Shopping Cart: 0 Items
Welcome Guest Login
Not a Member? Register now
The Interactive Lecture: How to Engage Students, Build Memory, and Deepen Comprehension
This guide focuses on the Interactive Lecture, a strategy that increases students’ abilities to think actively about the content of lectures and presentations so they can lock the critical information in their memories. The Interactive Lecture engages students and helps them build strong permanent memories by leading them through the following four-phase learning process:
· Connect: The lecture beings with a hook that helps students connect their experiences and background knowledge to the lecture topic.
· Organize: The lecturer presents information in manageable “chunks”, which students record on visual organizers.
· Dual-Code: The lecturer uses a variety of presentation techniques to make content more memorable.
· Exercise and Elaborate: The lecture closes with a synthesis task that has students integrate or summarize what they have learned.
This PLC Guide takes you and your colleagues on a “guided tour” of the Interactive Lecture, enabling you to
· Learn how the techniques built into the Interactive Lecture help students actively process and remember critical information.
· Experience a model lesson using the Interactive Lecture and learn from sample lessons and planning forms designed by other teachers.
· Plan a complete Interactive Lecture for your classroom.
· Reflect deeply on your lesson to refine and expand your use of the strategy.
· Examine student work at various levels of proficiency and use your finds to plan next steps in building students’ recall and comprehension.