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SI Leader Resources

Aug. 17-18 2016

Agenda (Tentative)

Wed., Aug. 21 Meet in Union Den
8:30 - 8:45 am Check-in & Breakfast
8:45 - 9:15 am “Getting to Know You” Activity"
9:15 - 10:15 am What is SI?
  Discussion of SI goals, theory, research, benefits, etc.
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Planning the SI Session and Collaborative Techniques
11:30 - 12:00 pm Math Lecture
  First lecture demonstration that SI leaders may use as a basis for tomorrow's mock SI sessions
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break (Lunch provided)  
1:00 – 1:30 pm Psychology Lecture  
  Second lecture demonstration that SI leaders may use as a basis for tomorrow's mock SI sessions  
1:30 – 2:30 pm Learning Styles  
  Understanding learning styles and adapting sessions to a variety of learners.  
2:30 - 3:20 pm Panel Discussion  
  Returning leaders will hold a FAQ session addression the topics below and others that new leaders might have.  
   
  • Opening the first session p. 20
  • Suggestions for effective SI sessions p. 21
  • What would you do scenarios p. 22
  • Planning the SI session p. 26-30
  • Observations and Evaluations
  • The Teacher as an Ally p. 10
  • Encouraging student attendance p. 37
  • Dealing with "problem students"
 
3:20 - 3:30 pm  Break  
3:30 - 4:00 pm The First Day of Class   
    Introductions & Surveys p. 18-19  
4:00 - 4:30 pm Advice & Wrap-up  
  Make sure leaders understand expectations for tomorrow's mock session and in-class announcement and anything else you need to know  
     
Thurs., Aug. 18 SI Training - Day 2  
9:00 - 12:00 pm Group Activity - Mock SI Sessions  
  Group A in HEB 2010, Group B in HEB 2002  
    Each leader will present a 10 - 15 minute mock SI session based on one of yesterday's lectures (math or psych).  It can be the beginning, middle, or end of what you would do for your session. 
Feedback:  after each mock session, supervisor will facilitate group feedback, emphasizing the positive, with suggestios for improvement.  Leaders should look for ideas from one another to incorporate in future sessions.
 
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)  
1:00 - 2:30 pm Group Activity:  Mock SI Announcements, HEB 2008  
 

Each leader will present a personalized version of the SI announcement in HEB 2008

Please make sure that your announcement is concise but includes all of the improtant topics found in your SI Handbook (p.18).  We will also be looking for volume, clarity and confidence.

 
2:00 - 3:00 pm Wrap Up  
  Opportunity to address any last minute questions or concerns  
Complete SI Training Evaluation and return to supervisor.  
NOTE - When should your SI sessions start?  The goal is to start holding sessions by the second week of classes.  Get your times to Brenda by Friday, September 2 so your rooms can be scheduled.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS  
September 7, 2016 5:00-6:30 pm Meet with Supervisors, Union Rm 312 & 319  
October 5, 2016 5:00-6:30 pm Full Staff Meeting, Union Parlor A  
November 2, 2016 5:00-6:30 pm Meet with Supervisors, Union Rm 312 & 319  
December 7, 2016 5:00-6:30 pm Full Staff Dinner, Union Den  
January 11, 2017 5:00-6:30 pm Meet with Supervisors, Union Rm 312 & 319  
February 1, 2017 5:00-6:30 pm Full Staff Meeting, Union Den  
March 1, 2017 5:00-6:30 pm Meet with Supervisors, Union Rm 312 & 319  
April 5, 2017 5:00-6:30 pm Full Staff Dinner, Union Den  
  THANK YOU and GOOD LUCK with CLASSES!
Last Updated: 8/10/16