Active Learning: Wake Up Your Students | Gratz College

Active Learning: Wake Up Your Students

Research has empirically demonstrated that the more we involve students in their own learning, the more invested they are and the better they integrate information. Active Learning captures students’ attention and keeps them highly engaged. Hallmarks of Active Learning include: techniques that stimulate student discussion and debate; games that keep them jumping and rooting; and activities that let them unearth meaningful connections for themselves. Mastering a repertoire of these teaching techniques will keep students’ bodies bustling and their brains humming. Participants will emerge from this course ready to “amp up” the level of your students’ engagement in their classrooms.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be able to:

  • Teachers will see themselves more as a “guide on the side” instead of a “sage on the “stage.”
  • Teachers will understand the foundations of lesson planning for different types of learners
  • Teachers will understand about backmapping and goal-setting
  • Teachers will learn ways of assessing learning that is not test driven

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Semester Information: 
Summer B: July 6