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How to Use Retrieval Practice to Improve Learning 
Ms. Taylor Chesson 
February 21, 2023

Retrieval Practice is a no-stakes learning strategy with minimal planning required where students pull information out of their brains. Memory is strengthened and forgetting is less likely to occur the more a learner retrieves rather than receives information. In this interactive session, we will discuss ways to implement retrieval practice strategies and how “struggling” can improve learning. 

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Emotions in Teaching & Learning - Intrinsic Motivation 
Ms. Heather Rippetoe & Ms. Mallory Matthews 
February 14, 2023

How do emotions show up in teaching and learning? In this workshop, we’ll explore the affective domain and its connection to learning. We’ll also hear from TN Tech faculty about how emotions play a role in their teaching. 

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Course Design: Looks DO Matter 
Taylor Chesson & Mallory Matthews
January 17, 2023

Course design impacts the overall effectiveness and appeal of a class. Looks and content increase student interest and motivation by making the course more engaging. Organization reduces cognitive load, which can help students understand the material more effectively. In this session, we will share engagement and organizational strategies for course design best practices according to the OLC Rubric.   

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How to Prevent Students From Ghosting
Mallory Matthews & Taylor Chesson
October 25, 2022 

It's that spooky time of year when some students begin to disengage. In this session, we will discuss ways for faculty to be proactive and prevent at-risk students from "ghosting" by having strong engagement and communication strategies in place for your courses. 

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Poll Everywhere
Taylor Chesson
August 30, 2022

Poll Everywhere is an instructional technology tool that allows you to conduct formative assessments, foster student engagement through live polling, and increase the productivity of class discussions by providing an inclusive and easy-to-use discussion platform. In this session, we discuss how to increase student engagement in your classroom through using Poll Everywhere, helpful topics to get started, and more.  

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Engagement Strategies
Taylor Chesson & Heather Rippetoe
July 12, 2022

In this session, we explore increasing attendance by designing for student interaction with the instructor, the content, and with one another. We will discuss including participation as a graded item, activities that encourage student motivation, and creating a welcoming classroom culture and environment. 

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Flip: Discussion Alternative
Drs. Jason Beach & Kelvin Norman
October 5, 2021

Flip is a free, web-based program that is used as an instructional tool for capturing brief video comments and reactions. Flip allows students to consider other peoples’ perceptions and engage in content and feedback while developing their communication skills.

Here are a few benefits of using Flip as a resource in the classroom: 

  • Providing alternative assessment opportunities with verbal communication of learning. 
  • Providing opportunities for students to be more effective digital citizens. 
  • Providing a versatile instructional tool to be used as a one-time or ongoing strategy. 

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