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Facilitating in class presentations discussions and activities

Facilitating: In-Class Presentations, Discussions, and Activities

Susan M. Stein

DHEd, MS, BS Pharm, RPh

To Do the VooDoo That You Do So Well

Learning objectives
Learning Objectives Activities

  • Identify and analyze effective presentation styles and facilitation formats

  • Evaluate effective active learning

  • Describe effective and concise course and syllabus design

  • Analyze rubric evaluation tools

Facilitating guidelines
Facilitating Guidelines Activities

  • Scale: you should ease students into your goal. Give them small items first then grow

  • Engage students: learn their names and call on them at least once per term

  • Group work: assign responsibilities and set ground rules to increase effective interaction

  • Keep it simple: use the time you allotted, don’t go over

  • Summarize and feedback loops

Blah, Blah, Blah with Blinds

Facilitating guidelines1
Facilitating Guidelines Activities

  • Engage students: fear factor

  • Scale: ease them in

  • Group work tip: assign responsibilities, set ground rules

  • Move around the room: direct attention

  • Guiding terms: avoid providing answers

  • Keep it simple: use time allotted

  • Close the loop: summarize and provide feedback

Detail Driven

Why are you here teaching learning
Why are You Here: Teaching Learning Activities

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled” – Plutarch

…in any way you can 


In the news before we get started
In The News: Before we get started… Activities

  • Florida: DEA action at 2 pharmacies


  • New York: Fraudulent Prescriptions


  • Oregon: Pharmacy Tech stealing


Avoid a Jinx…Use Live Links

Example activity think pair share
Example Activity: Think-Pair-Share Activities

  • Identify two concepts that you are passionate about in your field of study

  • Pair with a partner, share and discuss

  • Be prepared to discuss with the class

Clear as a Spring Day

Example activity think write pair share
Example Activity: Think-Write-Pair-Share Activities

  • Using the Lecture Design Map as a guide…

  • Create one activity for your lecture

  • Write two assessment questions to directly address this activity

  • Switch with the person next to you, assess

Jolly Good

Activity project buzz group
Activity: Project Buzz Group Activities

  • Divide into groups focused on one of 4 groups: course/syllabus design, teaching and facilitation methods, active learning techniques, rubric design.

    • Identify what project you will work on

    • Divide into and discuss with a small group

    • Present to groups and incorporate input prn

    • Be prepared to verbally present to entire group

Student push back
Student Push-Back Activities

  • Patience and Persistence: Don’t give up

  • Explain: understanding  participation

  • Form a Faculty Learning Community

  • Incrementally introduce > engaging activities

  • Provided guided directions, expectations: exams require thinking not just memorizing

  • Hold students accountable

Challenges in human wiring
Challenges in Human Wiring Activities

  • View the following video and count the following:

    • Number of times the ball is passed between the white players (with or without bouncing)



Activity participants present
Activity: Participants Present Activities

  • Your colleagues will be presenting examples of the following:

    • Teaching Methods

    • Active Learning Methods

    • Rubrics

      Please provide input for your colleagues:

    • What do you like about it?

    • How would you improve it?


Thumbprint Activities

  • Reenergize: embrace, renew and feed your passion to teach…we need you! 

  • Create Your Style of teaching: you must be who you are

  • Challenge students and yourself: you are both capable of more than you think

  • Nothing goes well all the time: learn from it and move on