Course Design Workshop

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Description

Would you like to design or redesign one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning. Bring an existing course or your ideas for designing a new one. You will leave this session with new insights about teaching and a draft course plan.

Please note that the Course Design Workshop is designed for McGill instructors. For a complete description of programs designed for graduate students, please check Graduate Education Initiatives.

Goals

During this workshop participants will:

  1. Become familiar with learning-centered course design principles and strategies;
  2. Apply these principles to the (re)design of one of their courses;
  3. Exchange feedback with peers to improve course design and teaching approaches.

Strategies

The workshop has four components:

  1. Pre-workshop preparation:
    Upon registration, participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and read an article.
  2. Day one:
    The workshop includes interactive activities, mini lectures, and exercises where participants apply course design principles to a specific course in their discipline. Please see Agenda Tab.
  3. Day two:
    Participants exchange feedback on their assessment plans and consider strategies to prepare students to succeed on their assignments. Please see Agenda Tab.
  4. Online component:
    Participants of the workshop will gain access to an online myCourses site for workshop alumni. This site features regular discussions on topics related to course design and teaching and contains additional resources to help you plan your courses.

 

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Agenda (tentative)

Day One

TIME TOPIC
Morning
  • Refreshments

  • Introduction and course design model

  • Context

  • Content

  • Learning outcomes

Lunch
  • Lunch (provided by TLS)
Afternoon
  • Assessment
  • Course design case 1
  • Questions, preparation for day 2, and evaluation

Day Two

TIME TOPIC
Morning
  • Refreshments
  • Strategies: helping students succeed on the major assessments
  • Course design case 2
  • Course plans revision
Lunch
  • Lunch (provided by TLS)
Afternoon
  • Course plan exchange
  • Questions and follow-up

Date, Location & Registration

Dates:

  • Day 1: December 11, 2017 (9:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Day 2: December 14, 2017 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

Location: Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 211, 3450 rue University, Montreal, Quebec Canada
 

Registration is now open!


Contact

For further information about the workshop, please contact Dr. Mariela Tovar by mariela.tovar [at] mcgill.ca (subject: CDW) (email) or phone at (514) 398-5996.

 

 

 

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