+College Teaching 102: Discussion, Lecture,Testing, and Technology…E lle n S t e v e n s & J o n i D u n la pC e n t e r f o r F a c u lt y D e v e lo p m e n tU n iv e r s it y o f C o lo r a d o D e n v e r
+P e o p l e d o n ’t p a y a t t e n t i o n t o b r in g t h in g s . o Emotional arousal helps the brain learn. Audiences check out after 10 minutes, but you can keep grabbing them back by telling narratives or creating events rich in emotion. ~ John Medina (2008), Brain Rules, pg. 94
+ What are your concerns, questions, and ideas about facilitating discussions?
+ Community Expectations Trust Relevance Modeling Practice Shared responsibilities Balanced voices
+ “Maybe if I sit in the back she won’t call on me…”
+ Ensuring prereading Setting expectations Garnering enthusiasm Establishing relevance Assigning readings carefully F r a m i n g w i t h q u e s t i o n s , structure
+Using thought-provoking prompts Neil Postman once wrote, “ComputersNeil Postman once wrote, “Computers are merely ingenious devices to fulfillare merely ingenious devices to fulfill unimportant functions. The computerunimportant functions. The computer revolution is an explosion ofrevolution is an explosion of nonsense.”nonsense.” Why do you think Postman wrote this?Do you agree or disagree with What evidence do you believe hePostman? would reference to support his perspective? What would you say to change his mind, or at least present an alternative perspective? What is your viewpoint, and why?
+ Ensuring prereading Setting expectations Garnering enthusiasm Establishing relevance Assigning readings carefully F r a m i n g w i t h questions, s t r u c t u r e
+Prompting discussion prep Responding to prompts in advance Reviewing discussion expectations in advance
+ “If I’m lucky, the same people who always answer the questions will do so again today…”
+Structuring discussions, part 1 B a s ic f o r m a t Physical space Group size Length of time Modeling Extension questions Time-outs
+Structuring discussions, part 2 R o le a s s ig n m e n t Time manager Summarizer Recorder Devil’s Advocate Provocateur Fact checker
+Structuring discussions, part 3 D is c u s s io n p r o t o c o ls Provides structure Defines roles and level of participation Balances voices and time
+ “The Final Word”
+ “How many times do I need to talk to meet the participation requirement?”
+ Discussion assessments, part 1 S h a r e d r e s p o n s ib ilit ie s
+ Discussion assessments, part 2 O n e -m in u t e p a p e r s
+ Discussion assessments, part 3 D is c u s s io n r u b r i c /a s s e s s m e n t t o o l
+ One of our challenges…
+ What are your concerns, questions, and ideas about lecturing?
+ Purpose of lecture Arouse interest, gain attention Clarify content, present content in a different way Demonstrate skills, actions Provide link between theory/readings and practice Attend to questions, challenges, perspectives, ideas Assess readiness to proceed with new content
+ Low & high tech
+Think ~ Pair ~ Share
+ Once upon a time…
+ Mini lectures, Pecha Kucha & Ignite
+ People’s choice lecture
+ A break in the action
+ One-minute papers & quizzes
+ What about PowerPoint?
+ Change it up
+ What are your concerns, questions, and ideas about testing?
+ Test Anxiety
+ “Creative” responses
+ "Its curvy, with a higher bit at the end and a rather aesthetically pleasing slope downwards towards a pretty flat strait bit. The actual graph itself consists of 2 straight lines meeting at the lower left hand corner of the graph and moving away at a 90 anger each line has an arrow head on the end."
+ Cheating & plagiarizing
+ Collaborative exams
+ Student exam construction
+ Got-it-’til-you-get-it exam
+ The People’s Choice exam
+ On-the-spot quiz construction
+ Voting a question off the island
+ Stump the professor
+ Phone a friend
+ Name that answer The word cat is found under this letter in the alphabet. Colors that end in u r p l e . The sound a doggie makes.
+ Quizzes on collaborative projects
+ Write the best test question for today’s workshop…
+ Reconnect: Virtual Paper Bag Flickr.com Prezi.com Wordle.net Songza.org Picnik.com
+Virtual paper bag:Five imagesVia« http://www.flickr.com/photos/23416171@N05/« http://www.flickr.com/photos/47120078@N05/« http://www.flickr.com/photos/47272513@N07/« http://www.flickr.com/photos/dungfang/sets/72157623331524824/
+ Virtual paper bag: 350-word story Far away from where she lives now is a place that she holds dearly in her heart. It is where she returns for solace when times turn a little stressful. It still has the power to comfort her and reassure her. No wonder her favorite vacation spots are still by the water’s edge. C H IL D H O O D
+ Virtual paper bag: Word cloud
+ Reassessing: Surveys
+ Reassessing: What are we learning?Via http://tinyurl.com/275xfvc
+ Reinventing: Guest lectures
+ Reinventing: Story galleries
+ Reinvent: Students take charge Via http://commonvalues.weebly.com/index.html
+ Reinvent: Alternative approaches Music video Pecha kucha/Ignite CD cover w/liner notes Comic book Movie poster Digital story Radio program Game Interpretive dance!Viahttp://www.vcasmo.com/video/SuzieRose/8202http://csuth.org/ignitehttp://tinyurl.com/2brz5gphttp://tinyurl.com/2fbkgy7