Field Trip

Type of strategy: Brainstorming and DiscussionCollaborationManipulatives and ModelsMovement

Learning styles: ES: Extraversion and Sensing

Strategy for getting people up and moving while looking at someone's work.


When doing a hands-on activity the instructor/leader may have a specific goal or product that they want to highlight.

When leader/instructor sees an example/strategy that they want others to see:

  1. Talk to the group/partnership that is going to share their example/strategy and make sure it fits the goal.
  2. Stop the whole group and have them take a "field trip" to the table that has the highlighted strategy/product.
  3. Group explains their strategy/product.
  4. Opportunity for other participants to comment/question.


  • Assign partnerships within the other participants and have them engage in conversation (ie Ask your partner a question you have about the strategy/product you saw, Summarize the product/strategy, Share what you understand or are confused about)
  • Have participants use what they saw to expand on the strategy or example back at their own work area.
  • For larger groups, have more than one destination for the "field trip."

Submitted by: Teresa Myers