STEM Teaching Essentials Workshop: Backward Design


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:15am


1400 BPS

Cori Fata-Hartley, Melanie Cooper, Diane Ebert-May, Becky Matz, Lynmarie Posey, Ryan Sweeder, and Jon Stoltzfus will facilitate this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

The first two workshops in this series introduced participants to key components of Backward Design including developing course learning outcomes and constructing assessments that measure student learning. In the third workshop, participants will apply this knowledge to develop outcomes and assessments that include both disciplinary core ideas and science or engineering practices. This approach requires students to do more than simply learn the "facts of science". Rather, students explore core ideas while investigating and explaining phenomena through scientific inquiry (scientific practices) or while solving problems using engineering design principles (engineering practices). Workshop participants will modify existing or develop new learning outcomes for their courses and use the Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3D-LAP) to develop or revise accompanying assessments, including both multiple choice and constructed response questions. Participants are encouraged to bring along example learning outcomes and assessments that they would like to improve.