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Essentials of Teaching 2: Designing Learning Objectives (Online)

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.

***Registration will close the night before the live session.***

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.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Contact ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu or 212.854.1692 for accommodations.


September 23
10:10 am - 11:40 am