Getting Hands-on with Student-activating Teaching
Soeren Vrist Christensen
Marselisborg Gymnasium, Denmark
Søren Vrist Christensen is a Danish high school teacher and pedagogical coordinator at Marselisborg Gymnasium, whose teaching is grounded in blended learning theories.
Working as a teaching consultant, he has given countless of presentations to both private-owned and public organizations and firms in recent years about his teaching practices.
In addition, he does lectures and workshops for high school and university teachers on how to easily integrate EdTech, flipped classroom, and cooperative learning in everyday practices. The goal of Søren’s presentations is always to make everything as concrete as possible.
Are you looking to enhance your digital and pedagogical skills in order to take full advantage of EdTech? This workshop will offer you practical hands-on tools and methods for contemporary, student-activating teaching.
You will learn how to structure and plan classes, in which EdTech is combined with cooperative learning and flipped classroom to transform the students from passive recipients to active participants.
We will explore free platforms such as FlipGrid, Tricider, Nearpod, Floop, and Mentimeter, and concrete student engaging exercises with focus on mutual student co-dependency that will bring variation and motivation into your daily teaching practice will likewise be introduced.
The workshop will have a very short theoretical introduction, but the time will mostly be spent on presenting tools and exercises that the participants can easily integrate in their own classes. Everything will be thoroughly explained as well as there will be specific examples on sequences, modules, and courses, where the exercises and tools can be used.
This Pre-conference workshop does not require you to prepare anything in advance. In it, you will learn how to take on the teaching role that fits our digital age and how:
- To use specific EdTech-tools that make your students active rather than passive participants
- The combination of flipped classroom and cooperative learning can motivate students
- Computational thinking and MOOCs can be incorporated into traditional face-to-face classes
Who Will Benefit Most from Taking Part?
Teachers and educators from high schools and universities
PLEASE NOTE: As seats are limited to encourage interaction, you will need to pre-register for this workshop on the conference registration form.