Clicker and Learning Goal Workshops

»We give periodic workshops on clicker use and learning goals, which can be found on our Calendar of Events

»Want to have us speak at your conference or school? Email us at stephanie.chasteen@colorado.edu.

»Want to use our materials for your own workshops? Visit our workshop materials page.

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Materials for individual workshops

These materials represent pre-prepared workshops, if you would like to see examples of a full workshop. You can also check out our list of specific past clicker workshops, where you will find abstracts for the below workshops.

 

Workshop

 

 

Materials

 

What is included

 

Effective facilitation of peer instruction

All materials (ZIP)

A video of a version of this workshop is available above and on iTunes U

 

Writing clicker

question

 

All materials (ZIP)

A video of a version of this workshop is available above and on iTunes U

 

Combination:

Writing questions

+ Effective

Facilitation

 

All materials (ZIP)


[Does not include sample questions; linked to right]

This workshop is a compressed combination of the previous two workshops, to meet popular demand to provide more content in a shorter time. It is difficult to provide this level of material in two hours or less without minimizing the participatory aspects of the workshops.

  • Outline (DOC and PDF)
  • Slides (PPT and PDF)
  • Worksheets (PPT and PDF)
  • Other handouts: Tips for Successful Clicker Use / K12 Teacher Tips /   ABC Card /  Instructors' Guide
  • Videos: Videos available for screening are at http://ST
  • videos.colorado.edu. We typically show "Teachings and Students
  • Speak" to novice audiences who aren't sure yet if they want to use
  • clickers, and "Anatomy of a Clicker Question" to those who are
  • already bought-in.
  • Sample clicker questions for use in Gallery Walk. Complete archive
  • of various questions for multiple disciplines (PPT and PDF); multiple
  • discipline questions organized by "themes" that the participants try to
  • discover (PPT), and physics questions organized by "themes" (PPTX)
  • Zip package (ZIP) [Does not include sample questions]

 

Teaching

Faculty about

Effective clicker

use

 

Slides (PPT and PDF)

Handouts (ZIP)

 

This workshop outlines our techniques and approaches to teaching faculty

about the use of clickers. Thus, this is a good overview of our approaches.

 

 

Clicker

Choreography

 

Slides and handouts (ZIP)

 

(by Cynthia Heiner and Peter Newbury, CWSEI): Slides from an optional

second workshop on writing clicker questions are included below.

  • Outline (PDF)
  • Clicker Choreography Slides (PPT and PDF)
  • k--++
  • 2Creating Good Clicker Questions in Physics and Astronomy (PPT
  • and PDF)
  • Example Questions (PPT and PDF)


Archive of past workshops (Clickers and Learning Goals)

  Videos of two of our workshops are available on iTunes U: Writing Great Clicker Questions and Make Clickers Work for You: Effective Facilitation of Clickers. Click here. Will open in iTunes.

August 12 - 16th, 2013

Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

We offered a series of workshops to help faculty prepare their courses. Here is the event flyer. Handouts and slides are available as a zip for each course, or download all.

  1. Learning goals and formative assessment zip
  2. Are clickers right for you? zip
  3. Effective use of clickers zip
  4. Writing great clicker questions zip
  5. Setting up clickers for your class. pdf
Download zip files from column to the left, or download all materials.

February 13, 2013

Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

What do you want them to learn today? Learning goals and formative assessment. Stephanie Chasteen and Kathy Perkins

February 6th, 2013

Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

Facilitating Clickers Effectively. Stephanie Chasteen and Jenny Knight

August 16th

Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

Make Clickers work for you: Facilitation and Question Writing

The same presentation on clicker facilitation and question-writing as at COLTT

web

August 9, 2012

i>clicker webinars

Teaching Faculty about Effective Use of Clickers

A one-hour webinar for i>clicker for faculty developers, highlighting effective professional development practices for teaching faculty workshops on clicker use.

web

August 1, 2012

Colorado Learning about Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference

Make Clickers work for you: Facilitation and Question Writing

This two hour workshop gave an introduction to clickers and peer instruction, as well as tips for effective facilitation and question writing.

web

April 10, 2012

For the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at CU-Boulder

Engaging Students with Clickers "Best Practices". Stephanie Chasteen and Dustin Jensen (i>clicker).

This short workshop discussed why one might want to use clickers in the class, and how to achieve the best results.

web

March 8, 2012

FTEP, CU-Boulder

Writing Great Clicker Questions (Doug Duncan and Stephanie Chasteen)

This workshop covered techniques for writing engaging questions for use with clickers.

web

March 15, 2012

FTEP, CU-Boulder

 

Make Clickers Work for You (Stephanie Chasteen and Steven Pollock)

This workshop covered effective facilitation techniques for clicker use

web
October 10, 2011

CIRTL Forum, Madison WI

iClicker
The Gentle Art of Questioning:  Clickers and other tech tools for student engagement
Stephanie Chasteen

Presentation Slides

Handouts

Example Question Sets


October 4, 2011
at 1pm EST

iClicker
Teaching Faculty about Effective Clicker Use
Stephanie Chasteen

This webinar will cover best practices in helping faculty to use clickers to enhance their teaching.
Presentation Slides

Handouts

Recording HERE.

August 25 & 26, 2011

Sheridan County School District, Sheridan WA
Workshop 1
The Gentle Art of Questioning 1:  Writing great questions

 

Workshop 2
The Gentle Art of Questioning 2:  Making it work in your class

ZIP folder of handouts for Workshop 1

ZIP folder of handouts for Workshop 2
April 4, 2011

North Carolina A&T State University
The Nuts & Bolts of Clickers
Stephanie Chasteen


Nuts and Bolts of Clickers

ZIP folder of Handouts

March, 2011

National Science Teachers Association, San Francisco CA
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A 1-hour workshop on using clickers effectively to promote student engagement.
Make Clickers Work for You

ZIP folder of handouts

February 16, 2011
at 1pm EST

iClicker
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A free interactive webinar on effective use of clickers at the college level. All disciplines.

