University of North Dakota

Workshop: Designing Assignments & Activities that Create Deep Learning

The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) is excited to offer two new summer workshops.

The workshops will consist of five integrated sessions focused on creating opportunities for deep learning and designing learning environments to encourage student success.

These workshops are intended for faculty, instructors and graduate students teaching online, on-ground or blended courses.
This is a free professional development opportunity that does not include a stipend. See workshop descriptions below for more information and registration links. For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Lori Swinney or call TTaDA (777.3325).  

We all want class experiences for our students that generate lasting and significant results. With the constraints of larger course sizes, heavier teaching loads, increases in blended and online learning, and a greater need to document student learning, we find ourselves seeking new approaches. Research shows that deep learning is accomplished when assignments and activities incorporate analysis, elaboration, synthesis, application and reflection.

In this workshop we will introduce evidence-based pedagogies and work to incorporate those findings in the construction of assignments and activities that help students accomplish deep learning. The workshop is integrated and participants are required to attend all five sessions.

Reasons to Attend
• Create assignments that generate student work products you like to grade
• Develop ways to be more efficient with grading and assessment
• Learn how academic technologies can support deeper learning

• Plan and design or redesign assignments
• Explore instructional technologies that work best to meet student learning outcomes
• Share ideas with colleagues about teaching methods and tools
• Develop multiple (formal, informal, formative, summative) ways of assessing student learning

Click here to register for this workshop! Registration is requested by May 11, 2018. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Starcher Hall, 137
10 Cornell St, Grand Forks, ND 58202

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