Does planning your course make you feel like you are racing to complete a list of content from an ever-expanding textbook? Do you struggle to get students to engage in your course? Are you wondering if your exams are preparing your students for success in life? Imagine a classroom where, students are leading each other in discussion, collaborating in teams to apply course content to real-world examples or making contributions to their communities – and you are confident they are meeting your learning outcomes.
Through this engaging, hands-on series of workshops, participants will use backward design to develop innovative courses that …
- foster transformative learning experiences.
- engage students with complex questions.
- use a dilemma, issue or question as an organizational principle.
- clearly defines learning around Essential Learning Outcomes.
- includes pedagogical practices and strategies that have high-impact on learning and are inclusive of all learners.
- uses authentic assessment to measure learning at the source.
All workshops are on Friday afternoons, 2:30-4 pm in Sage 222 (all workshops have been moved to Sage 222)
22 Sep 17: What’s the Big Idea? – engage students through complex questions. New Location! Sage 222 [Recap]
06 Oct 17: Essential Learning Goals – write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens. Sage 222 [Recap]
10 Nov 17: High-impact Pedagogies – develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge. Sage 222 [Recap]
08 Dec 17: Authentic Assessment– create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience. Sage 222
19 Jan 18: Reflect & Share – share your work with your peers. Hand Art Center – Conference Room