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Amatyc Ignite by Feldon and Tchertchian New Orleans, LA, 2015


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Using social media and other tips and tricks, increase face-to-face and online student interaction, participation and engagement.

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Amatyc Ignite by Feldon and Tchertchian New Orleans, LA, 2015

  1. 1. ENGAGEMENT and SOCIAL MEDIA Turn Your Math Class Into an Interactive Learning Community OR “The Freddie and Eddie Show!” Edouard Tchertchian Los Angeles Pierce College Fred Feldon Coastline Community College November 20 2015 New Orleans, LA
  2. 2. “Instructor-initiated, regular and substantive interaction”
  3. 3. PatrickJMT • Teaching Is No Longer About the Lecture • Content Is Everywhere!
  4. 4. Engagement: What is it? • “The amount, type and intensity of investment students make in their educational experience” -- Jennings and Angelo, 2006 • “Student’s willingness, need, desire and compulsion to participate in and be successful in the learning process promoting higher level thinking for enduring understanding” -- Bomia, Elander, Johnson & Sheldon, 1997 • “The amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities” -- National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University • “Students are involved in their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in accomplishing their work” -- Schlechty, 1994 • “Sustained behavioral involvement and generally positive emotions including enthusiasm, optimism, curiosity and interest” -- Skinner & Belmont, 1993
  5. 5. Math Classroom Mapping This classroom is engaging and interactive (for about 3 students)! -- Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan
  6. 6. 1,000 HS and college students were asked, “What percentage would you assign to the importance of each of the following”: 40% 38% 23% FACILITATING ~ Primarily student-led work COACHING ~ You help students perform, give feedback and advice DIRECT TEACHING ~ Instruction on knowledge and skills -- “The More I Lecture, The Less I Know What they Understand,” Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education, NJ, 2014
  7. 7. The Bottom Line • “Move traditional tasks of homework, rote memorization, lecture and recitation into an anytime role... Use technology to provide immediate feedback.” • “In class, engage students in higher order tasks and discussion; have them collaborate, explain, interpret and predict outcomes based on their lower level knowledge.” -- David Huckleberry, Educational Technologist, Purdue University, 2014
  8. 8. “Students like to be spoon fed. It’s easier for them. But they need to learn to feed themselves. That means putting a plate of food in front of them and giving them a spoon. Those of us who have kids know what happens next and it isn’t pretty. But is there a better way to learn how to eat?” -- Maryellen Weimer, PhD Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning Penn State University
  9. 9. Questions • How much class time will I lose? • How do I cover all the content? • How do I quit being the “sage on stage”? • How do I keep them from taking shortcuts? • How do I teach them the “easy way” or the “right way” to get an answer? • How do I make sure they don’t Facebook, text or e-mail during class time? • How can students possibly learn everything on their own that I normally cover in my lectures???? -- See Robert Talbert, Chronicle of Higher Education, “An Inverted Calculus Course: The Overture,” Jan 27, 2014: What a student who resisted later said, “Not only can you learn on your own, you already do learn on your own and you will continue to learn on your own your whole life!”
  10. 10. What About Online Classes??
  11. 11. Results of Course Redesign • YOU will discover the joy of doing what is uniquely human and more interactive, rather than simply delivering lectures. • YOU will have more time to talk personally with students; to mentor, advise, review individual work, answer questions • YOU will learn more than ever about your subject matter and the way students learn! Tim Gunn, Fashion Consultant, Project Runway
  12. 12. -- Maria Andersen, Illustrations by Mat Moore
  17. 17. SHOW AND TELL…
  18. 18. A HANGOUT PLACE…
  19. 19. A HANGOUT PLACE…
  20. 20. Thank You This presentation is available at