The Course Design Studio will take place on May 15, 17, 20, and 21, 2019. Participants are expected to attend all four days, and request that they notify us in advance as soon as possible of any absences. Registration is now open.
Spring 2019 Schedule
|Session Title||Date||Time (Location: Student Center,
|Effective Course Design Practices||Wednesday, May 15||9 a.m. to noon|
|Goal- and Context-Driven Content||Friday, May 17||9 a.m. to noon|
|Integrating Assessment into Course Design||Monday, May 20||9 a.m. to noon|
|The Big Picture: My Whole Course||Tuesday, May 21||9 a.m. to noon|
Session 1: Effective Course Design Practices
Have you ever wondered what counts as "effective course design"? Join us to explore best practices for course design, and to investigate how your own teaching philosophy and values do and should influence your course design. Leave with a set of learning objectives for your course, along with an emerging picture of the ways in which your learning objectives inform your course content and teaching strategies.
Session 2: Goal- and Context-Driven Content
Who your students are and the skills involved in mastering the content in your class should impact how you approach your design. Join us to explore the nature of alignment in course design, and to examine the skills you plan to teach your students. Leave prepared to layout (or redesign) the chronological presentation of content in your course, marked by careful consideration of contextual issues affecting student learning.
Session 3: Integrating Assessment into Course Design
Join us to learn about effective approaches to both formal and informal assessment. We'll also ask questions about your grading structure and your course policies. Leave with a draft of your formal assessment plan and new ideas for gathering data about your students' grasp of course content.
Session 4: The Big Picture (My Whole Course)
In this session, you'll identify evidence based teaching practices to support student learning in your course. We'll consider your course as it has been designed so far, with a particular focus on identifying opportunities to be intentionally inclusive in your approach. We'll wrap up by considering the ways in which your course reflects your personal philosophy of teaching and supports learning for all students. You'll leave with a clear set of next steps in hand and a useful guide for future course (re)design efforts.