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Practical Solutions for Faculty: Planning and Designing a Course

Effective course planning and design is the foundation of student engagement, learning, and success. Learn from expert educators as you refine and improve your courses with Practical Solutions for Faculty: Planning and Designing a Course.

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20-39 people$79 per person
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Winter Enrichment Course

COURSE DATE:

Session 1: October 31 – December 11, 2021

Session 2: December 12, 2021 – January 22, 2022

 

Most faculty are aware of concepts such as backward design, mastery learning, specifications grading, and universal design for learning but actually implementing these concepts during course planning can be intimidating.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Planning and Designing a Course is a 10.5-hour Magna Online Course in which tenured experts guide you through implementing these typically overwhelming concepts so you plan your next course or revitalize an existing one in the most effective and efficient ways possible.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Planning and Designing a Course provides an overview of—as well as practical steps to implement—key concepts in creating a college-level course: Planning, Backward Design, Assessment and Grading, and Universal Design for Learning. Each area contains short programs that cover highly important questions and topics related to successfully planning and designing a course.

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Learning Goals

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop a course plan for your online, blended, or face-to-face course that includes topics, content, objectives, and assessments
  • Create a course planning framework that minimizes stress for instructors and students alike
  • Determine the four different types of choice that can be used in face-to-face and online course
  • Implement plans to assist students in different aspects of navigating the change curve
  • Identify practical ways to incorporate backward design principles into your own course design workflow
  • Discuss the purpose and best practices of course outcome design
  • Apply the principles of backwards design to any teaching opportunity
  • Analyze potential ways to leverage technology to implement mastery learning while grading
  • Adopt a scaffolded grade structure that rests on completion-only and feedback-only learner activities
  • Design assessments that target competency vs. factual knowledge
  • Strategically align assessments with the appropriate level of cognition (Blooms Taxonomy)
  • Identify curricular designs that support the integration of post-exam reviews into course design
  • Explain how UDL provides structure to design flexible assessments which gives students the opportunity to show what they know in more than one way
  • Help time-pressed students find more time to study
  • Understand how to outline specific ways to begin to implement expert-level aspects of the universal design for learning (UDL) framework

How It Works:

  • Select your preferred session date.
  • Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive an email with information on accessing the online course.
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within their selected session date.
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will take an assessment to gauge learning.
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What’s Included:

  • Video programs
  • A final assessment
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Supplemental readings and activities
  • Certificate of Completion for the course

Group Enrollment:

Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.

For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.

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Session 1 Product Code: PO21PA

Session 2 Product Code: PO21TA

 

Meet Your Presenters

Kristin Ziska Strange
Associate Director of Online Program Development & Instructional Design, Tufts University

Lolita Paff, PhD
Associate Professor, Penn State Berks

Vicki Caruana, PhD
Academic Program Manager, City University of New York School of Professional Studies

Tona Hangen, PhD
History Professor, Worcester State University

Erin Malone, PhD
Professor of Large Animal Surgery and the Assistant Dean of Curriculum, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Thomas Tobin, PhD
Program Area Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anthony Sweat, PhD
Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University

Flower Darby
Faculty and Author of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

Eric J. Moore, PhD
Consultant, Innospire Education Consulting

Maria Marconi, EdD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester

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Purchase Options

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Group Enrollment Pricing
1-4 people$199 per person
5-19 people$99 per person
20-39 people$79 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.