OCI WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

Back to On Course I Workshop Strategies

Here’s a reminder of strategies in the On Course I Workshop. How have you used or adapted them? If you see strategies here you don’t recognize, that’s because the workshop keeps evolving with the addition of new learner-centered strategies for empowering students to become active, responsible and successful learners.

1. GETTING ON COURSE
Purpose of the Workshop
The Late Paper (Case Study w/ table discussion)
Forks in the Road of Life
Inner Qualities of Successful Students (Solo Quicklist/Handup-Standup/Pair)
Eight Choices of Successful/Struggling Students
SCANS & Employability Skills Profile (Soft skills in the work place)
Seven Domains of Influence (How to empower collaterally)
Key Question: How can I USE/ADAPT this?
Video: 5-Minute University
Choose Your Desired Outcomes & Experiences (Post-its)
DAPPS Rule (Qualities of an Effective Goal)
Aha Journal
Success Teams
Success Team Constitution

2. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Video: The Broken Escalator
Pre-Instruction Quiz
Responsibility Model (Choices of Victim/Creator)
Inner Voices (Inner Critic, Inner Defender, Inner Guide)
Language of Responsibility (Translating Victim to Creator)
Wise Choice Process (Six-step decision-making process)

3. SELF-MOTIVATION
Video: Piano Stairs
What Motivates? (V x E = M)
Eight Intrinsic Motivators (Table Brainstorm/Report)
Create Affirmations
Affirmation Milling

4. SELF-MANAGEMENT
Video: Project
Graduation Game (Ring Toss)
Self-Management Tools:
     Calendar
     Next Actions List
     Tracking Form
     32-Day Commitment
Corners: Use/Adapt Self-Management Tools

5. INTERDEPENDENCE
Professor Rogers’ Trial (Case Study w/ Debate)
Mid-Course Reflection
Eagles & Hawks (Strategies Exchange)
Success Team Meeting

6.  SELF-AWARENESS
The Puzzle (How I did the puzzle is how I do my life)
Exploring Personal Scripts (Discussion with stories)
Video: Annette Valle
Exploring Cultural Scripts (Baseball)

7. LIFELONG LEARNING
Silent Socratic Dialogue (Response to quotations about education)
Guided Pair Conversation (Questions to discuss with partner)

8. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
After Math (Case Study w/ Role Play)
Components of Emotional Intelligence
Groups Assess Their Character’s Emotional Intelligence (Worksheet)
Strategies for Coaching Students to Manage Stressful Emotions (Jigsaw)
Use/Adapt Jigsaw

9. BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
Success Team Meeting
Disputing Your Inner Critic (Two columns:IC statement & Disputation)
Affirmation Whisper

10. CONCLUSION:  STAYING ON COURSE
Preview: Staying On Course
Writing Implementation of Favorite Strategy
Assessing Strategies (Peer Assessment Groups)
Revising Strategies
Planning Next Steps (How big will I play?)
Success Team Meeting (Finalizing Outcomes & Experiences)
On Course Resources
    On Course Foundations (Pyramid)
    On Course Data
    Benefits of Increased Retention
Evaluation (Feedback for Facilitator)
Commencement (Commitments and/or lessons learned)

11. MISCELLANEOUS
Aha’s! 
Aha Journal
Music
Timeless Wisdom (Quotations)
Pre-Tests (Focus Questions)
YouTube Videos
Handup/Standup (pairing learners)
Popcorn Reading
Workshop Book
Humor
PP Slides