Make Clickers Work for You

ZIP folder of handouts


To view the recording of the webinar, click HERE.
January 18, 2011
at 1pm EST

iClicker
Teaching Faculty about Effective Clicker Use
Stephanie Chasteen

A free interactive webinar for those involved in faculty professional development.  We'll discuss tips and best practices for teaching faculty how to use clickers to generate peer discussion and interactive learning environments.  

Teaching faculty about effective use of clickers

ZIP folder of handouts

To view the recording of the webinar, click HERE.
January 10, 2011

Pacific Science Center, Seattle WA
Using clickers in a museum environment
Stephanie Chasteen

A 2-hour workshop for museum educators on the research and goals behind using clickers, possible uses in the museum environment, and writing effective questions.
Make clickers work for you

ZIP folder of handouts


November 9, 2010
at 1pm EDT


iClicker (http://iclicker.com)
Writing Great Clicker Questions
Stephanie Chasteen

A free interactive webinar on tips and techniques for writing engaging clicker questions. Geared towards college science instructors, but open to all.
To view the recording of the webinar, click HERE.
October 19, 2010

RAFT, Denver CO
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A hands-on workshop on effective clicker use for K-12 science teachers

To visit Raft resource area for teaching, clicker HERE.
ZIP folder of materials

September 27, 2010
at 11am MST


iClicker (http://iclicker.com)
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A free interactive webinar on effective use of clickers at the college level. All disciplines.
ZIP folder of materials

To view the recording of the webinar, click HERE.
June 26, 2010

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Denver CO

Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen and Patricia Loeblein

A 3-hour workshop for teachers on effective clicker use and question writing.

Workshop Outcomes
Brainstorm: Challenges

Gallery Walk of Questions

Make clickers work for you

ZIP folder of handouts


April 1, 2010

University of Colorado, Boulder
FTEP
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A 2-hour workshop for faculty on effective clicker use and question writing
Make clickers work for you

ZIP folder of materials
February 16, 2010

University of Colorado at Denver, AMC

Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A 1 hour talk on effective clicker use, targeted towards health sciences instructors

Make clickers work for you

ZIP folder of materials
February 2, 2010

Graland Country Day School, Denver CO

Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen

A 2 1/2 hour workshop on effective clicker pedagogy and questions.
Make clickers work for you

ZIP folder of materials
November, 2009

Colorado Science Teachers Conference, Denver CO
Make Clickers Work for You
Writing Great Clicker Questions

Stephanie Chasteen & Patricia Loeblein, CU-Boulder

Two one-hour workshops on effective clicker pedagogy and questions.
Make clickers work
Writing questions

ZIP folder of materials
November, 2009

Colorado Science Teachers Conference, Denver CO
What Every Teacher Should Know about Cognitive Research
Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado (CU)-Boulder

1-hour presentation on how education research can inform our classroom practice.
What Every Teacher Should Know
November, 2009

National Science Teachers Conference, Fort Lauderdale FL
Make Clickers Work for You: A Powerful Tool for Instruction and Assessment
Kelly Lancaster, Patricia Loeblein, Stephanie Chasteen, CU-Boulder

1 hour workshop on using clickers effectively to promote student engagement.
Make clickers work

ZIP folder of materials
October, 2009

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Meeting, Durham NH
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado-Boulder

2-hour workshop on effective clicker use and questions, with a focus on physics.
Make clickers work
October, 2009

Bollman Technical High School, Thornton CO
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado-Boulder

4-hour workshop on effective clicker use and question writing.

Part 1

Part 2

ZIP folder of materials
August, 2009

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT), Boulder CO
Clickers in Upper Division Courses
Steven Pollock and Stephanie Chasteen

1-hour workshop on effective clicker use in general, with a focus on upper division courses.
Clickers in upper division
June, 2009

Rocky Mountain Technology in Education conference, Copper Mountain CO
Make Clickers Work for You
Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado-Boulder

3-hour workshop on effective clicker use and questions.
ZIP folder of materials
April, 2009

CWSEI End-of-Year Event
Using Clickers Effectively
Sara Harris, Earth & Ocean Sciences Dept, University of British Columbia

Workshop on effective clicker implementation and clicker questions, logistical issues, and planning.
PDFUsing clickers effectively
February, 2009

American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, Chicago IL
Clickers in Upper-Division Courses
Stephanie Chasteen, Kathy Perkins, Michael Dubson, & Steven Pollock, Physics Dept. & SEI, University of Colorado

Video clips associated with this talk:
      Upper Division Clickers in Action
      What Kinds of Questions do We Ask Upper Division?
      Writing Upper Division Clicker Questions
      Explain to Your Students
Clickers in upper division
October, 2007

Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting, Denver CO
Student behavior, attitudes, and learning using in-class questions with "clickers" vs. a show of hands in a large introductory geology course
Andrea Bair, Jennifer Stempien, & David Budd, Geological Sciences Dept, University of Colorado-Boulder
Poster
October, 2007

CWSEI Seminar
Confessions of a Converted Lecturer
Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Mazur talk
April, 2007

CWSEI Seminar
Creating a Highly Interactive Classroom for All Courses
Mike Dubson, Senior Instructor, Physics Dept, University of Colorado-Boulder
Dubson talk