Increasing Student Engagement and Critical Thinking
July 20 - July 24$550
Who does the thinking in your classroom? If you suspect you are working harder than your students, then this workshop is for you. All students are able to think critically, but you must make the material relevant to get a high level of engagement. Find ways to draw your students in, away from their cell phones and toward the content and skills objectives you have for your course. Using example activities from all different subject areas, we will tap into the neuroscience of learning using curiosity, phenomena, play, and competition. You will practice structures that can be used to teach a range of topics by exploring modeling, databases, puzzles, experimentation, debates, community outreach, spreadsheets, personal histories, reenactments, instructional videos, simulations, and many more instructional modalities. Bring your enthusiasm and be ready to play the role of the student so you can decide for yourself what techniques are the most effective for stimulating your mind and igniting your passion. This workshop will help you diversify your bag of tricks and increase your versatility as an educator. With novel ways to deliver information and assess progress, your courses will be exciting to you and irresistible to your students.
This workshop will be held in the Town Mountain room of the Hilton Garden Inn 309 College St. in downtown Asheville, NC. We begin each day at 8am and break for the day at 1pm M-F July 20-24, 2020. Please use the link below to reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn at the reduced rate of $149 per night Sunday-Thursday: