Cengage Learning Webinar: Improving Student Learning Outcomes

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When: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST / 1:00 p.m. PST

What will be covered

This March 7, 2013 webinar, presented by Dr. Marc Wilson, focused on three specific ideas for improving student learning; one which has been empirically tested, one which is challenging and controversial and one which asks faculty to examine their personal teaching style.

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Cengage Learning Webinar: Improving Student Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Tips for enhancing teacher effectivenessDr. Marc WilsonTroy M. AndersonFebruary, 2013
  2. 2. Proposed: Teaching is Learning • Have clear objectives • Have a rationale for all objectives • Have high quality examples • Have relevant activities • Test what you teach
  3. 3. LecturingPROS CONS• Efficient Assumes all students• Presents information • Learn auditorially not available • Have high-working elsewhere and from memory many resources • Possess required prior• Provides examples knowledge• Helps students • Are good note-takers understand different • Have good perspectives information processing strategies and skills
  4. 4. Involving Course Model
  5. 5. Involving Course ModelMONDAY WEDNESDAYPreview class agenda (4) Preview class agenda (4)Collect homework (4) Lecture (20)Guest speaker (20) Class exercise (25)Conversation and sharing Quiz (20)(20) Homework and preview ofReview of reading next class (6)assignment (20)Homework and preview ofnext class (7)
  6. 6. Poll: Which of the following do you use regularly?A. LectureB. DiscussionC. In-class activities (small group discussions, think-pair-share, etc.)D. Review of home workE. Pop quizzesF. Guest lecturesG. Video clips6 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  7. 7. The “Test Yourself” Technique• PUREMEM (Practicing Unassisted Retrieval to Enhance Memory for Essential Material) (Lyle and Crawford, 2011)• Course material is covered in a lecture or other format• Four to five questions about the material are presented• Students have 1 minute per question• Scored but low-stakes• Answers are discussed in class• Requires minimal investment of class time• Significantly increases retention of course material7 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  8. 8. Sample Test Yourself Questions• Psychology: • What fundamental assumption about personality development is common between psychoanalysis and behaviorism?• History: • What are some of the key political precipitants of World War 1?• Biology: • What is the difference between meiosis and mitosis?8 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  9. 9. Variations on the Theme• Embed multiple choice questions in the PowerPoint after a few concepts have been presented• Hand-out the “test” before the lecture, collect at end of class, or• Have students answer outload, or• Have students discuss questions in small groups• CHAT: Can you think of other versions of this?9 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  10. 10. “Quiz” on the PUREMEM Technique Which of the following is true about the PUREMEM technique? A. It has been shown to significantly improve retention of material taught B. It does not significantly improve retention of material taught C. It will only work for certain subject matter D. It requires a “smart classroom” to work efficiently 10 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  11. 11. The Paradigm ShiftSage on the Stage Guide on the Side
  12. 12. The Flipped Classroom12 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  13. 13. The Flipped Classroom13 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  14. 14. The Flipped Classroom • Similar to the concept behind the Khan Academy • Material is presented to students outside of the classroom (i.e. via the internet or other media) • Students do the “homework” in class • The faculty assists students when needed • Practice occurs in the classroom • CHAT: Are there ways in which you are already doing something like this? 14 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  15. 15. The Flipped Classroom15 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  16. 16. The Flipped ClassroomAdvantages:• Students get instant feed back• The instructors can focus more time on material that is not well understood• Students experience less frustration• Brings the “office hour” into the classroomChallenges:• Requires rethinking and “retooling” teaching• Requires technology resources (making or finding videos and other sources)16 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  17. 17. “Quiz” on the Flipped ClassroomIn the “Flipped Classroom model, what can happen during the class time?A. Students work in small groupsB. Students practice homework assignmentsC. The teacher facilitates discussion, checks on students’ progress, etc.D. All of the above17 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  18. 18. The Iconic Teacher• Hollywood’s notions of “teacher”• Can you trace your interest in teaching to a movie role?• Can you see yourself in any of these iconic teachers?18 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  19. 19. The Law School Professor19 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  20. 20. The EvilThe Evil Wizard Wizard20 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  21. 21. TheTheBig Big Snore Snore21 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  22. 22. The Absent Minded Professor22 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  23. 23. theROCKER
  24. 24. theThe Gleek24 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  25. 25. The Rebel25 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  26. 26. Which of these iconic teachers illustrates an aspect of your styleyou would like to develop?A. The Law School ProfessorB. The Evil WizardC. The Big SnoreD. The Absent Minded ProfessorE. The RockerF. The GleekG. The Rebel26 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  27. 27. Which of these iconic teachers illustrates an aspect of your styleyou would like to minimize?A. The Law School ProfessorB. The Evil WizardC. The Big SnoreD. The Absent Minded ProfessorE. The RockerF. The GleekG. The Rebel27 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  28. 28. Bonus Question!ROBIN two of these iconic roles?Which actor played WILLIAMS28 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  29. 29. Final Exam!1. Which technique from this webinar will you likely use? A.The “PUREMEM” technique B.The Flipped classroom method C. Neither2. Which concept will you likely find yourself thinking more about? A.The Paradigm Shift (from Sage to Guide) B.The Iconic Teacher C.Neither29 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  30. 30. Lesson: Teaching is Learning • Have clear objectives • Have rationale for all objectives • Learning is not hearing, so … • Teaching is not telling
  31. 31. Lesson: Teaching is Learning • Preview, view, and review • Test what you teach
  32. 32. Adding to My Teaching Toolbox • Consider the activities and topics we’ve experienced thus far • Which tools/ideas will you use? • How will you alter them for your class? • What are some strategies youve used youd like to share?
  33. 33. Conclusion
  34. 34. flipping the classroom key elements abilityin-class video to check progress pause, rewind and rerun collaboration34 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  35. 35. How am I going to implement this?35 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  36. 36. Personal Learning Experience36 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  37. 37. Begins with textbook content App-based Linked seamlessly with useful software37 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)
  38. 38. Linked seamlessly with useful software!Copyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 38
  39. 39. increasing online engagement with & videoCopyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 39
  40. 40. increasing online engagement with & check progressCopyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 40
  41. 41. increasing online engagement with collaborationCopyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 41
  42. 42. increasing online engagement withGoogle Drive: a cloud-based drive that allows you to host share and co-create documentsCopyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 42
  43. 43. increasing online engagement withConnectYard: a two-way communication app that effectively embraces social mediaCopyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 43
  44. 44. increasing online engagement with Evernote: cloud-based note taking available on any device and now within MindTapCopyright 2013 Harrington © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 44
  45. 45. Access the About your Learning Path course at any time! Learning Path Personalize for anoptimal experience! MindApps
  46. 46. Content is organizedby the instructor and easy to follow!
  47. 47. Stay Tuned for a live demonstration of mindtap@cengage.com47 Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer)

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