The Duke Graduate School is sponsoring a workshop on the Effective Use of Clickers by Dr Stephanie V. Chasteen, Science Education Consultant and Outreach Director, Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado.

Introduction to Peer Instruction with Clickers (10:00—11:00) Why use clickers? What is the research behind it? In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore using clickers to promote student engagement and deep learning. We will focus on the use of “peer instruction” – the practice of requiring students to discuss their answers to challenging questions with one another.

Writing Questions and Effective Facilitation for Clickers (12:00—2:00) Questioning is a central part of assessment and quizzing, but it can also be a powerful learning tool. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore research-based tips and ideas for achieving the full benefit of questioning. Effective use of clickers will be discussed as a means to achieve student engagement and deep learning. We will also talk about different types of questions for different parts of the learning cycle, as well as the surprising power of multiple-choice questions to achieve critical thinking skills. Preregister for both sessions

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Perkins Library Room 217
Part 1. Introduction to Peer Instruction with Clickers (10:00—11:00)
Part 2. Writing Questions and Effective Facilitation for Clickers (12:00—2:00)
Please register for and plan to attend both sessions.

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Andrea Novicki

Andrea helps faculty use technology effectively and efficiently in their teaching. She works primarily with scientists, using her biology background, love of science and teaching experience. Her current enthusiasms include online science education, active learning (especially team-based learning) and assessment.

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