Make Clickers Work for You: Effective Facilitation Techniques
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
SPECIAL MSLE EVENT CO-SPONSORED BY INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY! Questioning is a central part of student assessment and quizzing, but it can also be a powerful learning tool. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore research-based tips and ideas for achieving the full benefit of questioning. Effective use of clickers will be discussed as a means to achieve student engagement and deep learning. How does a teacher use questioning effectively? What is the right number of questions to ask? How do we avoid just giving students the answer? How do we avoid embarrassing our students, or confusing the class, if they give me the wrong answer? In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore research-based tips and ideas for questioning in a way that allow us to achieve the full benefit of questioning –student engagement and deep learning. We will focus on the use of “peer instruction” – the practice of requiring students to discuss their answers to challenging questions with one another.
For more information and location please contact Leo Bruederle.