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ACP Showcase
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Name: Scott Smith
Discipline: Humanities
Date: 4-1-2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS

What Is ACP?
Syllabus Snapshot
Student Preparation Strategy
BOPPPS Lesson Plan

Test Questions
Rubric

Showcase Presentation
Reflective Essay

What is the Adjunct Certification Program at Lone Star College?

Purpose: The purpose of the Adjunct Certification Program is to recognize and reward adjunct faculty who
make a commitment to the System and to provide an opportunity to enhance their teaching effectiveness.

Who can participate: Adjunct faculty who have taught at LSC for at least 2 semesters may apply. Participants
are chosen based upon recommendations from their department chair.

Course structure and objectives: The Adjunct Certification Program is structured around 5 components of
successful instruction. After successfully completing this program participants will be able to

 Plan for Learning
o Create a syllabus snapshot
o Create a lesson using the BOPPPS lesson planning moel
o Write SMART lesson objectives
o Identify the levels in Bloom’s cognitive taxonomy
o Employ effective strategies to encourage students to prepare for class

 Employ a Variety of Teaching Strategies
o Define teacher-centered, interactive, experiential, and independent learning techniques
o Locate online lesson repositories and resources
o Incorporate at least one new instructional strategy in a lesson plan
o Create questions that address various levels of Bloom's cognitive taxonomy

 Assess Effectively
o Develop an assessment strategy that aligns with the course outcomes
o Utilize various formative assessment tools that are quick, engaging, and informative
o Create effective subjective and objective tools and processes.
o Cite the principles of effective evaluation.
o Develop an assessment rubric

 Use Instructional Technology
o Explain how technology can enhance teaching and learning
o Employ at least one new instructional technology to encourage student engagement
o Locate instructional technology resources

 Foster a Positive Learning Environment
o Utilize effective strategies for dealing with various student challenges
o Employ motivational theory to structure classes that foster student motivation to learn

In order to successfully complete the program, participants must:
• Attend ALL 5 face-to-face meetings with the initial cohort and complete all on-line lessons. This occurs
over a nine week period with a time commitment of 26-30 hours.
• Actively participate in online discussion topics.
• Present a 10 minute overview of a completely new lesson
• Complete a reflective essay
• Compile and submit an electronic portfolio of all completed assignments
• Score a minimum of 80% on all required elements of the course



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STUDENT PREPARATION STRATEGY

Students will read Chapter 3:
Classical Greece and the Hellenistic
Period in preparation for class.

BOPPPS LESSON PLAN

COURSE: HUMA 1301
Introduction to the Humanities I:
Prehistory to Gothic

Lesson Title: Exploring the Big Three in Greek Philosophy

New instructional technology you are trying

Bridge: To gain the interest of the students and set the stage for the lesson, I will have the students respond to a series of quotes attributed to the three
great philosophers of Ancient Greece. They will show how they feel about these statements by using the scales feature of Mentimeter. This is a great way
to see how students are thinking and feeling before any formal discussions of Greek philosophy begins. After voting is concluded, students can see the
results.

Estimated time: 5 minutes
Course Student Learning Outcome:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will explore the contributions of the three most famous Greek philosophers and be able to compare
the similarities and differences between Plato and Aristotle.

1. Knowledge
2. Analysis

Participatory Learning: Learner Activities Lesson Materials
Time Instructor Activities

10 min

Athens: The Beginnings of Western Answer question: Who were the three most famous Greek Slide 1 Lecture
Philosophical Tradition philosophers? (Bloom: Knowledge)

10 min Review custom visual outline slides. Slide 2 & 3 Lecture
The Wisdom of Socrates Answer question: How did Socrates die, and what were the
events that led to his death? Make a list.

