Do you want to find new ways to engage your students but don’t have a lot of time to search? Let us help! We have six exciting ideas to share with you in just under two hours. We invite you to a fun, fast-paced afternoon in the ISS Media Center—refreshments included!

In six separate sessions that focus on classroom engagement and collaboration, we will introduce you to new teaching approaches and discuss the ways LTC supports classroom instruction. The sessions will run several times each and  include an overview of the topic, ideas for implementation, examples, and resources. If you are inspired to try an idea or two, we will be happy to work with you and make it happen. We know you are busy, so feel free to stay for one or all of our sessions.

 

The following sessions are offered:

Engage & Empower Students Through Interactive Websites

Understand the pedagogy of building blogs and websites and discuss different structures and assignments to increase student engagement. Join us as we explore WordPress and other interactive websites and learn how they can be used to empower students and enhance their learning experience.  

From Attendance to Attention, Passive to Participating: Getting the Most Out of Audience Response Systems

We’ve all heard of i>clicker, but what does it really have to offer? Learn how to make any class more cognitively engaging though activities using classroom response systems. We’ll do an overview of some of the best practices for activities and assessment, focused on simple, practical ideas that can be quickly implemented into presentations.

Making the Most of your Classroom  

Gather practical tips for three standard types of classrooms, including potential furniture arrangements, techniques for streamlining multiple changes in technology during a session, and strategies for designing activities for different learning objectives.

How to Get Started with Video Projects in Your Course

Explore the basics of designing effective media assignments that will engage students in course content and encourage creativity and collaboration.

You will learn:

  • how video projects can easily be group experiences.

  • how to ensure students are sharing the load.

  • how decisions about resources and tools impact student performance.

New Collaborative Tools in Google Suite

Get acquainted with the ways students can collaborate with the new collaborative tools in G Suite: Work in a single document with students or colleagues. See edits as others type, communicate through built-in chat, and ask questions in comments. Quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on any file – no email attachment needed.

Ten Learning Activities to Engage Your Students Today: No Technology Required!

Explore ten in-class learning activities to engage students and encourage critical thinking. Explore activities that work well for arrival and warm-ups, activities that best help students practice and understand content, activities that check for understanding (we’ll call that formative assessment), and activities that support the need to debrief and reflect. No technology required!