Thursday, September 30, 2010

Class 9-23

I really enjoyed last weeks class. It was fun to see the different activities each group came up with and how they dealt with different issues that came up.  Since the weather wasn't cooperating, my group had a few problems with our activities we had planned out.  We sort of had to improvise by moving to a larger area but that still didn't seem to solve our problems.  The space we used was still way to small for the activity we had planned, but we came up with another activity to fill in the extra time.  Other groups faced some issues with their activities as well.  A couple groups had to come up with new ideas on the spot because other groups had previously used their activity they were going to use.  Even though there were different issues that were presented during our class, I thought it was awesome to see how each group faced the problems and got through them together.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Class 9-16

Today's class mostly dealt with us learning about different methods of teaching or facilitating.  We really went over some interesting topics like the process of facilitation.  This was a a lot like the APIE model we had used in other classes when discussing this topic.  We also went through different teaching strategies, which I think will help us out a lot in tonight's class when we have to lead a short activity.  We ended class talking about Rhoda.  It was interesting what different groups came up with for the activity we had to do and it also helped other members of the class to hear some different ideas that they may have never heard of before.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First day of class

The first day of class was a nice introduction to the innovations course.  Probably the most meaningful exercise we did, in my opinion, was picking two random objects from the bucket then coming up with a activity that could be used.  It was a very creative way of getting the point across that no matter what kind of situation you are in, no matter was supplies you have, you can always think of something fun and exciting to have people participate in.  In our profession we always have to be on our toes and be able to think on the spot if something doesn't go exactly the way it was originally planned out, and this activity definitely helped us realized just that.