Active Learning

Engagement Triggers

"Engagement Triggers and Tasks for Interactive Segments" (post) outlines a variety of "learning-oriented tasks" and attention-grabbing strategies that help create "interactive lecture segment[s]."

  • With remote instruction, use breakout rooms, whiteboards, and group sharing in Zoom and/or the Discussions tool or Assignments dropbox in D2Lfor the work process and for sharing work product.
  • "Tasks are the actual activity the instructor has students do such as interpret a graph, while interactive lecture techniques. are the processes by which students complete the activity, such as using a think-pair-share to interpret a graph."

1. Some Interactive Lecture Techniques (each explained at its link) 

40+ Activities to Engage Students at the Start of Class

Decorative: An "Entry" sign


A. "Engage Learners with Bell-Ringer Activities" (post) introduces a variety of warm-up or "entry ticket" activities, "simple 5- to 10-minute task[s] students complete as soon as they walk into class, allowing the [instructor] time to attend to other business (such as taking attendance)."

  • The text elaborates a variety of prompts and activities and lists helpful tips. 

1. Purpose

a. "The main purpose of a bell ringer is to help teachers and students prepare for the upcoming lesson."

b. "To design a bell ringer':

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