Active Learning

Create excitement, synergy, and collaboration through active learning! Come learn how you can lecture less and have your students learning more by creating active learning environments.  There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that students learn and retain more when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Too much to cover in too little time, you say? Come to this Circles session to discover strategies, activities, and technologies to make your classes active and engaging and still meet all of your course outcomes.


Here is an example of the Padlet we used during our session (Clearly our Click for the day) To learn more about Padlet, watch the video below in the Video-On-Demand section or check out this Padlet Tips and Tricks link.  We also shared the idea of a Sherlock Journal if you haven’t seen that strategy before.

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Circle of Viewpoints 

Whip It

Four Corners

Synergetic Teaching

Good Reads

“Active Learning: In Need of Deeper Exploration” by Maryellen Weimer, PhD 

“Brain-Based Learning: The Neurological Findings About the Human Brain that Every Teacher Should Know to be Effective” by Ronald Jean Degen (Make sure you log into Valencia Library before clicking)

“You Can Lead Students to the Classroom, and You Can Make Them Think: Ten Brain-Based Strategies for College Teaching and Learning Success” by Greta G. Freeman and Pamela D. Wash (Make sure you log into Valencia Library before clicking)