Teaching Listening Skills and Note-taking Strategies to High School Students Project PRIZE, Fall 2015 Course: Dr. Franca Ferrari-Bridgers, Speech Communication, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Overview: Speech students create a series of micro-lectures about listening skills and strategies on note-taking. Students then teach the lectures to high school students enrolled in the Project Prize Enrichment Program. Course Objectives: 1) Communicate effectively through reading, writing, listening and speaking 2) Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions 3) Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning 4) Develop the student as a speaker in interpersonal communications, problem-solving group discussion, and as a “public” speaker Partner and Partner Interests: Through afterschool, Saturday and summer components, Project PRIZE provides comprehensive services to students, including academic support, counseling, college preparation, and workforce preparation. Project PRIZE students had the opportunity to interact with and learn from college students while building essential academic skills. Activities/Product: Using the informative and persuasive speech techniques learned during the semester, speech students had opportunity to practice their public speaking and presentation skills during this interactive event. The presentations were designed to teach Project PRIZE students these skills while also giving them the opportunity to put the skills into practice as the presentations progressed. The Project Prize students were asked to take what they learned to teach to their peers who were not in attendance.