitation techniques, but this webinar is my quick […]

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Free webinar on effective use of clickers

December 26, 2011

I’m giving another free webinar that I’m giving on effective use of clickers in the college classroom (though most is applicable to K12).  This webinar is an introductory look at best practices in clicker use, based on research, including peer instruction.  Please share this widely — these webinars have been very popular.  Make Clickers Work […]

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