Light Them Up! Unplugged Teaching Tools to Facilitate Active Learning
Section: Academy of PT Education
Session Code: ED-2B-2660
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 146B

Speaker(s):   Carla Huggins, PT, DPT
  Anne Lorio, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Have you ever given a lecture to your students and notice that, despite trying your best to keep your students engaged, they still fall asleep? Have you been frustrated that during class students have difficulty minimizing distractions, especially from technology? Have you finished a class and thought, Man, this class did not go as well as I thought. I need to do something different the next go around.쳌? Have you ever wished that some of your classes could be more fun, for both you AND the students? If you have answered yes쳌 to any of these questions, then this session is for you! The speakers will introduce attendees to a variety of unplugged쳌 learning activities that can easily be incorporated into any learning environment. Evidence shows that student attention spans during traditional lecture diminish over time. Active breaks during lecture can not only break up the monotony of passive listening, but also reinforce key concepts that can help transform learning and understanding. Attendees will work in small groups to brainstorm and develop learning lessons using low-tech unplugged쳌 tools. The session will culminate with an active discussion of both the faculty and student perspectives on active learning techniques.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Explain the difference between active and passive learning and how it relates to teaching in a professional physical therapy education program.

2. Define practice retrieval쳌 and how it can be incorporated both in classroom activities and outside of classroom time.

3. Design and develop different low-tech, unplugged쳌 learning activities that can be immediately implemented into your own classroom.

4. Discuss student and faculty perspectives of active learning in the classroom.

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