Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Using Technology to Reach Out to
Different Learning Styles
Trace Etienne-Gray
te01@txs...
Introductions
• Background
• Philosophy
• Objective
Part I
Building Success
• Chunking Material
• Variety of Resources
• Study Guides! Study
Guides! Study Guides!
• Low-Stake...
Chunking Material
• Objectives
– Identify, describe and assess the
motives, goals and actions of at
least 3 reform movemen...
Variety of Resources
• Textbook/Audio
• Instructor Overviews
• Primary Sources
• Video Reviews
– Monterey Institute for
Te...
Study Guides! Study Guides! Study
Guides!
• Reading Tips
• Graphic Organizers
• Lesson Study Guides
• Writing Thesis State...
Low Stakes
Round Robin Online Group Work
• 4 to 5 students
• Assigned Roles/Tasks
• Discussion Forums/Blogs
• Study Questi...
Blog Screenshot
Low Stakes:
Primary Source vs. Primary Source
• Declaration of the People, Nathanial
Bacon (1660)
• Grievances Against Eng...
Low Stakes
Causes and Outcomes Handouts
• Standards Movement
• Department Assignment
• PDF Fillable Forms
High Stakes
Movies & History
Netflix
Amazon
Instant
Video
HuluPlus
Rubrics
• Editing Features
• Study Tools
• Aplia Processing
Editing Features
Study Tools
Aplia
Early Engagement Strategies
• Recognition
• Encouragement
• Progress
• Excel, Outlook And Mail
Merge
www.cengage.com
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Presenter: Trace Etienne-Gray - Texas State University
Please join Texas State University professor Trace Etienne-Gray for a one hour professional development webinar, “Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Using Technology to Reach Out to Different Learning Styles.” The webinar will focus on using technology and multiple learning styles to develop critical thinking skills in the liberal arts classroom. Participants will be given practical ideas that they can implement in their own classroom as well as an opportunity to discuss their own methods with others.

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Using Technology to Reach Out to Different Learning Styles

  1. 1. Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Technology to Reach Out to Different Learning Styles Trace Etienne-Gray te01@txstate.edu Texas State University San Marcos, Texas
  2. 2. Introductions • Background • Philosophy • Objective
  3. 3. Part I Building Success • Chunking Material • Variety of Resources • Study Guides! Study Guides! Study Guides! • Low-Stakes Assessment • High Stakes Assessment
  4. 4. Chunking Material • Objectives – Identify, describe and assess the motives, goals and actions of at least 3 reform movement active between 1820 and 1860 • Study Tasks – Reading Enduring Vision, CH 10, pp. 315-329 – Declaration of Rights and Sentiments – Part Four Study Guide – Part Four Video Review
  5. 5. Variety of Resources • Textbook/Audio • Instructor Overviews • Primary Sources • Video Reviews – Monterey Institute for Technology and Education-NROC Project
  6. 6. Study Guides! Study Guides! Study Guides! • Reading Tips • Graphic Organizers • Lesson Study Guides • Writing Thesis Statements • Essay Writing Guidelines
  7. 7. Low Stakes Round Robin Online Group Work • 4 to 5 students • Assigned Roles/Tasks • Discussion Forums/Blogs • Study Questions • Case Study/Simulations
  8. 8. Blog Screenshot
  9. 9. Low Stakes: Primary Source vs. Primary Source • Declaration of the People, Nathanial Bacon (1660) • Grievances Against English Settlers, Metacom (1675) • Indian Removal Defended, Andrew Jackson (1830) • Petition to Congress Opposing Removal, John Ross, (1837) • A Treatise on Domestic Economy, Catherine Beecher (1841) • Declaration of Rights & Sentiments, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848) PDF Form
  10. 10. Low Stakes Causes and Outcomes Handouts • Standards Movement • Department Assignment • PDF Fillable Forms
  11. 11. High Stakes Movies & History Netflix Amazon Instant Video HuluPlus
  12. 12. Rubrics
  13. 13. • Editing Features • Study Tools • Aplia Processing
  14. 14. Editing Features
  15. 15. Study Tools
  16. 16. Aplia
  17. 17. Early Engagement Strategies • Recognition • Encouragement • Progress • Excel, Outlook And Mail Merge
  18. 18. www.cengage.com

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