Also known as clickers, student response systems provide instant feedback on how well students understand your course content as well as their level of in-class participation. Highly visual, in-the-moment feedback allows you to spend precious class time on the material that students need most.
During this faculty showcase, you will learn how two experienced instructors use both digital and technology-free solutions to enhance student engagement and improve teaching and learning.
Dr. Rachel Davenport is a Senior Lecturer in the Biology Department at Texas State University. She is always exploring new strategies to increase active learning and student engagement in her large classes.
Dr. Kristy Daniel is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Texas State University. She conducts research on science education, measures impacts of instructional interventions on learning outcomes, and is actively involved in college faculty development.
If possible, please download the Top Hat app to your mobile device prior to the session: go to your App store and download Top Hat Lecture. We will provide a free code and instructions for gaining further access during the session. (Top Hat is just one of the several student response systems available. We will discuss pros and cons of various systems at the end of the session.)
This is a brown bag event, so feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages and sweet and salty snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive by 11:45 a.m. or earlier as the program will begin promptly at noon.
Please register even if you will be attending online. After you register you will have the option to request special accommodations. Use this option to indicate you will attend using the online webinar option (i.e., Zoom). Access information will be sent at least one hour prior to the session.
If you have questions, please email Jennifer Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.