Met via SPOC with Lynn, Gail, Karen Hesting, Tonjua Williams, Michael Earle, Anne Sullivan, Nancy Watkins, Ann McNicol, and Donna Kelly. There was much discussion about the upcoming Summer Critical Thinking Institute scheduled for Friday. Nancy Doolittle and Karen Hesting will be focusing on four strategies for using technology to enhance critical thinking. Gail Lancaster is going to bring laptop computers. Participants can bring their own computers, and they will share laptops, if necessary. Tonjua will test the wireless connection at Innisbrook, and she will arrange for powerstrips, and bring two projectors. Presentations will be conducted in two rooms. Nancy and Karen will present twice, moving from one room to the other during the break.
Archive for June, 2008
Attended SPOC session with Lynn, Gail, and Karen Hesting to finalize WITS technology (1 hr., 15 min.) session for the Summer Critical Thinking Institute on Friday, June 20. The focus will be on 10 active learning strategies (see attached document below), with emphasis primarily on four: 1) small group discussion, 2) case studies, 3) scenario/problem-based learning, and 4) active lecture. Gail and Earl Fratus will introduce the strategies and how they relate to critical thinking. Then, Karen and Nancy will demonstrate how technology can be used to facilitate the strategies. Jesse Coraggio will follow-up with assessment, and Lynn and Gail will facilitate participants as they create critical thinking activites to use with students.
Karen will send around the strategies to the Instructional Technologists to provide suggestions/ideas on how technology can be infused into a particular strategy. This will become a section in the upcoming courselets that Karen and Nancy are beginning to develop.