Event Title

Use of Formative Assessments to Promote Active Learning

Speaker's Credentials

Jamie Althoff, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2007. She completed a residency in primary care with emphasis in low vision and geriatrics, and has been teaching in classroom and laboratory settings at NSU College of Optometry since 2007. Dr. Althoff has implemented various forms of technology into her teaching and continues to search for new methods to promote active and engaged learning. She has presented teaching methods in various settings and recently published a study comparing test scores using pencil-and-paper and electronic tablets. She received the Professor of the Year Award in 2013 from NSU College of Optometry’s Class of 2016.

Location

Melnick

Format

Workshop

Start Date

21-1-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

21-1-2017 2:00 PM

Abstract

Speaker’s Credentials: Jamie Althoff, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2007. She completed a residency in primary care with emphasis in low vision and geriatrics, and has been teaching in classroom and laboratory settings at NSU College of Optometry since 2007. Dr. Althoff has implemented various forms of technology into her teaching and continues to search for new methods to promote active and engaged learning. She has presented teaching methods in various settings and recently published a study comparing test scores using pencil-and-paper and electronic tablets. She received the Professor of the Year Award in 2013 from NSU College of Optometry’s Class of 2016. Objectives: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the benefits of incorporating small formative assessments during lectures and to review item creation and presentation. We will use Poll Everywhere, a free online tool. Teaching Methods: At key points during a lecture, small formative assessments are presented to the students. Using Poll Everywhere, students can answer questions via an app on their mobile device, a web browser, or texting with their mobile phone. Results can be displayed instantly and can emphasize concepts that students have mastered or that need further review. Responses are recorded for each student for tracking participation and/or correctness. Content Overview: We will discuss the benefits of formative assessments during lecture. We will review the Poll Everywhere program and create questions within the program, discussing considerations for creating useful items to guide the direction of the lecture. We will discuss and demonstrate options for presenting the questions and results during a lecture. We will discuss how to view and interpret results and the various ways that results can be incorporated into a student’s course grade. Projected Impact: Instructors will learn about the benefits of small formative assessments and will have an introduction to using Poll Everywhere. Instructors will be able to utilize Poll Everywhere in their courses or apply the concepts discussed to any polling system of their choice.

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Jan 21st, 1:00 PM Jan 21st, 2:00 PM

Use of Formative Assessments to Promote Active Learning

Melnick

Speaker’s Credentials: Jamie Althoff, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2007. She completed a residency in primary care with emphasis in low vision and geriatrics, and has been teaching in classroom and laboratory settings at NSU College of Optometry since 2007. Dr. Althoff has implemented various forms of technology into her teaching and continues to search for new methods to promote active and engaged learning. She has presented teaching methods in various settings and recently published a study comparing test scores using pencil-and-paper and electronic tablets. She received the Professor of the Year Award in 2013 from NSU College of Optometry’s Class of 2016. Objectives: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the benefits of incorporating small formative assessments during lectures and to review item creation and presentation. We will use Poll Everywhere, a free online tool. Teaching Methods: At key points during a lecture, small formative assessments are presented to the students. Using Poll Everywhere, students can answer questions via an app on their mobile device, a web browser, or texting with their mobile phone. Results can be displayed instantly and can emphasize concepts that students have mastered or that need further review. Responses are recorded for each student for tracking participation and/or correctness. Content Overview: We will discuss the benefits of formative assessments during lecture. We will review the Poll Everywhere program and create questions within the program, discussing considerations for creating useful items to guide the direction of the lecture. We will discuss and demonstrate options for presenting the questions and results during a lecture. We will discuss how to view and interpret results and the various ways that results can be incorporated into a student’s course grade. Projected Impact: Instructors will learn about the benefits of small formative assessments and will have an introduction to using Poll Everywhere. Instructors will be able to utilize Poll Everywhere in their courses or apply the concepts discussed to any polling system of their choice.