Staff Development Strategies

The strategies database is a place to find instructional strategies to use with adults or students, to deepen learning and engage the learner! 

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Concept Sort

Activity to help students demonstrate understanding of a concept or clarify misconceptions of a concept.
Yes

Balls Up

This activity can be a team building, pre-assessment or post-assessment activity.
Yes

Answer Garden

Collaboratively create a word cloud to assess the prior knowledge of participants or have participants introduce themselves to the group.
Yes

GIST

Generating Interaction between Schemata and Text* Summarize a passage in a limited number of words. Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information. Experience multiple exposures to concepts. Interact with groups.
Yes

A/B Conga Lines

Gives learners an opportunity to share with several others as they work through the lines.
Yes

Color Triads

Grouping strategy
Yes

Tap Roulette

Student grouping technique
Yes

Understoodit for Quick Assessment

Simple to use web tool for doing quick checks for understanding.
Yes

Airborne Goals

Use at the beginning or the end to share future goals. 

Yes

Social Media Savvy

How Social Media Savvy Are You?

Name That Social Media Tool…
 

Yes

Get the Pulse

Use to take the pulse of your audience. Find out their prior knowledge, interest in the topic and aptitude to learning today.

Yes

M & M Arm Wrestle

Teambuilding Game: Earn as many points as you can before time runs out.

Yes

All My Neighbors

Get to know you activity to show similarities between each other.

Yes

The Chaos Activity

This is an energizing way for introductions or at the end of an activity. It is quick, requires a lot of movement and gets people back in their seats in no time.

Yes

The Single Best Strategy

Strategy for discussion and sharing.
Yes