Wow, How, Now by Mark Isabella

(Recap / Action Plan)

 Mark Isabella, creator of  Engagement Emergency  card deck

Mark Isabella, creator of Engagement Emergency card deck

Mark Isabella has created a card deck called Engagement Emergency that contains 54 activities for instant interaction. The activities take 2-10 minutes to run and require little setup or preparation. These a la carte activities come in a variety of formats including action planning, feedback, group formation, openers, pair work, and reflection. If you are in the midst of rapid instructional design and need an opener, you can consult the deck and find one quickly. If you are in the middle of a presentation and need a shot of engagement and interaction, you can thumb through the deck right before you begin your session or during a break.

Wow, How, Now

At the end of a training session, ask participants to take 3-4 minutes to write down their answers to the following “Wow, How, Now” questions:

Wow: What surprised you, interested you, or encouraged you to think creatively?

How: In what ways will you apply what you’ve learned?

Now: What are the first steps you will take in the next few days to begin your action plan?

Ask 2-3 volunteers to share their answers to each question.

A Special Offer

Engagement Emergency decks usually sell for $59.95 (plus $10.95 for shipping within the USA). If you order now, you will receive a $10 discount. You can purchase each Engagement Emergency deck in our online store for $49.95 (plus shipping). No need to enter a coupon code—as long as you order before February 28, you'll get the discount automatically.

Revised: January 29 2015 to use the new title style and fix the Special Offer (especially the link to the online store).