EFFECTIVE USE OF CLICKERS FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING

Stephanie Chasteen, Associate Director, Science Education Initiative

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? Or have you been using clickers, and are looking for new ideas? This workshop will give a brief overview of clickers – including the how and why of clickers for generating student engagement and discussion. We will brainstorm how they might be helpful in your educational context, as well as give examples of less-­‐effective use. We'll explore research-­‐based tips and ideas for using clickers to achieve deep questioning. The workshop will focus on the use of "peer instruction," where students are asked to discuss answers to

challenging questions with one another. This is an interactive workshop: We'll compare example questions, discuss common challenges, and share tips on getting students to productively argue and reason through the questions. Note: For those wanting an in-­‐depth workshop on question writing, see the workshop later in this series.

This is a pedagogical workshop and will not cover technical aspects of using clickers. If you have technical questions, plan to stick around! At 3pm a representative from Academic Technology Services will be available for Q&A, and will walk you through the process of loading and using the clicker software, so you're all set to go for the start of the semester.

 

The FTEP Symposia are designed and provided for our instructional faculty members. Participation in FTEP Workshops and Symposia is open to Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, Senior Instructors and Scholars-in-Residence, as per your official HR Job Class.If you are planning to participate in this symposium and are in a college other than the presenter, you may plan in advance to adapt the teaching tools in this event to your discipline.

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

 

Tuesday, August 12th, 1:00pm-­‐3:00pm, followed by technical Q&A with ITS staff at 3pm

This event will be held in ATLAS 200

 

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