Creating Effective Presentations

The following represents the basic framework that can help you create an effective presentation.  

BEGINNING THE PRESENTATION

Learning Outcome - What would you like the students to be able to do/know by the end of your presentation?

  • Share outcome/goal with your students including how & why it's important

Anticipatory set - something to get your students thinking or draw them into the topic

  • Overview, anecdote, question, pose problem/case study, demonstration, quotation, relevant fact/statistic

DELIVERING THE PRESENTATION

First chunk of information -  (10-15 minutes)

  • What are your Main points?

Active processing/participation activity - 5-10 minutes

  • What short activity could be done that would engage students in applying the concept being covered?
  • Think-Pair-Share or another activity or problem
  • This provides both you and students with an opportunity to track whether students are understanding

Second chunk of information - 10-15 minutes

  • What are your Main points?

Second Active processing/participation activity - 5-10 minutes


Third chunk of information  - 10-15 minutes

  • What are your Main points?

Third Active processing/participation activity - 5-10 minutes

ENDING YOUR PRESENTATION

Wrap-Up

  • How will you know students have accomplished/mastered what you intended?