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Saturday, June 8 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Show and Share- My Best Assignments (part two)

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Three more participants share their most innovative/effective classroom assignments.
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#1 Dan Close-Wichita State University- teaching my students how to do "street interviews" similar to "Humans of New York"  http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

#2  Angela Anderson-Emerson University-a speed dating approach to teaching students to pitch their stories 

#3 Diana Dawson, The University of Texas at Austin - I created an assignment in the fall that was inspired by something Ramon Escobar did last year at Teachapalooza. Remember when he asked each of us to text someone whom we knew had our back and said we should never lose touch with those people?  Well, I took that and created the “Phone Assignment” to get students over the fear of talking on the phone. It’s something that’s real for this generation of students and too often leads to them doing email interviews or not following up email requests for interviews with a phone call. The assignment requires them to make a phone call to that special person they have not actually spoken to in a while, have a conversation of at least 10 to 15 minutes and report back about how the result of that conversation was different from what they may have gotten through email or text.

Saturday June 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Dining Room

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