Assignment Design Workshops
Assignment design workshops are offered regularly (e.g. see TLA CATNIP Summer Institute). See below for past workshop materials.
For the assignment design workshops, bring an existing assignment you would like to improve or ideas for an assignment you would like to create. For the threshold concepts workshop, bring an assignment with which students often struggle.
Location: CSUMB Alumni and Visitors Center
Interested in enhancing your course assignments and learning activities to better help students develop, apply, and transfer the intellectual skills (critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, written communication, and oral communication)?
Then attend one or both of two Spring 2018 Planning Week workshops facilitated by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, Communication Across the Disciplines, the Cooperative Learning Center, and the Intellectual Skills Coordinators (Judith Canner, Sarah Dahlen, Ondine Gage, Shar Gregg, and Swarup Wood).
Participants in both workshops will have the opportunity to consult with coordinators and student tutors from the Cooperative Learning Center.
Workshops are open to all faculty (part- and full-time lecturers and tenure-line) and staff. Teams from specific disciplinary or GE areas are welcome as are those interested in working in interdisciplinary groups.
Workshop 1: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Better Assignments that Guide Better Student Work
This workshop will help participants design assignments that help students develop, apply, and transfer critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, written communication, and/or oral communication skills (read more about teaching for transfer at CSUMB). Participants can work on enhancing existing assignments or creating new ones, for any type or level of course. Participants will be introduced to CSUMB's newly revised integrated rubrics, rubric guides, and assignment design guides. Please bring an existing assignment you would like to improve or ideas for an assignment you would like to create.
Workshop 2: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Crossing thresholds: Helping students transfer intellectual skills across courses and contexts
This workshop will help participants design and facilitate learning activities that help students engage with transdisciplinary threshold concepts associated with critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, written communication, and oral communication. Participants will also be introduced to strategies for helping students welcome and work through the ambiguities, confusion, and anxiety that often accompany the learning of threshold concepts. Please bring an assignment with which students often struggle.
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