Class Activities Demo Series (With Opportunity to Practice!)
Presenter: Xiaochen Liu, CETL-Faculty Development
In this demo series, you will discover and practice effective teaching strategies to improve students' active learning. You will enjoy different teaching strategies in a creative way with other participants. Each section will take 20 minutes, you can choose the one you are interested in and attend the section.
Section 1: Activities for Medium Size Groups: Circle of Voices, Round Robin, Elevator Pitches
Before this section, you are recommended to watch this short video example that represents the Activities for Median Size Group - Circle of Voices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuLSU3bE-w
During this section, you will practice Timed Round Robin: Every participant is given the same amount of time (e.g., 30 seconds) and takes turns to share responses on an open-ended question.
Section 2: Think-Pair-Share
Before this section, you are recommended to watch this short video to understand Think-Pair-Share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mig4olzUy4M
During this section, for a question, participants will have a few minutes to think it over (e.g., 2 minutes) and then turn to a peer for discussion. After a brief discussion (e.g., 5 minutes), you will be asked to share your peer's opinion in front of the class.
Section 3: Jigsaw
Before this section, you are recommended to watch this short video to understand Jigsaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvi0ZvOhZs0
During this section, everyone will be assigned into an "expert group" to discuss a piece of an assignment. After reaching consensus (5 minutes), participants will be rearranged to "jigsaw group" so there's one person from each "expert group" at each "jigsaw group" to explain his or her group's discussion and conclusion (5 minutes) to form a finished project.
Tuesday, June 28, 2:00-3:15
Register - https://fins.uconn.edu/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=2526
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