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Elevating Student Engagement

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Kyle Cook kdcook@tntech.eduCheryl Tays ctays@tntech.edu

About Genially

A single tool to create all kinds of didactic resources, presentations, games, interactive images, maps, illustrated processes, CVs, etc. Ideal for all levels of education and e-learning.

3rd Pillar of Student Engagement:Affective EngagementEngaging Students:With Less TechnologyExtreme Makeover:Syllabus Edition


Elevating Student Engagement With Less Technology

Session 3

Affective Engagement

Summative and enduring levels of emotionStudents identify purpose and meaning behind tasksEmotions are closely linked to learning

Makes lessons memoriableGives greater context to materialStudents are interested in stories (social media)

Tell More Stories

A Single Sticky Note

A Single Sticky NoteHand out a single sticky note to students who contribute to the discussion (question, answer, or comment)Do not give more than one sticky note per student even if they speak up more than once.Encourages students to contribute in a way they are most comfortable.Students encourage each other to get a sticky note!Students can put name on sticky note and turn in to professor on the way out of class to earn points, etc.

Encourage a Variety of Participation

Brightspace Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom Model

a “pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter” (The Flipped Learning Network, 2014).

Trivia/Review Games

Create non-grade type competition with each lessonPositive impact on self-esteem of lesser-performing student

Creative incentives for personal milestonesFosters enthusiasm and motivatationAwards, certificates, release conditions.

Embrace Competition, not Comparison

Describe expected behaviorExample

Describe the class formatExample

Devise specific learning outcomesExample

The Syllabus

Learner CenteredCreates First ImpressionsProvidesRoadmap to Success

From the Provost

Microsoft Templates

Infographics Templates

Create an Awesome, Engaging Syllabus

Foster Competitiveness and Participation

Tell More Stories

Affective Engagement

Elevating Student Engagement



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Name Generator

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