Summer Series in Course Design

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.


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The Summer Series in Course Design is designed to help participants develop materials for a course they are teaching at CU Boulder or that could be included as a sample syllabus in a teaching portfolio.

Workshops will begin on Tuesday, June 9th from 3:00-4:30pm through July 28, 2015. 
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June 9 – Roser ATLAS 200

Framing Your Course from Beginning to End

Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program
This workshop walks you through a chart designed to help
you consider how to think about your course, how to design
it for content and student learning, and when to build in
assessment tools. Participants will draft a course skeleton and
discuss their ideas.

June 16 – Roser ATLAS 200

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 and
syllabus design and explains the differences between a
“teaching-centered” and a “learning-centered” syllabus and
course. Participants will practice creating a learning-centered
syllabus.

June 23 – HUMN 125

Integrating Diverse Sources, Perspectives, and Approaches

Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
The integration of diverse sources, perspectives and
approaches is essential to fostering inclusive teaching and
learning practices that steer away from inadvertently biased
content. This workshop teaches techniques to foster content
diversity and diverse student activities through course design.

June 30 – Roser ATLAS 200

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Frame Course Content and Exams

Adam Blanford, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
This session addresses how graduate teachers can
most effectively use Bloom’s Taxonomy to approach (1)
appropriateness of content according to where the course
falls in the departmental curriculum, (2) discussion questions,
and (3) exam questions over the course of the semester.
Participants will practice writing effective questions.

July 7 – Roser ATLAS 200

Creating Collegial Classrooms

Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
This workshop addresses collegiality as an essential aspect
of student motivation, engagement, commitment, and overall
performance. Participants will learn how to design the class
to foster collegiality from the first day forward. They will also
practice some techniques to foster collegiality in interactions.

July 14 – Roser ATLAS 229

Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning and Teacher Performance

Adam Blanford, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
This workshop covers how to assess student learning
via ungraded learning assessments to maximize learning
outcomes as the semester progresses and how to evaluate
student mastery at the end of the course. It also covers how
to build in mid-term student assessments of the teacher’s
performance in preparation for the FCQs. Participants will
write a student learning assessment, an exam question, and
an in-course teacher assessment for their course.