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Student Cultivation

Current educational research recommends that we modify our classroom teaching practices to increase student engagement via active-learning strategies that promote high-order thinking skills. But what if students revolt and demand to be told only what they “need to know for the test?” Generating student buy-in for active learning during the first weeks of the semester is a crucial, but often overlooked step to ensure that students are accepting of your transformative efforts.

Workshops and faculty learning communities will be offered under the theme of student cultivation. Major topics include: 1) Planting the seed: Generating student buy-in for the active learning classroom and teaching methods; 2) Spreading the fertilizer: Classroom activities and formative assessments for the Growth Mindset; and 3) Utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomy when revising learning outcomes and developing new test questions faculty can help blossom into lifelong learners.

Fall 2018 Events: Student Cultivation

Location: Old Science Building, Room 103

October 9th, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

You want to revise your course to incorporate the latest findings from educational research, but how your students receive your new approach? Ideas and strategies to generate student buy-in will be presented and discussed. This workshop will cover the following details

  1. Developing a working definition of active learning
    • What does it mean to you?
    • What do you think it means to students?
    • How is it implemented in your classroom?
  2. The roots of resistance to active learning
    • Expectancy violation – “I had to think for myself!”
    • Teacher misbehaviors – Are you guilty?
  3. How to reduce resistance and increase buy-in for your active learning classroom
    • Decrease the social distance
    • Activities that demonstrate advantages of active learning to students
    • Use learning objectives, rubrics, and peer evaluations to increase equity
    • Use additional (and non-traditional) evaluations of teaching

For OU Faculty and Graduate Students.

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Location: Old Science Building, Room 103

October 24th, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

You’re utilizing active learning strategies to engage students, but how will you (and your students) determine if they are meeting your learning goals? Various in-class assessments of active learning will be introduced and discussed

  1. The importance of student buy-in for assessment success
    • Identifying fixed, growth mindset
    • Generating student buy-in for active learning assessments
  2. Determining appropriate assessments
    • Time on task – what do you want students to do?
    • Utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomy – what skill should the task promote?
  3. Examples of formative assessments and strategies learning classroom
    • Using the physical space of the classroom to your advantage
    • “Think, pair, share” and small groups
    • Personal Response devices (Clickers/Top hat)
    • 5x8 Notecards
    • Case Studies
    • Journals/blue books
    • Question/discussion forums
    • Just in Time quizzes
      • Decrease the social distance
      • Activities that demonstrate advantages of active learning to students
      • Use learning objectives, rubrics, and peer evaluations to increase equity
      • Use additional (and non-traditional) evaluations of teaching
       
       
       
Tarren Shaw,

Dr. Tarren Shaw
Lecturer
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