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Professional Development

Transparent design invites ALL students to learn

August 9, 2021 at 9:30am12:00pm EDT

Virtual (See event details)

Part 1: Transparent assignment design.
Research demonstrates that when college teachers incorporate transparent design into two course assignments, students report a significantly increased sense of belonging.
This three-part workshop begins with a focus on the research, followed by participants applying transparent design to a specific assignment they are drafting for a fall course.
Part 2: Broaden the impact of transparent design.
In the second hour, we apply transparent design to other aspects of college courses that can cause confusion. Participants will choose a topic such as participation, office hours, course calendar, pandemic-related expectations, support for learning, group work, communication with faculty. They will join a virtual break-out group on their topic of choice and outline (1) the aspects that are hidden from (some) students and (2) outline 2-3 ideas for making it transparent.
Part 3: On your own time, revise or create teaching material using the transparency model.
The first 20 people who register for this option and complete the requirements listed below will receive a $250 stipend.
• Commit to participating in Parts 1 and 2 of this workshop,
• On your own time, revise or create teaching material using the transparency model,
• Submit one revised or newly created document to the CTLE by August 27, 2021.

This event is part of a week of virtual re-entry sessions where we look at ways to promote deep learning for all students. Each session features small, researched steps faculty can take and provides brief periods of time for hands-on course planning. Sessions held on Zoom to accommodate travel schedules. To learn more visit the CTLE events page.

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This event was published on July 16, 2021.


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