Art of Engagement: Gathering the Tools for One-Shot Masterpieces

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  1. 1. I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. -John Steinbeck, like captured fireflies in America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction The Art of Engagement, presented by Megan Dempsey
  2. 2. The Art of Engagement: Gathering the Tools for One-shot Masterpieces Megan Dempsey Instructional Services Librarian Evelyn S. Field Library Raritan Valley Community College Classroom (1982) by John August Swanson
  3. 3. Target with Four Faces (1955) by Jasper Johns Instructional Goals 50/60 minutes? 1 or 2 80/90 minutes? 2 or 3
  4. 4. SMART Learning Outcomes Specific Measurable Attainable Results-oriented Time-bound Action Verbs
  5. 5. select appropriate keywords to find scholarly articles in Academic Search Premier. SWBAT
  6. 6. Backward Design 1. Identify desired results 2. Determine acceptable evidence 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction Days End (1992) by Judy Ledgerwood Wiggins & McTighe (2005) Understanding by Design
  7. 7. Clock (2002) by Chris Johanson The first ten minutes
  8. 8. Yellow Pencil (1999) by Marilou Levin Your tool to get them talking? Writing.
  9. 9. Movement in Light Red, Cerulean Blue and Umber (1950) by John Marin Tools for Active Learning Guidelines & Goals Verbal Cues Worksheets Intrusive Instruction
  10. 10. Tools for Groupwork Goals Roles Jigsaw Worksheets Reminders
  11. 11. Tools for Search Demos Narration & repetition Movement Visible thinking
  12. 12. KEYWORDS race and discrimination minorities African-Americans blacks Middle Eastern employment education arrests criminal justice system HUH?? Tools for Notetaking
  13. 13. Student Worksheet My slide
  14. 14. Directed Note-taking Student Worksheet I write on board Scholarly Articles 1. Author is expert in field 2. Original research study 3. References @ end 4. Mostly text; charts/graphs; long 5. Published in peer-reviewed journal
  15. 15. Directed Note-taking Student Worksheet My slide
  16. 16. Birch Trees Against Bright Green Background (1991) by Alex Katz Dont lose sight of the forest
  17. 17. Engaging Entertaining Clown Aerialist (2004) by Verne Dawson
  18. 18. What did we miss? Contact me at any time! Megan Dempsey This presentation is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
  19. 19. Ideas for lessons/activities CARLI Instruction Showcase Toolkit serv/instruction/ToolkitHomepage Library Instruction Toolkit (Virginia Tech) PRIMO: Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (from ACRL) SOS for Information Literacy Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking (by Esther Grassian) This presentation available at gathering-the-tools-for-oneshot-masterpieces