Here are eight ways you can take your workshops to the next level. Each point is paired with prompting questions to get you thinking:
Games – How might you create a game that helps students learn?
Collective Art – How might you have the participants create a piece of art together?
Movement – How might you incorporate physical movement to make your experience more engaging?
Artifacts – How might you use physical objects to facilitate learning?
Space – How might you change the way students interact with space in order to enhance learning?
Action – How might you encourage students to take action on new information?
Presentation – How might you push students to present their work at the end of a session?
Music – How might you use music to help students better connect to the learning?
I used these prompts for the basis of a workshop last night. I’m working with a group of juniors in high school who will be leading an experience for high school freshmen in March. I used the above questions in a rapid fire way to encourage creative thinking.
Feel free to steal the prompts and adapt them however you see fit!