Knowing our destination helps us plan and track a journey more successfully. Effective teaching-learning processes begin with the destination – or student learning outcomes (SLOs). This workshop introduces you to backward design principles (McTighe & Wiggins, 2005) in course design, starting with the SLOs. We will explore learning outcomes taxonomies to create SMART learning outcomes (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-Oriented, and Time-Bound). Bring a syllabus you are developing or revising to maximize your learning in this workshop.
Assessment must be more than just measuring student performance at mid-terms and finals. A good assessment plan should help both the teacher and learner gauge mastery levels throughout the learning journey. This workshop explores how assessment processes can be aligned to learning outcomes in order to ensure students remain engaged and on track for success in your course.
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