ACTIVE LEARNING

TLT's Weekly Training

WEEK OF MARCH 23-27, 2015

This week we'll continue our focus on active learning. We'll discuss teaching strategies related to active learning and learn about some tools that can help to promote active learning in your courses.

Engage and Assess Students with Educational Activities Using Socrative

MARCH 23rd 12:00-1:00 PM

Socrative is a great tool for collecting immediate feedback from students via mobile apps or the internet on laptops or tablets. With Socrative teachers gather assessments via short answer, multiple choice and/or true or false questions. Socrative auto-grades multiple choice quizzes. All quizzes can be exported to Excel or viewed online in a Google spreadsheet.


In this session we will identify potential uses and benefits of using Socrative and we will create, edit and deliver Socrative quizzes.


Laptops will be provided.

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Using Active Learning Strategies to Create an Exciting Learning Environment

MARCH 25th, 2:00-3:00 PM

Active learning instructional strategies can refer to a variety of activities that allow students to actively participate in the learning process through doing and thinking. In this session, we will discuss the obstacles to using active learning and how to overcome them. We will also explore instructional strategies and tools that can revitalize your courses by increasing student engagement and learning.

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Using Plickers to Promote Active Learning

MARCH 26th, 12:15-1:15 PM

Plickers is a simple, free tool that allows instructors to collect real-time formative assessment data without requiring that students have access to a computer or mobile device. In this session, we will cover the basics of how to get started using Plickers. We will discuss how Plickers can help you improve your teaching while promoting active learning in your classroom.

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Inspire Higher Order Thinking with Student Blogs

MARCH 26th, 1:45-2:45 PM

Higher Order Thinking Skills are based upon Bloom's Taxonomy and suggest that some types of learning require higher levels of cognition and, therefore, are more beneficial. In this session, we will discuss how student blogging can encourage application and synthesis as well as creativity and digital literacy.

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