Event Title

Backward Design

Start Date

14-5-2022 10:45 AM

End Date

14-5-2022 12:15 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

In this session we will introduce new instructors to an instructional design framework that they can use to structure courses, plan lessons, and engage in best practices for teaching. Backward design is an established pedagogical framework for developing lessons that prioritize essential learning objectives and measure student understanding. Together we will explore the creation and use of learning objectives, formative assessment, and lesson planning to foster an environment where students learn effectively and instructors can continually assess their teaching practices. Join us for this interactive workshop on adapting teaching using backward design.

Speaker Bio

AJ Blechner is a Research Librarian and Instructional Designer at the Harvard Law School Library. They coordinate and participate in teaching legal research, lead the design and development of instructional materials and assess teaching and educational needs and offerings. AJ holds a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. They also earned a certificate in Learning Design and Technology from the Harvard Extension School.

Heather Joy is a Reference Librarian at Stanford University School of Law. Prior to joining Stanford, she was a Research/Instruction Librarian at Chapman University in Orange, CA where she taught Advanced Legal Research. Her research interests include legal research pedagogy, curriculum design, federal Indian law, and American Indian tribal law. Heather earned her M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington with a specialization in Law Librarianship, and her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR.

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May 14th, 10:45 AM May 14th, 12:15 PM

Backward Design

In this session we will introduce new instructors to an instructional design framework that they can use to structure courses, plan lessons, and engage in best practices for teaching. Backward design is an established pedagogical framework for developing lessons that prioritize essential learning objectives and measure student understanding. Together we will explore the creation and use of learning objectives, formative assessment, and lesson planning to foster an environment where students learn effectively and instructors can continually assess their teaching practices. Join us for this interactive workshop on adapting teaching using backward design.