Steps for the Activity
[5 mins] Break into Groups. No one has to work alone! Try to keep your groups to 5 people or less, so that each participant has a chance to share their thoughts. Give each group a stack of post-it notes and a marker or pen.
[20 mins] Define the Learning Objectives
Instruct learners that they should write at least 1 post it per question, per person, but that they should discuss the exercise so that the responses benefit everyone.
- What do you want to know or to be able to do after this weekend?
- What knowledge or skills can you share with others here?
- What topics should we be sure to cover this weekend?
[20 mins] Organize what's on the wall
Have everyone post their post it notes on a wall. Next, have participants read each others post-it notes and categorize them into overarching categories. Facilitate the organization procedure so that everyone gets involved. Have participants shout out categories, write category names on new post-its, and move post-its into columns underneath the category label. It should look like a mosh pit of collaboration.
Photo by Pierros Papadeas
Have participants put stars on anything that can be MADE.
- Markers or pens