Presentation on theme: "COL 105 Freshman Seminar: Learning is Not a Spectator Sport! Jennifer Beattie and Katy Goforth."— Presentation transcript:
COL 105 Freshman Seminar: Learning is Not a Spectator Sport! Jennifer Beattie and Katy Goforth
Outcomes and Experiences What outcomes and experiences should successful college students have?
Successful Students Accept Personal Responsibility Discover Self-motivation Master Self-management Employ Interdependence Photo courtesy of Houghton Mifflin
Successful Students Gain Self-Awareness Adopt Lifelong Learning Develop Emotional Intelligence Believe in Themselves
Learning Outcome 1 At the completion of this course, you will be able to apply critical thinking skills and present well-reasoned arguments to form a methodology for completing classroom assignments and making personal decisions.
Learning Outcome 2 At the completion of this course, you will be able to integrate principles of learning styles and study strategies with personal time and stress management techniques to form a learning profile for being a self- directed learner in various educational contexts.
Learning Outcome 3 At the completion of this course, you will be able to develop a personal education plan and describe strategies for continually revising that plan in order to achieve long-range educational goals.
Learning Outcome 4 At the completion of this course, you will be able to display engagement with the campus community by actively participating in events/organizations and by establishing respectful, working relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff to build a social support network.
Required Assignments Success Teams 31 Success Journals from text Capstone Project (including rubrics) Diversity Workshop Campus Activities Information Literacy Workshop TCTC Scavenger Hunt
Success Teams Selecting Members Benefits Possible Links
Success Journals Help develop the 8 behaviors/attitudes Create opportunity for reflection/growth Create a resource for students
Capstone Project Cover page Copy of latest Success Team contract Career Services assignment Learning Styles Educational Plan Working Relationships Campus Engagement
Cover Page The cover page design is to be determined by each instructor.
Success Team Contract
Career Services Assignment This assignment can be determined by the instructor. An instructor may also use the example assignment provided in the packet.
Learning Styles Students will identify their learning style using language from the text. Students will list at least 6 study strategies or techniques based on the learning style. Students will provide at least 3 examples of how these techniques were used within the community.
Educational Plan Students will state long- term, mid-range, and short-term goals. Students will detail how they plan to reach the goals. Students will address how to deal with obstacles.
Working Relationships Typed staff interview Typed faculty interview Tentative course schedule Signed advisor checklist
Campus Engagement 2 campus engagement activity forms Diversity workshop attendance form Students will discuss in writing their level of engagement with the campus community, specifically faculty, staff, and students.
Workshops and Campus Activities Linking Learning with Life: Get Connected Enrichment Series Events SGA Events MSA Events Diversity Workshop
Quizzes/Activities Active Learning Techniques Content-based Quizzes Projects (Diversity Project) Essays Cultural Artifact Essay Assignments Signed Tentative Course Schedule from Advisor
Scavenger Hunt College Customs: eTC Math Lab Writing Center Division Office Advisor WebCT College Catalog
How do you… provide specific and measurable knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values?
Learning Styles Thinker: Enjoy pondering facts and theories Doers: Enjoy taking action Feelers: Enjoy personal connections Innovators: Enjoy seeking new possibilities
Design Grid Example A Thinker – What? 3. Point-Data-Point: Retention (5 minutes) 5. Popcorn Reading (5 minutes) 6. Point-Story-Point: Success Journals (5 minutes) 7. Mini Lecture on Assignments (20 minutes) D Innovator – What if? 4. Puzzle Exercise (10 minutes) B Doer – How? 2. Snowball (10 minutes) C Feeler – Why? Who? 1. Video (10 minutes) 8. Learning Styles Inventory ( 20 minutes) Minutes: 45 minutes
Will it work?
Assignments for Thursday Draft of an open letter to your students Design grid created using the text and the facilitator’s manual. Please make sure each learning style is addressed at least once. Be ready to share with your colleagues.