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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 23, 7:00–8:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 38

Terri Evans   Karen Cotter  
People's Choice winner. Explore active learning strategies and related digital tools that can be used to empower students and immerse them in the experience of taking control of their own learning as they create, communicate, collaborate and apply critical-thinking skills.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the poster presentation is to share best practices for active learning strategies and related technology tools. Participants will be able to identify strategies that empower learners to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically. Each will have an opportunity to choose tools for their toolbox and to practice with the them. Evidence of success will be demonstrated utilizing a game.

Supporting research

Active learning boosts performance in STEM courses
Scott Freeman, Sarah L. Eddy, Miles McDonough, Michelle K. Smith, Nnadozie Okoroafor, Hannah Jordt, Mary Pat Wenderoth
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 2014, 111 (23) 8410-8415; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1319030111

The Effect of Focused Active Learning Strategies on Student Engagement with Respect to Socioeconomic Class
Tirzah Birk and Valerie Lee
The FASEB Journal 2016 30:1_supplement, 569.2-569.2

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Terri Evans, Perth Amboy Public Schools
Karen Cotter, New Jersey City University

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