Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Course Design@Queen's Institute

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm and Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

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In this intensive two-day workshop, participants learn to apply the principles of backward design, constructive alignment and universal design for learning to the development or re-design of one of their courses. Sound pedagogical principles will be introduced to help inform all instructional and assessment decision-making.

Through a variety of individual, large and small group activities, you will be invited to think about your course in novel ways. Primary principles of  course design, assessment and instructional methods will be presented and their applications illustrated before you work to apply those principles to your own course. Small multi-disciplinary groups will collaborate to offer constructive feedback on colleagues’ course plans. The workshop provides the opportunity to learn about course planning and the selection of well-aligned assessment and instructional strategies in a supportive and collegial environment.

  • Klodiana working with a group a participants

    Klodiana working with a group a participants at the last Course Design/Redesign Institute.

  • Jonathan Rose speaking at Course Design

    Jonathan Rose speaking at Course Design

  • Curriculum Mapping is an important part of designing your course

    Curriculum Mapping is an important part of designing your course

  • Great guest speakers at Course Design

    Great guest speakers at Course Design

Institute Format and Outcomes

Adapted from a program developed at McGill University, Course Design@Queen's is fast becoming the CTL's signature program. Upon completion of the Course Design/Redesign Institute you will be able to:

  • identify situational factors that affect decisions you make in the design process
  • apply principles of backward design and integrated course design to improve student engagement and learning
  • promote a learner/ing-focused approach to course design and teaching

Eligibility

  • must complete the short focus-assignment prior to the institute (which will be sent to you the week of July 10)
  • must have a course that you would like to design/redesign, regardless of the mode (face-to-face, online or blended)
  • must be able to commit to 2 full plenary days and the interim processing day (July 19 during which to work autonomously).

Why Participate?

  • a hands-on intensive learning experience to engage you in a design process that is transferable to all courses
  • the development of a course framework with identified learning outcomes, assessments, learning activities, and instructional strategies
  • an opportunity to network and share ideas, challenges, strategies, and questions about teaching, learning and design with others
  • follow-up consultation and support (e.g., onQ, rubric design, etc.)
  • access to institute materials and other resources on teaching and learning
  • a certificate of participation signed by the Associate Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

Comments and Questions

Please contact Klodiana Kolomitro, Ph.D., Educational Developer, at ext. 75809 or by email at kk78@queensu.ca

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