First Year Studies 2015
I have taught First Year Studies 101 twice and am scheduled to teach again in Fall 2015. For FYS 101 in Fall 2014, I experimented with introducing students to social media. For Fall of 2015, I am introducing a new way to fulfill the “get to know you” exercises that FYS classes perform in the first session. Previously, these have been simple sessions where students would draw pictures of in groups, or introduce a partner after interviewing them. Using Nearpod, I created a presentation to get student interaction in a way that can be shared more easily with the class.
First Year Studies 2014
For FYS 101 in Fall 2014, I experimented with introducing students to social media. As well as encouraging students to get to know campus in a more thorough way by using the Campus Involvement assignment as a Scavenger Hunt rather than simply telling students about services available to them.
FIRST YEAR STUDIES 2012
For FYS 101 in Fall 2012, many of the activities for class. I was able to adjust some of the activities to make them more interesting to students, particularly the time management activity. I combined this with a lesson on financial planning, giving the students an idea of how to handle both time and money.