Adult Engagement Strategies

  • Use a google form with 3-4 questions as a pre assessment
  • Set up a Poll Everywhere Survey
  • Have  audience self assess their level of knowledge by walking to a  corner  of  the  room labeled “novice,” “proficient,” or “expert.”
  • Have audience complete a “Frayer Model” 4×4
  • Think/pair/share
  • Play a variation of “headbands.”
  • With a partner, fill in everything you  know about the MTSS triangle (or other diagram)
  • Synectics
  • With a  partner, list everything both of you know about the topic
  • Jigsaw a brief passage, then discuss with a  partner
  • Watch a brief video that gives an overview of the topic
  • Lecture from  slides
  • Jigsaw an article
  • Show a brief video
  • Think/pair/share
  • Team Talk
  • If presentation conveys a process, consider a card sort
  • Use a T Chart or SWOT handout (paper or virtual) and have participants compare  or  evaluate something (i.e., a tool or  tools you are introducing)
  • Use a T Chart or SWOT handout (paper or virtual) and have participants assess a system in their school
  • Demonstrate a skill
  • Show a video that includes  a subject modeling a skill
  • Role play a skill with a co-presenter or audience member
  • Provide participants with a script and  ask them to role play with a  partner
  • Provide participants complete a template (lesson plan, response scripts, etc)
  • Provide participants choose an inbox activity or  scenario, and ask them to practice responding with a  partner
  • If data collection is involved, show a video and  ask participants to practice  data collection procedure by observing the video
  • If an electronic  tool is being  demonstrated, provide participants with the opportunity to use the tool
  • Participants partner up and exchange products (i.e., lesson plans, strategies, etc.); partners provide feedback to each other (teach appropriate procedurees  for giving  feedback)
  • Ask participants to complete self-assessment (paper or virtual)
  • Use a google form  with an add-on such as Flubaroo that  scores and sends immediate feedback
  • Create and play a Kahoot!
  • Create and play a Power point game such as Jeopardy
  • Thumbs up/thumbs down
  • Use  Guided  Notes
  • Think/pair/share
  • Combine a  raffle with random questions
  • Create and play a Kahoot!
  • Ask participants to write down one thing that you will do differently as  a result of this session; tell a partner
  • Use SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) to identify path forward
  • Use a fishbone activity to identify obstacles that can be  addressed by the participant
  • Skype in students or  others who cannot attend to  co-present part of the session
  • Use Poll Everywhere to  gather information, opinions, check for understanding, or  feedback from  participants
  • Create and use Kahoot! to

Create and play a Kahoot! with participants