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Wednesday, July 26 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Cooper - Serious Play: Humor as an Assessment Tool

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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, the 2012 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award recipient, and the 2011 Outstanding Educator of North Texas Award (North Central Texas College). As educator and presenter, he is a HUGE advocate of brain based teaching and see's humor as a powerful tool for the classroom. He likes to incorporates philosophy, technology... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm
White Hill Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All