Course (re)Design workshop series continues on Monday at 1:30 in LBC 136

The Course Design for Essential Learning workshop series continues on Monday, February 19 in LBC 136*.  In this workshop, we will think through writing learning goals that align with your vision for your course, promote higher-order learning for students, and prepare students for success as global citizens.

If you weren’t able to attend the first workshop, you might want to review the recap on the Brown Center blog, where you can download the handouts.

*LBC 136 is a little tricky to find.  Walk through the LBC lobby out the back doors across the lobby into the annex.

A few things you should know …

  • The series is cumulative.  I encourage you to attend all the workshops in the series but I also recognize we are busy people with competing demands.
  • Each workshop has a focus. Each workshop is designed to focus on a particular piece of course design. If you have to make hard choices, shoot for the workshops where you need the most help.
  • Commit to working on a single course.  Everything you learn is transferrable but I’ve found it is more impactful if the course you are working on is a consistent thread throughout the series.
  • Bring your experience. As educators who have experiences in the classroom, you will have valuable experiences to share. You will learn from each other.
  • The reflection workshop is REALLY fun!

The workshop schedule

Lynn Business Center Room 136

  1. What’s the Big Idea? – engage students through complex dilemmas, issues and questions.
    Monday, February 5 – 1:30 -3pm
  2. Essential Learning Goals – write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens.
    Monday, February 19 – 1:30-3pm
  3. High-impact Teaching – develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge.
    Monday, March 12 – 1:30-3pm
  4. Authentic Assessment– create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience.
    Monday, March 26 – 1:30-3pm
  5. Reflect & Share – share your work with your peers. (It’s a good time!)
    Monday, April 23 – 1:30 – 3pm

All workshops will be held in LBC 136