Showing posts from July, 2017

Exit Slips

Recently, I was one of the facilitators of a professional development workshop for college instructors. I attended the workshops of my colleagues and left feeling excited that even after all these years I have been a teacher and instructional designer, I am able to learn new things. This old dog can learn new tricks.

The topic of the workshop was on andragogy, which was pretty heavy for attendees, but it set the stage well for what followed: lesson planning and lesson planning frameworks, which I have posted about here.

At the end of the workshop, the facilitator used the term "exit slip", which is a much catchier way of saying formative assessment, and gave us a quick task to close the lesson.

It was called "Aha!, Huh?, Argh"
We were asked to jot down  our lightbulb moment (Aha!), something that we are still confused about that we learned (Huh?) and a moment of frustration based on what we learned (Argh.).

I thought this was a great way to provide a reflective clos…

BOPPPS Workshop

Here is a workshop on a lesson planning framework that works great for college instructors. The instructions for each section of the workshop, including all materials needed, are here in this post. 
The workshop is in the form of a BOPPPS, so as you teach it, participants are experiencing a BOPPPS. If you're looking to help your instructors create more dynamic lessons, or if you are training your staff on how to deliver a lesson, this post is sure to help.

LESSON PLANNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP 120-145 Minutes Materials: ·Post-its ·Skittles x 12 packages ·Handouts oComponents of a BOPPPS Plan, oBOPPPS Framework, oSample Lesson, oObjectives Note Page, oIdentifying and Rewriting Objectives, oBlank BOPPPS Template, o Evaluation Page, and o1 Minute Paper ·Cut outs oSequencing a BOPPPS, and oObjectives Cards o  2 copies of each course book o  2 copies of each course outline
Bridge-In            5-10 minutes REASONS TO PLAN Discuss with in a small group, using Sweets to Speak for face-to…