K-12 Afternoon Workshop Instructions


*Please note: this workshop is only recommended for faculty/staff groups who enjoy sitting and discussing topics relevant to classroom teaching and/or their students.  This is not a passive session where the speaker imparts a lot of new information except through the scenario process.

 If you have contracted with Dr. Manning to do an afternoon faculty workshop, please follow these instructions.  If you are conducting a faculty workshop, you need to copy the “workshop handout for all participants” (one for each attendee). 

 The workshop is a more relaxed session consisting of break-out groups with small group discussion.  This needs to be conducted in a room with round or rectangular tables where groups can sit face-to-face and discuss. It does not work as well in an auditorium. No technology is needed for this session except a microphone if it is in a large or noisy room. At the beginning of the workshop, individuals are broken up in eight groups.

Each group is given: (1) a handout for the session (mentioned above), and (2) two articles about their scenario topic.  The entire group does not get copies of every article, only the two articles about their assigned scenario.

How many copies to make:

As an example:  if you have 80 faculty members who will attend the workshop, they will be split into 8 groups of 10 each.  Group one will get scenario one and will need copies of the two articles that go with scenario one (they are numbered accordingly.)  Group two will get scenario two and will need copies of the two articles that go with scenario two…. and so on.  Since you will have 10 in each group, you will need to make 10 copies of each article.

                        80 people divided into 8 groups = 10 copies of each article
100 people divided into 8 groups = 13 copies of each article
                        120 people divided into 8 groups = 15 copies of each article (and so on)


The workshop topics and articles are as follows:

Scenario 1.    Teaching Process Rather Than Content
Articles:      Information literacy is more than computer literacy
                  Are College Students Techno Idiots?
                  Teaching Information Literacy: Tips and Resources

Scenario 2.    Cheating, Plagiarism and Ethics
Articles:      Why Children Cheat and What to Do About It
                  Cheating in the Classroom: What to do When a Student Copies During a Test
                  Cheating Prevention in College Classrooms

Scenario 3.    Emerging Adults
Articles:      Emerging Adulthood
                  Kids and parents agree: 18- to 25-year-olds aren't adults

Scenario 4.    Class and School Policies
Articles:      Hold the Phone    
                  Students and Cell Phones: Controversy in the Classroom

Scenario 5.    Dealing with Helicopter Parents
Articles:      No escape from 'helicopter parents'
                  How to ground a 'helicopter parent'
                  Move Over Helicopter Parents, Slacker Parents are Coming

Scenario 6.    The Trouble with Boys
Articles:      Is It the Boy — or is It the School?
                  What's the Problem with School?
                  Is School a Bad Fit for Boys?
                  Creating Boy-Friendly Schools
                  The Search for Masculinity
                  Growing Up Masculine

Scenario 7.    Technology and Children
Articles:      Technology and Young Children -- Ages 3 through 8
                  New Trend in Children's Technology Use - Age-Appropriate Gizmo's in the Lead
                  The Children Use Technology Increasingly Young

Scenario 8.    Diversity
Articles:      Valuing Diversity in the Multicultural Classroom
                  Affirming Diversity in the Classroom

If you will have each article in a stack by scenario, Dr. manning will split the groups up and hand out the appropriate articles for each scenario.