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Th -11-00--davis-reduced

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This is the presentation I gave at NBEA 2012

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Th -11-00--davis-reduced

  1. 1. Opportunity for Active Learning in a Global World Tamra S. Davis, Ph.D. Assistant ProfessorBusiness Teacher Education Illinois State University College of Business Department of Marketing 1
  2. 2. Contact InformationTamra Davis tdavis2@ilstu.edu +1.918.906.6574 (cell) +1.309.438.3823 (office) Mailing Address: 340 State Farm Hall of Business Campus Box 5590 Normal, IL 61790-5590 2
  3. 3. Seminar Outline Today’s Intro toStudents ALS & Key(Why use Elements ALS) Summary Lesson & Plans Questions 3
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  5. 5. Generations• Traditionalist (Born 1900-1945): Build a legacy.• Baby Boomers (Born 1946-1964): Build a stellar career.• Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980): Build a portable career.• Millennials (Born 1981-1999): Build parallel careers. 5
  6. 6. Millennials in the Classroom • Step-by-step Provide structure instructions Provide guidance • Teaching and coaching • Millennials are ready Encourage their to take on the world “can do” attitude • Their parents told them they could 6
  7. 7. More about Millennials in the Classroom • Team sports Place into • Working with Teams others • They have been Listen to them part of the conversation Challenge • Boring is bad them 7
  8. 8. And a Little More • Phone Plan and allow • Texting multi-tasking • Music Electronic • Allow them to Literacy use media • They are Networking connected 8
  9. 9. http://youtu.be/dGCJ46vyR9o 9
  10. 10. Final Thoughts on Millennials in the Classroom • Life Provide • School balance • Fun Provide a • Millennials fun, student- want to enjoy centered their work classroom 10
  11. 11. http://youtu.be/jp_oyHY5bug 11
  12. 12. What is Active Learning? This is a Everyonehard term has ato define definitionDefinition Based for our uponpurposes research today 12
  13. 13. DefinitionActive Learning is a teachingmethodology that allows thestudents to engage multiplelearning styles in order to promotehigher-order thinking skills1• 1Meyers, C. & Jones, T.B. 13
  14. 14. Key Elements Talking and ReadingListeningWriting Reflecting 14
  15. 15. Talking and Listening“Talk by teachers can be a valuable prelude to active learning. The problem, however, is not thatteachers talk; it’s that they talk too much” (Meyers & Jones, 1993, p. 21). 15
  16. 16. Writing “Writing clarifiesthinking. . . . Writing isan act of creation and clarification” (p. 23). 16
  17. 17. ReadingCritical reading involves scanning the material, identifying the important information, sorting that information intocategories, and then prioritizing the information 17
  18. 18. Reflecting In the Modelclassroom silenceBuild theskill over WRITE time 18
  19. 19. One Example• Talking/Writing• Reading/Listening• Reflecting Discussion Board 19
  20. 20. Specific ExampleSilently—Define the term “American” 20
  21. 21. Specific ExampleVolunteer to share the definition? 21
  22. 22. Specific ExampleHow would you change your definition based upon what you heard from your peers? 22
  23. 23. Much More Than Time Allows I could spend an entire 3-credit hour class on this topic But, I want to give you more specific examples 23
  24. 24. Lesson Plans Handouts are provided on thewebsite that you will receive at the end of the presentationYou have permission to use and/oradapt these lessons for your classes 24
  25. 25. Currency Exchange Political Science Math GeographyEconomics Courses Others? 25
  26. 26. Read the Label Political Geography ScienceEconomics Others Courses 26
  27. 27. Random Acts of Kindness General Communications BusinessEthics Others Courses 27
  28. 28. Puzzle Mania Communications ManagementLeadership Others Courses 28
  29. 29. Meet and Greet Communications GeographyLeadership Others? Courses 29
  30. 30. Other Activities• Across the Board• Involve to Solve• Walk the Talk• These games will not be available on the website due to copyright issuesGames are from:El-Shamy, S. (2004). How to design and deliver training of the new andemerging generations. San Fransico, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing 30
  31. 31. Other AL Strategies• Think-Pair-Share• Brain Dump• Active Notetaking• Concept Mapping• Reciprocal Teaching• Microsituations Teaching 31
  32. 32. Social Networking Ideas• Facebook• Twitter• Ning• Wikis• Blogs• Others 32
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  34. 34. Works CitedEl-Shamy, S. (2004). How to design and deliver training of the new and emerging generations. San Fransico, CA: Pfeiffer PublishingHeathfield, S. (2009). Managing Millennials: Eleven Tips for Managing Millennials. Retrieved July 29, 2009, from http://humanresources.about.com/ od/managementtips/a/millenials.htmMeyers, C. & Jones, T. B. (1993). Promoting active learning: Strategies for the college classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers 34
  35. 35. Acknowledgements• Melinda Smith, MBA from Tulsa Community College is a former colleague and she typically co-presents this session with me• Many of the lesson plans are from her classes and she has kindly agreed to share 35

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