OLT Faculty Development
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Developing Learning Outcomes
This session will walk you through the phases of brainstorming, drafting, and reviewing course learning outcomes, which will become the foundation of your course and your course design process moving forward. We will first explain the function and purpose of learning outcomes. Second, you will learn to apply best practices for creating learner-centered outcomes. Third, you'll create learning outcomes that are clear and measurable. And finally, you will analyze potential assessments that align to outcomes.
Using Formative and Summative Assessments
This session provides an overview of formative assessments and the ways you can deploy formative assessments in your course. You will learn about different types of formative assessments as well as the techniques and tools to deploy them. Additionally, this session will review the possibilities for summative assessments in your courses. You’ll learn about the purpose of summative assessments and how they can be used to boost student learning.
Finally, you’ll consider creative approaches to this type of assessment and develop a plan to use them mindfully in your course design and teaching.
Using Rubrics and Feedback
This session provides an overview of the entire rubric creation process from analyzing your need for a rubric through evaluating your rubric draft. The session answers common rubric questions, analyzes the different types of rubrics, offers draft examples, and suggests different strategies for evaluation. Additionally, in this session, we will discuss using Wise Feedback methodology to build trust and cultivate positive relationships with students through the feedback process.
Using Active Learning Strategies
This session provides an overview of active learning and what it looks like in an classroom. You will learn about different active learning strategies, a methodology for selecting a strategy, and a process for incorporating them into your session.
Creating an Inclusive Course Environment
In this session, you will learn about the process of designing an inclusive classroom for you and your students. The session discusses inclusive pedagogy, reflecting on privilege, knowing our learners, and collaborating in the classroom. You will learn practical techniques for you to use in your upcoming course.
Facilitating Effective Online Synchronous Sessions
Live, online synchronous sessions (e.g., Zoom meetings) can be a great supplement to your online course. Start by setting a goal for the session, and think about the learning experience for your students: is a live, online meeting feasible for them? Do they have the equipment they need to participate? Does everyone benefit from attending the session in real-time? Once you have clarity on the goal and session logistics, it’s time to focus on practice and presence.
Curating and Creating Multimedia Course Content
In this session, we will discuss why and how you should approach the task of developing multimodal sessions and learning activities. Here, we will share strategies you can use to efficiently develop your course by both curating course content and creating what you need but cannot find.
Creating Classroom Community
In this session, you will learn about the process of designing an inclusive classroom for you and your students. The session discusses inclusive pedagogy, reflecting on privilege, knowing our learners, and collaborating in the classroom.
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