Facilitation Tools


This presentation provides an outline and introduction to each activity that students will complete along with instructions, objectives, and supporting details. Link to the presentation here or view it below.

Student Content Outline Handout

These should be printed in advance and laid at the tables for students or arranged near the front for them to pick up when they come in to meet the instructor and sign in.


Pre-Assessment Survey

These should be printed before hand and included with the student outline hand-out. Remember to collect these at the end of class. This could also be a prerequisite that students download here and complete before attending. An online version will soon be available.


Classroom Set-up

  • Set up presentation and check displays
  • Open software to display texts or tweets by hashtag
    • (This should have gone out in an email to course recipients. They must get a twitter account and bring a computer or some other device they can use to post to it)
  • Print Pre-Assessment surveys and Student Outline Handouts
    • (this could also be a prerequisite for students print out a copy).
  • Whiteboards, markers, and erasers for collaboration or large sticky posters
  • Round tables or chair circles for discussion
  • Wiki software for collecting benefits, resources, and strategies
  • Microphone at the front for presentation to audience
  • Tables and pencils for completing the surveys that students will complete at the end of the night.

Pedagogical Outline (model from Smith & Ragan, 1999)

Problem-solving approach for an ill-structured problem in which students create their resource database, establish their goals, and work together to confirm the value of the solution. They need to develop both content and processes that they can apply to the problem.

  •  Introduction
    • Deploy Attention
    • Establish Instructional Purpose
    • Promote Interest and Motivation
    • Preview Lesson
  • Body
    • Reviewing relevant prior knowledge
      • Declarative knowledge
      • Process Knowledge
      • Teamwork Knowledge
    • Processing Information
      • Defining the problem
      • Presentation of the Problem
        • What is the simple thing we are trying to solve?
      • Problem Space
        • What are the pieces we are working with here?
      • Appropriate Principles
        • Guidance on how to move forward
      • Focusing Attention
        • What should students recognize about this stage?
      • Employ Learning Strategies
        • What kinds of solutions can students develop?
      • Practicing
        • Creation of the strategy for developing an aspect of learning fluency
      • Processing Feedback
        • How to give feedback
        • How to receive Feedback
        • How to respond to feedback
      • Conclusion
        • Summary and Review
          • Characteristics of the problem we are solving
          • Summarize effective strategies
          • Introduce knowledge repository
        • Transfer
          • How to use this skill in new environments?
        • Re-motivation and Conclusion
          • What’s happening next?
        • Assessment

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What is Part of The Course?

This training will be designed for teachers and instructors who want to see an increase in student engagement and performance, but will also be open to students that want to maximize their own learning experience. In addition to raising awareness of how these factors influence the success of students, the training session will include the development of tools and strategies which can be used by the individuals and classrooms that will implement this solution.

The specific learning goal for the class is for students to create a personalized strategy for mastering one relevant aspect of learning fluency. A secondary learning goal is that students are equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to continue developing learning fluency on their own.

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