Authentic Assessment: Innovative Course-building Workshop on December 8

The fourth workshop* in the Innovative Course-building Workshop Series will be held, Friday, December 8th from 2:30 pm – 4 pm in SAGE HALL – ROOM 222

This workshop is a multi-part course design (or redesign) workshop series. 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.

Coming Up*:

08 Dec 17 Authentic Assessment– create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience.
Location:  SAGE 222

19 Jan 18 Reflect & Share – share your work with your peers.
Location: Hand Art Museum – Conference Room

*While the workshop builds, participants are welcome to drop-in any workshop.

Are you interested but just couldn’t fit it in?  Good news, we will repeat the workshop next semester!  Sign up here.

Workshop Recaps

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  1.  What’s the Big Idea? – engage students through complex questions. (22 Sep 17)
  2. Essential Learning Goals – write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens. (06 Oct 17)
  3. High-impact Pedagogies – develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge. (10 Nov 17)