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Meeting Minutes from F19 Session 2

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019, 12:40pm, M391

Grace Axler-DiPerte, Facilitator


Participants:    Grace Axler-DiPerte (BIO), Maria Bartolomeo (BEH), Erik Conte (BEH),

Daniel Kane (TAH), Beth Mulligan (BIO), Mary Ortiz (BIO), Michael Ortiz (BEH)

Meeting began at 12:40pm.

  1. Grace welcomed everyone.
  2. Beth shared feedback from using her game with nucleotides and proteins. The game was well received by her class.
  3. Daniel led us all in Mind Mapping and Brain Writing
    1. Mind Mapping
      1. Daniel uses this game in his Tourism Entrepreneur class when he teaches about setting up a business in the industry.
      2. We started with “T&H” on the board in a circle. Then, Daniel asked us to name businesses associated with T&H.  We said: Airline, Cruise, Bar, etc.  These were placed in circles connected to the original T&H circle by lines.
  • Then, we selected one business, “Bar”, and named things we needed to establish a bar, such as Staff, Drinks, Licenses, Glassware, Entertainment, etc.
  1. With something like this, students can compete, where each could set up their own bar and then have them pick the “best” bar.
  2. Daniel shared a Mind Map for Mitosis and one for Sociological Theories.
  3. Post Its could be used with this.
  • This works well with sub-categories.
  • You could have groups each do a part of the map.
  1. This gives student generated content. It is a type of brainstorming.
  1. Brain Writing
    1. This activity helps to curb dominating or shy students.
    2. This is based on three foundations:
      1. Works with groups of 4-5 or 6 people.
      2. Each person comes up with 1 or 3 ideas and puts it/them on paper.
      3. Pass the paper every 5 minutes.
  • If you do 3 ideas, you can get 108 ideas relatively quickly.
  1. Present a problem and ask the students to write an answer. For example, we answered the following, “We all work for a travel agency.  How can we generate more sales?”
  2. Purposely be a little vague or more specific with your question.
  3. There were 6 of us. We each wrote an idea down and then passed our sheet to the next person for them to add to it.  You eventually get your sheet back.  This is better to do with one idea per sheet.
  • You could read each groups’ idea, or let the group read it.
  • The students could vote on the best idea.
  1. Even if ideas are unrealistic, you can bring it back to a meaningful discussion.
  2. We all shared ideas in our fields (ex. Psychology, Biology)
  3. We will try this and report back at our next meeting.
  1. Next meeting: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 12:40pm in M391. Grace will send out a notice.

Meeting ended at 1:40pm.   Notes respectfully submitted by Mary Theresa Ortiz

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