Coming to NISOD to talk about interactive activities in college classroom.

Memorial Day, Monday May 26th, at 10:15. at the Convention Center, (in Room 13B probably), I will be hosting a discussion on using interactive activities in the college classroom to encourage student engagement.
“Ways to Engage Students: Pros, Cons, and Science.”
We are moving away from the typical “read a book/go to lecture/write a paper/take a test.” Is this good? Is it bad? Since we must, how might we do it better? I have promised to come with at lest 14 ideas for teachers to use immediately and to host a discussion that airs concerns. Handout with bibliography will be available. Questions are posted here, since this is where I have the capability to host a discussion. Look for Handout on www.austincc.edu/ssarles.
QUESTIONS
What interactive activities have been very useful in your community college level classes?
What resources do you recommend?
What concerns do you have about using interactive activities in your classroom?
In what ways would activities borrowed from corporate training be effective or ineffective in the college classroom?
In what ways could we avoid regurgitating the text by use of activities? In what ways could we drive students to read and mentally process their reading through activities?
In what ways might we ensure a raising of academic ability or work place abilities through activities?
 

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