Graduate Teacher Program Summer Series in Course Design
All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.
All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.
For further information, please call 303-492-4902.
Summer Series Workshop Archives:
Major Questions to Consider When Designing a College Course
Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program
This workshop covers the broad principles of course design and explains the differences between a “teacher-centered” course and a “learner-centered” course and syllabus.
Setting Goals and Objectives and Selecting Learning Activities to Match
Tomas Bartulec, Instructional Designer, Continuing Education, CU Boulder
To design a regular or online course that makes sense to the teacher and the students requires setting setting goals and objectives. Learning activities that help students learn what the teacher intends them to learn are essentiall as well.
Assessing Student Learning and Teaching Performance
Angel Hoekstra, Lead Coordinator for Arts & Humanities, Graduate Teacher Program
Proper assessment of your students' and your own performance is critical to building a successful learning community. In this workshop, Dr. Hoekstra will discuss how to assess student learning and teacher performance to maximize learning outcomes and teacher satisfaction.
Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Frame Your Course Content
Lorine Giango/a Lead Coordinator for Social Sciences & STEM, Graduate Teacher Program
This session addresses how graduate teachers can most effectively use Bloom's framework to approach content, discussion questions, and exam questions over the course of the semester.
Building Classroom Technologies into Your Course Design
Mark Werner, Associate Director of Academic Technology Research, ITS
In the classroom, technology can often be used to meet educational goals and learning styles that you might otherwise find difficult to reach. Dr. Werner presents a variety of classroom technologies and shows how they map onto the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory.
Designing Writing Assignments for Your Course
Rebecca Dickson, Senior Instructor, Program for Writing & Rhetoric, CU Boulder
Research shows that writing assignments help students absorb and synthesize new information, but not just any writing assignment is effective, and long papers take a lot of time to grade. This session will help teachers formulate short writing assignments that work, for both the student and the busy teacher.