At the last Professional Development Meeting, we discussed how we read and take notes in different subject areas. Near the end, we briefly went over some of the different techniques and strategies to address these issues from the agenda. (As a reminder, here is the agenda.) Choose one technique and describe how you could use it in your PAL Session.
Second, as a warm up to next week's meeting, think about technology in PAL Sessions. UMR is one of few technology-focused universities nationwide and it is an expectation to have both the students and instructors use technology in and outside of class. The technology used in these activities is planned and purposeful, becoming an effective tool to assist in the learning process. As we all know, PAL Sessions often operate differently than a normal class. With the focus on peer learning, the sessions often look like students collaborating with paper and a writing utensil, possibly with their laptop open looking at electronic resources or a website.
How could technology be integrated into a PAL Session in your area? What technology would be conducive to the activities in a PAL Session? How is the technology used is effective and results in a rich learning experience?