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HPERS Keynote 2010

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Here are the slides from my presentation at the 2010 HPERS Conference at Nova Southeastern University.

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HPERS Keynote 2010

  1. 1. Classrooms ReconsideredUnderstanding and Engaging Students with Clickers<br />Derek Bruff,Vanderbilt University<br />Web: derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrsBackchannel: Twitter hashtag#hpers<br />
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  4. 4. “Good pedagogy is the product of instructors who respect, understand, and creatively engage their students.”<br />Tim Clydesdale<br />
  5. 5. How experienced are you in teaching with clickers?<br />I’ve not used clickers at all.<br />I’m just getting started with clickers.<br />I’m comfortable with the basics.<br />I’m a power user.<br />38 of 80<br />
  6. 6. Which best describes your attitude towards teaching with clickers?<br />I’m interested in using them regularly.<br />I’m interested in experimenting with them a little.<br />I’ll need to hear more about them before deciding to try them.<br />I don’t think I’ll be using clickers anytime soon.<br />38 of 80<br />
  7. 7. Your sister-in-law calls to say that she&apos;s having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not having identical twins.)<br />Twin boys<br />Twin girls<br />One boy and one girl<br />All are equally likely<br />37 of 80<br />
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  9. 9. Peer Instruction<br />
  10. 10. Engaging Students<br />
  11. 11. Generating Discussion<br />
  12. 12. Conceptual Questions<br />Which of the following statements is TRUE?<br />Sensory neurons outnumber motor neurons 20 to 1 because they must transmit afferent information to the CNS.<br />Motor neurons outnumber sensory neurons 20 to 1 because every single skeletal muscle cell is innervated.<br />There are almost an equal number of motor neurons and sensory neurons because every muscle is innervated, and also has afferent stretch receptors to inform the CNS about the length of the muscle fiber.<br />Adam Rich,Biological Sciences,SUNY-Brockport<br />
  13. 13. Critical Thinking Questions<br />RR, a patient diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, comes in for follow-up. He brings his SMBG log book and you see that most of his pre-breakfast numbers have been high, around 200. After questioning RR, he says he has been waking in the middle of the night with a lot of sweating. The most likely reason for his high AM sugars is: <br />Dawn phenomenon<br />Poor dinner choices<br />Not enough insulin in the evening<br />Somogyi effect<br />Incorrect use of BG meter<br />Stuart Beatty, Pharmacology,Ohio State University<br />
  14. 14. Critical Thinking Questions<br />Which of the following is the best description of the purpose statement for this study?<br />The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship of diet and exercise and health perceptions of the elderly.<br />The purpose of this study is to increase the participation in physical fitness activities among elderly Latinos.<br />The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of elderly Latinos regarding physical fitness, physical activity, and exercise.<br />The purpose of this study is to look at and compare cultural barriers among Latinos and elders from other Hispanic cultures.<br />Linda Johnston, Nursing,USC-Aiken<br />
  15. 15. Team-Based Learning<br />Holly Bender,Veterinary Medicine,Iowa State University<br />
  16. 16. Creating a “Time for Telling”<br />
  17. 17. Prediction Questions<br />How many alcoholic drinks (on average) do you think your peers consumed at their last social event?<br />How many alcoholic drinks did you consume at your last social event?<br />ResaWalch & Amanda Tapler, Health & Human Performance, Elon University<br />
  18. 18. Structuring Class Time<br />
  19. 19. Interrupted Case Studies<br />Peggy Brickman,Plant Biology,University of Georgia<br />
  20. 20. Assisting Peer Assessment<br />
  21. 21. Turning Quizzes into Learning Experiences<br />
  22. 22. Making Class More Fun<br />
  23. 23. Which of these approaches to engaging students would you like to try?<br />1.<br />2.<br />3.<br />Picture Choice 1<br />Picture Choice 2<br />Picture Choice 3<br />Picture Choice 4<br />Picture Choice 5<br />Picture Choice 6<br />4.<br />5.<br />6.<br />39 of 80<br />
  24. 24. Understanding Students<br />
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  28. 28. Agile Teaching<br />
  29. 29. Which of the following (would) make agile teaching with clickers challenging for you? Mark all that apply.<br />It’s too chaotic. I prefer to have my lessons well planned.<br />I worry I won’t have time to cover what I need to.<br />My students would prefer to take notes and figure things out later.<br />I worry I’ll find out my great explanations aren’t so great.<br />None of the above. I  agile teaching.<br />39 of 80<br />
  30. 30. “Anticipate likely incorrect responses and prepare ‘talking points’ for discussion as this facilitates ‘thinking on your feet’ and makes more visible to students how an expert uses heuristics, reasoning, and refined problem-solving skills to gain command of a clinical situation.”<br />Gregory DebourghNursingUniversity of San Francisco<br />
  31. 31. Fostering Respect<br />
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  33. 33. Student Perspective Questions<br />During how many days a week do you get 30 minutes of exercise?<br />Your daughter is in an abusive relationship. Which of the following do you say to her?<br />Corly Brooke,Human Development & Family Studies,Iowa State University<br />
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  38. 38. Why Clickers?<br />
  39. 39. “[The students] raise their hands much more often, they’re discussing things much more, they’re participating more than they ever have.“<br />John MaggioDentistrySUNY-Buffalo<br />
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  41. 41. Why Clickers?<br />Crouch & Mazur (2001) – Harvard Univ., calculus-based physics courses, started using peer instruction in 1991<br />
  42. 42. Why Clickers?<br />Stowell & Nelson (2007) – Eastern Illinois Univ., clickers vs. response cards vs. hand-raising<br />
  43. 43. Which best describes your attitude towards teaching with clickers?<br />I’m interested in using them regularly.<br />I’m interested in experimenting with them a little.<br />I’ll need to hear more about them before deciding to try them.<br />I don’t think I’ll be using clickers anytime soon.<br />36 of 80<br />
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  45. 45. Derek Bruff<br />derek.bruff@vanderbilt.edu<br />Blog: derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs<br />Flickr Photo Credits<br /><ul><li>“Drew & Katie” by TheNickster
  46. 46. “Enchanted World” by Carf
  47. 47. “Mentos + Diet Coke” by the Cobras
  48. 48. “Structure” by Eric M Martin
  49. 49. “Score Cards” by Poundcommapound
  50. 50. “Survey” by Cocoen
  51. 51. “In the Lead” by Sifter
  52. 52. “Macbook X-Ray” by Pipeapple
  53. 53. “nose slide” by B.A.D.
  54. 54. “Colourful Army” by maistora
  55. 55. “Mythbusters Paintball Painting” by TenSafeFrogs
  56. 56. “Zoe’s Color Histogram” by Tony Crider</li>

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