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Introduction to Instructional Design Processes Workshop
Updated by Janaina on August 9, 10:00 am


August 12, 2016

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Union South (TITU)

Facilitator: Cid Freitag (DoIT Academic Technology)

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Learn strategies to plan and organize learning experiences for students to acquire and apply knowledge, and reflect on what they've learned. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn a ‘backward design’ process to help instructors plan assignments, activities, and assessments that align with course goals. Topics include:

  • writing strong, student-centered learning objectives that describe what you want students to know and be able to do.
  • using assessment as a tool for improving learning.
  • using learning objectives as a guide as you select content and design assessments, assignments, and learning activities.

In the workshop we’ll learn about effective practices from the literature, share ideas and discuss examples. You will have time to draft and discuss learning objectives, assessment ideas, and a sequence of students’ learning experiences for one of your course topics.
Bring a copy of your course syllabus, and ideas for a course topic you’d like to focus on. Refreshments will be provided!


Meet with grad students and postdocs to work on your Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Updated by Janaina on August 9, 10:30 am


Interested in meeting with other grad students and postdocs to discuss, share ideas, and work on your Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Get started or advance what you’ve already begun. IDP Peer Group meeting is Monday, August 15, 4:00-5:30 in Rm 52, Bascom Hall.


Participate in a professional development workshop this summer!
Updated by Janaina on July 27, 1:30 pm


Teaching Philosophy Workshop

July 28, 2016

9:30-11:30 am

Union South (TITU)


The Unique Challenges of Engaging and Teaching First Year Students

August 3, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Union South (TITU)


Introduction to Instructional Design Processes Workshop

August 12, 2016

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Union South (TITU)

UW-Madison's National Initiative to Increase STEM Graduates Doubles in Members
Updated by Janaina on March 4, 4:30 pm


Chemistry class in Madison College with former CIRTL and Delta Program participant Christen Smith


MADISON, WIS. – Forty-six research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. The mission of CIRTL is to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.


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