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Efficient and Effective Planning: Build your Teaching Toolkit - Setting the Foundation: Starting with Learning and Working Backwards

This event is part of series:

May 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Andres Aranda-Diaz & Amy Johnson

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This workshop sets the foundation for efficient and effective teaching by establishing a starting point from which instructors can begin developing teaching materials. So you can begin developing your own pedagogical framework, participants will be introduced to backwards course design and will gain hands-on experience with setting learning goals. Throughout, we will highlight ways to make your teaching inclusive and to actively engage students to improve their learning outcomes.


  • Describe backwards course design.
  • Discuss the value of setting learning goals for effective and inclusive teaching.
  • Evaluate the alignment of learning goals with student needs and course requirements.
  • Studio session: Use Bloom’s taxonomy to write learning goals for a course and/or module.


Follow-Up Studio Session: Tuesday, May 19, 1:00pm–2:00pm

In this optional post-workshop studio session, participants will have the opportunity to write and peer review real learning goals.

**Tuesday participants must attend the prior Thursday session and do a prework assignment**

This program counts toward the Postdoc Teaching Certificate.