Creating the Experience
Indiana Jones, The Lost City
Genre World Series
Under The Sea
Back to the Future
The Reading King
Cruise Around the World
Resources & Materials
5 Teaching Non-negotiables
Write it as a License Plate
T-Shirt Book Report
Gumball Dollar Project
The Million Dollar Project
Don’t POP It
Tennis Ball Challenge
5 in a Row • Bam!
Workshop: Creating the Experience - Engaging Students in Active Learning
Time: 90 Minutes
Student engagement can look differently from classroom to classroom. In this workshop, teachers will explore ways to turn their academic content into learning experiences. Participants will get ideas on how to transform their lessons and create authentic learning experiences for their students.
Strategies will include:
- How to begin
- Tips on buying, reusing, sharing, and storing materials
- Hitting the content standards
- Ways to incorporate (free) technology
- Classroom games (for any grade and subject)
- Project ideas/Literature Circles
Teachers will get sample materials, handouts, participate in hands-on activities, and view various photos and video clips. Additionally, ways to develop classroom relationships by incorporating games and projects into the curriculum, a behind the scenes look at my lessons, and tales from my seventeen years in the elementary classroom will also be shared.
Sample 90-minute Presentation Itinerary
Introduction: How I got here.
Team Building: Ice-breaker activity
Why and How
Tips for Success
Try It Activity (materials provided)
Free and easy technology used for engagement.
Try it tech lesson (laptop, iPad, or smartphone needed).
Fun ways to review content.
Try it game (materials provided)
Projects: Easy hands-on activities. Literature Circles.
Other Resources: Sharing of resources and books. Giveaways.