Is wisdom the same as intelligence? What motivated Socrates to accept his fate, especially when
we consider that he could have probably avoided this
15 min outcome? (Bloom: Analysis)
Where does Socrates end and Plato begin?
Summary of his contributions. Explain the Socratic Method.
30 min
Aristotle: Just how smart was he? Discussion on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and his concept of Slide 3
the philosopher king.
Show clip from Captain
Though both Plato and Aristotle shared the idea that the Fantastic.
“form” of a thing had to do with its classification, they
differed on the definition of form. How would you contrast https://youtu.be/QgvtmO7c-UU
Aristotle’s definition with Plato’s? (Bloom:
Comprehension)

Aristotle: Rhetoric & Poetics Slides 3 & 4 Lecture

Describe Aristotle’s views on happiness. Slides 5 & 6 Lecture
Activity
View BBC clip on Aristotle’s take on the Forms.

Practice: Students will draw a Venn diagram to illustrate the
similarities and differences between Plato and Aristotle
regarding the Forms.

15 min Debate: Based on what you know about the limitations of Wrap-Up
Plato vs. Aristotle the theories of both Plato and Aristotle, how would you
explain their theories leading to two distinct philosophical
disciplines: transcendentalism and naturalism? (Bloom:
Evaluation)

Game: Point Counter Point
Think-Pair-Share: Students will be given a stance taken by
either Plato or Aristotle. They will have the opportunity to
refute the claim, taking on the mantle of the other
philosopher.

Post-assessment: Students will be given a fact, a quote, or a contribution. They will respond by holding up an index card with the correct philosopher. I am
hoping this will encourage a higher rate of student response. It should also be fun.
Estimated time: 5 minutes
Summary:
During the last few minutes of class, students will use a half- sheet of paper (or index card) and write what they consider to be the most important thing
learned today, as well as what they understood the least.
These notes will be reviewed before the next class meeting and used to clarify, correct, and/or elaborate.
Time Needs: Low
Since the differences between Plato and Aristotle are profound and their theories of knowledge diverge, leading to different ideas on how to view the world, I
would anticipate some initial confusion between the philosophers by students. This exercise can help me pinpoint areas in need of further review.
Estimated time: One Minute Paper

See Attached PPT

Learning Objectives 1): By the end of this lesson, students will explore the contributions of the
three most famous Greek philosophers and be able to compare the similarities and differences
between Plato and Aristotle.

Question #1
Though both Plato and Aristotle shared the idea that the “form” of a thing had to do with its
classification, they differed on the definition of form. In contrast to Plato, which definition best
describes Aristotle’s take on the forms? (Blooms: Comprehension)
a. The Forms, by definition, create a split between apparent reality and genuine reality.
b. The Forms are present in the objects we see all around us.
c. Ideal Forms represent the most accurate reality.
d. Perfect examples of any form do not exist in our reality.

Question #2
At his trial, Socrates was accused of impiety. In addition to refusing to recognize the gods
acknowledged by the state, and importing strange divinities of his own, what else was he was
also charged with? (Blooms: Knowledge)
a. Corrupting the youth of Athens
b. Drinking hemlock on the Sabbath
c. Consulting the oracle of Delphi
d. Charging for his services

Question #3 (Short Answer)
In a few sentences (3-4), answer the following question. What motivated Socrates to accept his
fate, especially when we consider that he could have probably avoided this outcome? (Blooms:
Analysis)

Question #4 (Short Essay) 200+ words (1-2 paragraphs)
Based on what you know about the limitations of the theories of both Plato and Aristotle, how
would you explain their theories leading to two distinct philosophical disciplines:
transcendentalism and naturalism? (Blooms: Evaluation)



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Name: Scott Smith
Discipline: Humanities
Date: 4-1-2019

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STUDENT PREPARATION STRATEGY

Students will read Chapter 3:
Classical Greece and the Hellenistic
Period in preparation for class.

BOPPPS – BRIDGE

To gain the interest of the students and set the stage for the lesson, I will have the students respond to a series of quotes attributed to the three great philosophers of
Ancient Greece. They will show how they feel about these statements by using the scales feature of Mentimeter. This is a great way to see how students are thinking

and feeling before any formal discussions of Greek philosophy begins. After voting is concluded, students can see the results.

