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Essentials of Teaching 2: Designing Learning Objectives (In-Person)
September 23 @ 10:10 am - 11:40 am
Learn about and engage with backward design: a scalable, end-in-mind approach to instruction that will help you effectively plan an activity, a class session, or an entire course. In this workshop for graduate students, we will discuss how to use previously-determined and described learning objectives as part of the backward design approach to drive assignments, feedback, and in-class activities for students.
Prior to this session, participants are expected to have completed a 20-minute module on Canvas. To get started on the module, self-enroll in the Essentials Canvas site here: https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/enroll/CBT7BT.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe the Backward Design process and how to use this approach in their own teaching practice.
- Develop learning objectives for their students.
- Explain the connection between learning objectives, assessments, and assignments.
The Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshop series for graduate students is focused on giving you tools as a new or developing instructor to better facilitate student learning and improve your teaching practice. These workshops are best experienced sequentially.
This is the first of 4 sessions being held at the same time on the following dates:
- Creating an Inclusive Course Climate, 9/16
- Backward Design and Learning Objectives, 9/23
- Active Learning, 9/30
- Assessment and Feedback for Learning, 10/7
For more information and registration links for these additional sessions, see: https://ctl.columbia.edu/graduate-instructors/programs-for-graduate-students/workshops-for-graduate-students/essentials/.
Attending this workshop and posting reflections satisfies a Foundational Track requirement for participants in the Teaching Development Program (TDP). See bit.ly/ctl-tdp for details.