Designing Your Course & Designing Yourself As a Teacher
New CIRTL online 4-week course on teaching and learning
Designing Your Course & Designing Yourself As a Teacher: A Simultaneous Process - An Online Workshop, July 2018.
UMBC is part of the national CIRTL network. There are 43 institutions within CIRTL and UMBC is one of the members in Maryland. As UMBC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff, you have access to resources on CIRTL.net, including online courses, workshops, articles, etc.
Learn to think holistically about your course design and your teaching philosophy in this short online course. As you plan courses, modules, and activities, learn to consciously evaluate and adjust your classroom assignments, assessments, and syllabus to be sure you are consistent with the philosophy you espouse as an educator. You will explore course design principles including backward design and assessment creation; in addition you will have the opportunity to focus on developing you own philosophy and brand as an instructor. In the workshops, you will also have the opportunity to draft teaching documents including drafting a syllabus, a teaching philosophy, and/or a self-reflection plan, respectively.
This 4-week course has weekly online sessions at 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT / 12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT on Thursdays in July (July 5 through July 26).
Participants will have the option to submit one or more of the following if they so choose, in order to have the opportunity to get/give feedback:
-A draft syllabus (after session 2)
-A draft teaching statement/philosophy (after session 3)
-A draft teaching as research project description (after session 4)
Each document will be due 1 week after its covered in each short-course session, then participants who chose to submit will have 1 additional week to submit feedback. Submission is completely optional!
Registration & Enrollment
This course is limited to 25 participants. Click here to register: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/298
Early registration for CIRTL members only is open from May 7 through June 4. Regular registration runs from June 5 through June 25. STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority; we refer to the institution, role, and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.
Associate: Evidence-Based Teaching
Describe and recognize the value of realistic well-defined, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning goals.
Describe several assessment techniques and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals.
Define and recognize the value of the Teaching-as-Research process, and how it can be used for ongoing enhancement of learning.
Go to https://www.cirtl.net/, develop your profile, and register.
License: Creative Commons 3 - CC BY-SA 3.0