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Cengage Learning Webinar, American Governement, Demonstrating Relevance in American Government Classroom
 

Cengage Learning Webinar, American Governement, Demonstrating Relevance in American Government Classroom

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Making American Government courses relevant to students is essential for gaining interest, participation, and high performance. But what's the best way to make this topic resonate with today's ...

Making American Government courses relevant to students is essential for gaining interest, participation, and high performance. But what's the best way to make this topic resonate with today's learners? Find out how an interactive solution, Aplia, can be applied to your course to enable customization and integration of current events.

Knowing your audience and using current tools are keys to bringing relevancy and interest to your American Government course. Participants engaged in an immersive discussion about how to help students identify with the concepts presented and to inject pop culture, humor, or fresh presentation techniques into your classroom discussion. Best of all, they learned how technology can simplify and enrich the process for you (and your students).

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    Cengage Learning Webinar, American Governement, Demonstrating Relevance in American Government Classroom Cengage Learning Webinar, American Governement, Demonstrating Relevance in American Government Classroom Presentation Transcript

    • Demonstrating Relevancein American GovernmentClassroomDerek Mosley, J.D.
    •  Applicable Demonstrates course subject mattero Relating things to the courseo Not entertaining for the sake of entertainment Beneficial to the student outside of the classroomo Provide information that is helpful in life – not just academics Contemporary Examples Current events Pop culture Interesting Compelling Humorous AuthenticDefining Relevance
    •  Age Traditional Non-traditional Region Egocentrism Diversity in the classroom, nation, and world Analysis of class composition Utilizing the resources of the classo Students learning from each others’ experienceso Instructor enrichment Religion Often correlates to region Affects time spent on sides to an argument Interests Rarely governmentThe Audience- The Personality of the Class
    • Poll – What is your biggest fear in addingtechnology in the classroom? Student distraction Learning the technology as an instructor Increased cost to student Increased cost to college/university OtherTechnology
    •  Television Remains important for information, opinion, and popular culture Internet Almost a given in day-to-day life Untapped potential in many classroomso Campus-wide Wi-Fio Access through cellular networks Personal Devices Phones, tablets, laptops, Google Glass, etc… Policies on these items may need to be revisitedTechnology - Hardware
    • Poll – Which is your favorite technology/application to use in the classroom? Ebook Presentation application Social media LMS Homework technology OtherTechnology - Continued
    •  EBooks Presentation PowerPoint Prezi Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram LMS Traditional access Mobile and personal devices ApliaTechnology - Applications
    • Poll – How many are currently using ahomework technology, such as Aplia?Technology – Homework
    •  Current Events Appropriate, timely examples of concepts (updating the old standards whennecessary)o Presidential elections provide new opportunities to compare/contrast Government in action (relating the event to the concept) Boston Marathon Bombingo Terrorismo Emergency Responseo JurisdictionLocal law enforcement, FBI, Homeland DefenseKeeping it Fresh
    •  Popular Culture You are too old to quote “Jersey Shore” What is “Jersey Shore?” Sincerity Don’t force it – sometimes “dating” yourself can help Develop and redevelop your styleKeeping it Fresh - Continued
    • Questions?