The student experience during A&O should focus on applying the information they learned in U101 through active learning, engaging activities, and discussions. Every effort should be made to utilize Orientation Leaders (OLs) and non-traditional presentation techniques to engage students in the material rather than repeat information in a lecture format.
Fight Song Content in A&O: Students would be asked to break out into small groups, lead by OLs, to share their analysis of a specific verse (reflection question from U101). Students would then discuss the meaning of the song, why the UW has a song to begin with, and common times that the song is performed. OLs could sing the song for the students and lead small groups to practice singing the song themselves.
For dates, agendas, and other A&O information visit the A&O website for faculty/staff.
Flipped Classroom Resources:
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