Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Physics

Are you trying to decide whether to use clickers in your classroom?  Do you want to know the benefits of this tool, and what would be required to implement it effectively?  This introductory workshop is geared towards instructors who want a brief overview of the tool to assist in this decision-making process.  (Two later workshops will look in more depth at effective clicker facilitation and questions).   We will discuss why and how clickers can be an effective tool for generating student engagement and discussion, with heavy emphasis on educational research.  We will brainstorm how they might be helpful in your instructional context, as well as examples of less-effective use. 

BONUS: A representative from OIT will provide a short presentation on the technical aspects of getting started with clickers after the workshop from 12:00-12:30 and will be available to answer questions.

The FTEP Symposia are designed and provided for our instructional faculty members. Participation in FTEP Workshops and Symposias is open to Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, Senior Instructors and Scholars-in-Residence, as per your official HR Job Class. If you plan to participate in a symposium conducted by a presenter whose college is different from your own, please be prepared to adapt the recommended teaching tools to the needs of your own discipline.


Wednesday, August 14, 11:00-12:00 pm


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This event will be held in ATLAS 200

This is part of a workshop series aimed at helping instructors consider new teaching approaches for the Fall. See the other workshops on clickers and learning goals at


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