Course Design for Essential Learning Workshop Series

In AY 2018-19 the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offered a multi-part course design (or redesign) workshop series.

Monthly on Friday from 1:15-2:45 PM in Elizabeth 204

18-JanWhat’s the Big Idea?
Using Dilemmas, Issues and Questions to frame course content and engage students.
08-FebEssential Learning Goals
Write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens.
22-MarHigh-impact Pedagogies
Develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge.
12-AprAuthentic Assessment
Create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience.
26-AprThe Course Faire
Share your work with your peers
Participant Learning Outcomes

Through this engaging, hands-on series of workshops, participants used 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.