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Speed Dating, Bingo and Snowball Fights:<br />Using Active Learning Strategies<br />K-LIRT/SCKLS Summer Institute<br />Jul...
30-second Introductions<br />What is your name?<br />Where are you from (library/town)?<br />What type of instruction do y...
Today we will:<br />Review why active learning is important<br />Discuss active learning examples<br />Implement active le...
The golden rule of facilitating learning<br />Do unto others as you would have them do unto you<br />
Characteristics of a session you would like to attend:  <br />
Adult learners want:<br />Relevant topics<br />Things to be practical<br />To be self-directed <br />To have choices<br />...
It’s human nature to be curious and self-directed. <br />
Three things that motivate us: <br />Autonomy<br />Mastery<br />Purpose<br />Daniel Pink, Drive<br />
Painting the picket fence<br />"Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a gr...
What do you teach that is fun? What do you really look forward to teaching?Be the person who most wants to be there.<br />
Where is my focus? <br />Is it on the material? <br />Or is it on the learner? <br />
Briefly describe a class you will teach. <br />
Strategies for Active Learning<br />Engage participants from the start <br />Encourage discussion<br />Create an environme...
ARCS<br />A = attentionR = relevanceC = confidenceS = satisfaction <br />
Create a learning community in the session<br />Think of the session not just as individuals learning but as a community c...
Active learning examples<br />Discussion<br />Storytelling<br />Pair share<br />Snowball fight<br />Scavenger hunt<br />Je...
Snowball Fight<br />Here’s how it works: participants write their questions down on sheets of paper, crumple the papers in...
How to get students to find and read 94 articles before the next class<br />Rather than handing students a syllabus with a...
2.0 Tools – Bingo!<br />
Index cards and instruction 101<br />
Federated search essay contest<br />
Storytelling<br />"When facts become so widely available and instantly accessible, each one becomes less valuable. What be...
Common craft videos<br />
23 things<br />
Speed Dating<br />
Top Tips from Today<br />
ARCS<br />A = attentionR = relevanceC = confidenceS = satisfaction <br />
The 3 things that motivate us: <br />Autonomy<br />Mastery<br />Purpose<br />Daniel Pink, Drive<br />
Adult learners want:<br />Relevant topics<br />Things to be practical<br />To be self-directed <br />To have choices<br />...
The golden rule of facilitating learning<br />Do unto others as you would have them do unto you<br />
Thank you!Brenda HoughNortheast Kansas Library Systembhough@nekls.org<br />
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Speed Dating, Bingo And Snowball Fights

  1. 1. Speed Dating, Bingo and Snowball Fights:<br />Using Active Learning Strategies<br />K-LIRT/SCKLS Summer Institute<br />July 30, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. 30-second Introductions<br />What is your name?<br />Where are you from (library/town)?<br />What type of instruction do you do (or want to do)?<br />
  3. 3. Today we will:<br />Review why active learning is important<br />Discuss active learning examples<br />Implement active learning techniques<br />
  4. 4. The golden rule of facilitating learning<br />Do unto others as you would have them do unto you<br />
  5. 5. Characteristics of a session you would like to attend: <br />
  6. 6. Adult learners want:<br />Relevant topics<br />Things to be practical<br />To be self-directed <br />To have choices<br />To build on or relate to their own experiences<br />To practice, reflect, and share<br />
  7. 7. It’s human nature to be curious and self-directed. <br />
  8. 8. Three things that motivate us: <br />Autonomy<br />Mastery<br />Purpose<br />Daniel Pink, Drive<br />
  9. 9. Painting the picket fence<br />"Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it–namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do."<br />
  10. 10. What do you teach that is fun? What do you really look forward to teaching?Be the person who most wants to be there.<br />
  11. 11. Where is my focus? <br />Is it on the material? <br />Or is it on the learner? <br />
  12. 12. Briefly describe a class you will teach. <br />
  13. 13. Strategies for Active Learning<br />Engage participants from the start <br />Encourage discussion<br />Create an environment that makes people feel good about participating<br />Let participants learn from one another<br />Trust your participants<br />Work with a co-instructor<br />
  14. 14. ARCS<br />A = attentionR = relevanceC = confidenceS = satisfaction <br />
  15. 15. Create a learning community in the session<br />Think of the session not just as individuals learning but as a community collaborating<br />Create a safe and comfortable environment<br />Help people connect (with one another, with the topic, with you)<br />Organized flexibility<br />Let them DO… discussion/activities, etc. <br />
  16. 16. Active learning examples<br />Discussion<br />Storytelling<br />Pair share<br />Snowball fight<br />Scavenger hunt<br />Jeopardy<br />Question sharing<br />Top 10 lists<br />Bingo<br />Book club approach<br />Teach mini lessons<br />Essay contest<br />Speed dating<br />Postcard follow-up<br />
  17. 17. Snowball Fight<br />Here’s how it works: participants write their questions down on sheets of paper, crumple the papers into snowballs, and toss their snowballs at others in the class. Everyone retrieves a snowball, unravels it, reads the question, and attempts to respond. <br />
  18. 18. How to get students to find and read 94 articles before the next class<br />Rather than handing students a syllabus with a list of articles they should read, students were asked to find, read and summarize articles for class. <br />Michael Wesch<br />
  19. 19. 2.0 Tools – Bingo!<br />
  20. 20. Index cards and instruction 101<br />
  21. 21. Federated search essay contest<br />
  22. 22. Storytelling<br />"When facts become so widely available and instantly accessible, each one becomes less valuable. What begins to matter more is the ability to place these facts in context and to deliver them with emotional impact. And that is the essence of the aptitude of Story - context enriched by emotion." <br />Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind<br />
  23. 23. Common craft videos<br />
  24. 24. 23 things<br />
  25. 25. Speed Dating<br />
  26. 26. Top Tips from Today<br />
  27. 27. ARCS<br />A = attentionR = relevanceC = confidenceS = satisfaction <br />
  28. 28. The 3 things that motivate us: <br />Autonomy<br />Mastery<br />Purpose<br />Daniel Pink, Drive<br />
  29. 29. Adult learners want:<br />Relevant topics<br />Things to be practical<br />To be self-directed <br />To have choices<br />To build on or relate to their own experiences<br />To practice, reflect, and share<br />
  30. 30. The golden rule of facilitating learning<br />Do unto others as you would have them do unto you<br />
  31. 31. Thank you!Brenda HoughNortheast Kansas Library Systembhough@nekls.org<br />

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