In this intensive ONE-DAY workshop participants learn and apply:
Through a variety of individual, large and small group activities, you will be invited to think about your course in novel ways. Primary principles of course design, assessment and instructional methods will be presented and their applications illustrated before you work to apply those principles to your own course. Small multi-disciplinary groups will collaborate to offer constructive feedback on colleagues’ course plans. The workshop provides the opportunity to learn about course planning and the selection of well-aligned assessment and instructional strategies in a supportive and collegial environment.
Be advised that while your colleagues who came before you found this to be a worthwhile and rewarding professional learning experience, they also found it quite intensive.
This will be the 6th time we are offering this successful program that’s been adapted from one developed at McGill University. Previous participants at Queen’s report that the content and lively peer discussions led to new insights about course content, assessment possibilities and instructional innovation. They left the workshop both exhausted and energized.
The exchange of ideas and peer feedback is a critical component of the workshop and, as pointed out by peers who came before you, critical to the professional learning process. Therefore, is essential that you come prepared by bringing all materials related to the Queen’s course you intend to design or re-design.