“3, 2, 1 Bridge”?: Participants provide 3 words that immediately come to mind when they initially think of the topic initial thoughts about the topic. Then, ask participants to generate 2 questions they have regarding the topic. Finally, ask participants to come up with a simile or analogy for the topic. Provide instruction. Following the instructions, ask them to repeat the steps of generating questions and generating an analogy. Finally, partners share how they are thinking about the topic, and how this compares to their initial thoughts.
Reveal a small bit of an image, one source of data, or one fact
What do you see or notice?
What is your hypothesis or interpretation of what this might be based on what you are seeing?
What are you wondering about?
Reveal more of the image, another chart, or another fact
What new things do you see
How does this new information change your hypothesis or interpretation?
Does this change your wonderings?
What new wonderings do you have?
Continue cycle of “reveal” “question” until the entire image, all the charts, or all of the facts have been revealed
What lingering questions remain about this image, data set, or set of facts?
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
“Wow!”, “How about?”: Instruct participants to use sticky notes to write one or more “Wow!”s, something they learned that excites them. At designated times, they can place t he sticky notes on the “Wow!” chart; Participants also write “How about…?” questions on sticky notes. Place these on the “How about ” chart. Build in time to debrief on the two charts
Round Robin: Small groups or teams sit around a table or in a circle. Moving clockwise around the circle, each individual provides his or her response, input, idea, etc, depending on the nature of the content. Continue for a designated time, until all responses are exhausted, or until everyone has had an opportunity to respond/provide input.
BINGO: Give participants a BINGO card, prefilled with answers to questions. At the end of the session, or at intervals, ask questions. Participants find the answers on their Bingo cards. When participant finds the correct answer, he or she raises his or her hand. The first person to raise hand shares answer. If correct, that individual can cross the answer off of the BINGO card. Continue until all questions have been asked, or someone marks off 5 consecutive correct answers, and yells “Bingo!”