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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Thursday, July 21 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Humor As An Assessment Tool: Part Deux

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Purpose: To use students natural inclination to laugh and make others laugh as a powerful, relationship/community building classroom assessment.

Participants will become familiar with the philosophical, psychological and ""common sense"" definitions of humor and comedy. They will also analyze and apply our ""competing frames of reference"" model of humor to their own classroom settings so STUDENTS can analyze content in a humorous way at high cognitive levels. Participants will create artifacts/products that demonstrate their understanding of our comedy/humor model by applying it to their classroom content (ie. Meme, He said-She heard, I do-They think). We will also share our detailed rubric for this approach to assessment with participants.

It is highly recommended that participants bring mobile or computing devices.

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Charles Cooper

Consultant, ESC Region 11
Charles Cooper was in the classroom 17 years. He has taught at elementary, middle, high school and college levels. The bulk of his time, though, has been spent (5 years) teaching middle school science and (10 years) teaching high school social studies as well as (5 years) teaching college level government courses online and in person. He has been out of the classroom for a little over a year. He is the 2013 Northwest District Teacher of the Year... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Clarendon - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza