WRITING GREAT CLICKER QUESTIONS


Stephanie Chasteen, Science Teaching Fellow, Physics


If you know you want to use clickers in your classroom, but are struggling to write or revise questions to align with your content, this workshop is for you.  We will investigate the surprising power of multiple-choice questions to help students achieve critical thinking skills.  We will discuss how to create questions that engage students, spark their curiosity, help recap material, give you insight into their thinking, or help them learn critical ideas in your discipline.  We will focus on questions for facilitating "peer instruction" -- a research-tested method of requiring students to discuss challenging questions with one another.  Finally, we will look at writing questions that align with our goals for students, discuss the elements of effective questions, and practice writing questions and work on improving them.

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.

 

Thursday, August 15, 2:30-4:30 pm

 

This event will be held in ATLAS 200

 

To register, please contact: Stephanie.Chasteen@colorado.edu

 

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 http://www.colorado.edu/ftep/events/schedule.html.

 

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