Backward Course Design: A Two-Week Online Workshop
Monday, July 10 at 9:00am to 9:00am
This two-week asynchronous online workshop will introduce you to an outcomes-based approach to course design that will set you and your students up for success. Briefly put, backward course design involves identifying what you want students to understand, determining how students will demonstrate their understanding, and developing learning experiences that teach and promote that understanding.
We’ve chosen workshop activities, including key readings, interactive discussion board posts, and short quizzes to test for understanding, all of which will guide you through the process of applying a backward design framework to planning or redesigning a course.
By the end of the workshop, participants will create a course design document that will then help you choose materials, activities, assignments, and assessments and allow you to design an explicit and effective syllabus.
The workshop is fully online and asynchronous—there are no face-to-face meetings. You will receive feedback on your materials from the workshop facilitators and from other workshop participants. Participants must have reliable access to the Internet during the two weeks of the workshop, and should count on committing to at least 4-8 hours per week. Enrollment for this workshop is capped at 25 individuals. This workshop also counts towards the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program (TLCP).
This workshop will be facilitated by Joe Olivier, Erin Sella (Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment) and Matthew Pearson (University Center for Writing-based Learning).
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