Backward Course Design: Planning Your Course with the End in Mind
In this asynchronous 5-day workshop you will learn how to use learning outcomes to drive the design of your course. The Backward Course Design model helps to promote student success and improve the classroom experience for students and instructors. We will draw on a variety of primary and secondary sources in this workshop, primarily Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. By the end of this workshop, you will have drafted measurable learning goals for your course, and have a draft course design plan including assessments of students learning. We will also host an optional one-hour synchronous Q&A session for those enrolled in the workshop on Friday, 11/13 at 10:00 am.
About our online asynchronous workshops:
Our asynchronous online workshops are delivered in Canvas over 5 days (beginning on Monday at 8:00 am and ending on the following Friday at 11:59 pm) or 2 weeks. Participants are able to contribute independently at their own pace over the workshop period; however, there may be intermittent deadlines to optimize participant interaction. The workshops will require approximately 2-3 hours of engagement, including reading about evidence-based practices, viewing multimedia, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting reflective assignments. The optional synchronous sessions are made available for participants to engage with each other and the facilitators in real-time, to ask questions, share practices and get feedback on their implementation plans.