Improvisation in Your Teaching (Med Campus Morning)
Friday, November 22nd, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Introductory Level; Provides preparation for Mentored Teaching Experience and foundation in effective teaching strategies
Traditional approaches to teaching in the college classroom can often be stilted and scripted. Yet, in order to respond to our students’ needs and draw them into the learning process deeply we need to be present, flexible, and responsive as instructors. Improv is a great theatrical tool to improve public speaking and listening skills as well as helping one think quickly on their feet. Improv skills also helps our students to build strong collaboration skills and encourages them to take risks in the classroom. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the principles of improv and engage in simple interactive tools you can implement into the classroom. Please come ready to engage in this fun and interactive workshop.
Facilitator: Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director, Academic Services, The Teaching Center