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Have a medieval-focused course you want to design or redesign for the next academic year? Would you like to workshop it…

Posted by The Lone Medievalist on Monday, May 14, 2018

Have a medieval-focused course you want to design or redesign for the next academic year? Would you like to workshop it with others? Join the Lone Medievalist Course (Re)Design Workshop!

The philosophy this workshop is based on is Backward Design, a pedagogical approach that begins with course goals and outcomes before moving into instructional strategies, assignments, and assessment. We will workshop through the method with the goal of providing feedback, ideas, and suggestions for participants to consider as they work on a chosen course.

When: July 16-August 10th (four weeks)

Format: There will be two synchronous Google Hangout meeting times scheduled per week (possibly Mondays and Thursdays, time depending on those who sign up), but participants can choose one to attend (unless you want to be in both!). The two times are to increase the chances for participation. They will have the same focus each week. In addition, there will be asynchronous opportunities to provide and receive feedback as well as take a look at suggested readings and materials.

– Week 1: Backward Design and Course Goals/Outcomes
– Week 2: Instructional Strategies
– Week 3: Learning Activities and Assignments
– Week 4: Feedback and Assessment

Facilitator: Kisha Tracy, in addition to being the co-founder of Lone Medievalist and Associate Professor of English Studies, is also the Co-Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State in Massachusetts. In this capacity, she facilitates numerous course (re)design workshops for faculty. She also teaches a graduate course on Learner-Centered Assessment for a higher education teaching certificate program. Given this experience, she decided to run a workshop just for medievalists wanting to (re)design a course in a workshop environment in order to get feedback from others!

Sign Up/Questions: Please email Kisha at ktracy3@fitchburgstate.edu if you would like to sign up for the workshop or have any questions!

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