Demonstrate knowledge and Student Learning
understanding of the influence Outcome
of literature, philosophy, and the

arts on cultural experiences.

Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson, students will
explore the contributions of the three
most famous Greek philosophers and
be able to compare the similarities
and differences between Plato and
Aristotle.

BOPPPS- PARTICIPATORY LESSON

PART 1



POST-ASSESSMENT

Students will be given a fact, a quote, or a contribution. They will respond by holding up an index card with
the correct philosopher. I am hoping this will encourage a higher rate of student response. It should also be
fun.
Estimated time: 5 minutes

SUMMARY

During the last few minutes of class, students will use a half-sheet of
paper (or index card) and write what they consider to be the most

important thing learned today, as well as what they understood the least.
These notes will be reviewed before the next class meeting and used to
clarify, correct, and/or elaborate.
Time Needs: Low
Since the differences between Plato and Aristotle are profound and their
theories of knowledge diverge, leading to different ideas on how to view
the world, I would anticipate some initial confusion between the
philosophers by students. This exercise will help me pinpoint areas in
need of further review.
Estimated Time: One Minute Paper

REFLECTIVE ESSAY

My purpose for attending the Adjunct In both Humanities and English Composition, I to them by allowing time for discussion, debate,
Certification Program was to keep abreast of have been having students silently re-read (or and collaboration. I am also making a concerted
current instructional trends and learn new ways perhaps read for the first time) an important effort to develop better rapport with students by
to incorporate instructional technology into my section of the required reading in class, followed taking an active interest in getting to know them
courses to keep students fully engaged in the by an unpacking of ideas presented in the text. on a personal level. As for rationale, I am more
subject matter by actively participating in class. As per McKeachie, I am trying to build reading inclined to explain why I enforce certain policies
My hope was to have a better understanding of into the evaluation system, thereby establishing a and give very specific reasons why we do
some of the latest techniques and tools for direct link from reading to grade. assignments. Since Millennials like to keep
collaborative learning and be able to successfully things “relaxed,” I will be experimenting with
integrate them into my instruction, using best Finally, I will further facilitate discussion by informal interactions using apps like Mentimeter
practices to redesign or supplement course inviting students to read supplementary material to see how students are thinking and feeling by
content. in an interactive way, using NowComment. contributing during presentations and voting with
Students will be able to highlight sections of a smartphones and other devices. After voting is
One of the biggest challenges faced by current hot topic article and post comments or concluded, students can see the results instantly.
instructors today is getting students to come to reply to other student comments. In this format, I
class fully prepared. Often this means getting will serve as the moderator. I am always interested in learning the most
students to do the required reading prior to class effective teaching strategies and hearing about
discussions. In addition to coming up with CPA Though I feel comfortable in negotiating the five innovative teaching methods based on the most
questions to serve as a guide to student reading, R’s for engaging Millennial students as outlined current research available. As for this course, I
I have also started having students take open by Price —especially after have a few semesters have definitely been able to add more tools to my
book online quizzes in D2L at the end of each under my belt—I am still trying to find the best arsenal.
chapter. To ensure students have read the way to keep students engaged. This would tend
material in advance, these are typically taken to fall under the category of Research-Based Thank you to Caroline Chamness for her
before we begin formal discussions on that Methods. I experiment with new active learning expertise and for making this an enjoyable
reading. These assessments count for 10% of methods each semester to get students more course. The course objectives were clearly
their total grade. This requires students to keep involved. Since I have no desire to eradicate the stated, and the materials were clear, organized,
up with the reading and assimilate this new “lecture” part of class, I have tried to make that and appropriate for the class. I will revisit the
information. The CPA questions tend to component much more compelling by improving course website often to get the most from the
encourage research and reflection as opposed to my lecturing skills and incorporating more many useful links. I will certainly apply what I
the more knowledge-based questions on the visuals and technology into my presentations. learned in the program.
quizzes. Also, I take advantage of every opportunity to
help students make connections to what matters

HELPING STUDENTS ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS

GOOD BYE

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