Presentations

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. Thanks for being such a great group everyone, I don’t think I’ve had such an engaged […]

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Free #clicker webinar: Facilitating Peer Instruction Effectively

January 25, 2014

I’m giving two free webinars this coming Wednesday on the use of clickers in the classroom to promote student discussion.  I’ve given a lot of these and they’ve always been very well received, come join us, it should be a good time!  Each is one hour long. 11 am PT / 2pm ET:  Recording  (I […]

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George Washington U. clicker workshop – Dec 10th

December 10, 2013

I am giving a workshop at George Washington University on the effective use of clickers, along with my wonderful colleague Stefanie Mollborn from Sociology.  This is a four-part half-day workshop, including information on facilitation, question writing, and tips for success. Do you want to learn how to use clickers – or any student voting technique […]

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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 http://bit.ly/19n2oEX (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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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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Talks at the University of Oregon (Cognitive Science & Science Communication)

May 3, 2012

I just came back from the University of Oregon, in beautiful Eugene, where I did a series of workshops and talks.  Here are the materials and slides from those talks, for anyone interested in these materials. What every teacher should know about cognitive research. This talk looks at some of the findings from cognitive psychology […]

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Writing Great Clicker Questions (FTEP; Mar 2012)

April 18, 2012

I forgot to upload the slides and handouts from last month’s Faculty Teaching Excellence Program presentation on Writing Great Clicker Questions.  As usual, you can find all my past presentations on the “presentations” tab, so you can find the materials from a workshop that you’ve attended, or check out the various workshops that I can […]

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Speaking of Physics… The Art of Science Communication

April 13, 2012

Yesterday I gave a short presentation to our graduate student group here at the University of Colorado, to discuss my background in science writing and education, and share some best-practices in communication and writing that they can use with the public, or with colleagues.  One thing that I often find when reading academic papers or […]

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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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What every teacher should know about cognitive science

March 7, 2012

I’ve been invited a few times to speak to the GK12 fellows at CU-Boulder with an interactive presentation that I’ve developed that outlines some main findings from the learning sciences and cognitive psychology (though it’s by no means an exhaustive list), and brainstorms how one might use these ideas in the classroom. Below are the […]

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What Do You Want Them To Learn Today? Materials from my workshop on learning goals at FTEP, 2/22/12

February 23, 2012

I just gave a workshop on learning goals to a great group of thoughtful faculty for our faculty teaching excellence program.   Here are the materials and slides from the workshop. —- Students don’t always learn what it is that we intend to teach them. In several science departments, faculty are addressing this gap by collaboratively […]

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Get the word out: Effectively communicating the results of PER (#aaptwm12)

February 6, 2012

I just gave my talk this morning on effective communication of PER, and how we can learn from the science communication field.  This can also be termed, as coined by Richard Hake, “PER needs more PR.” These are ideas I’ve been playing around with for a while, and gave a one hour invited talk at […]

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Phystec workshop: The gentle art of questioning; Writing great clicker questions

February 6, 2012

I had the honor of presenting a workshop at the Phystec conference, which focuses on teacher preparation.  Here I wanted to share my slides and handouts. Example questions packet Workshop handouts ABC voting card “Bloomify up” the level of your questions Phystec Conference: The Gentle Art of Questioning. Writing Great Clicker Questions View more presentations […]

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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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Clicker workshops at Berkeley: Writing questions and effective facilitation

February 5, 2012

I did a workshop at UC Berkeley last week on the effective use of clickers, co-sponsored by the Physics, Chemistry, and IT departments.  We did a two part series:  The first workshop was on writing effective clicker questions, and the second on effective facilitation of clickers in the classroom. The abstracts are below, and you […]

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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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