Terri Tarr, Anusha S Rao
Friday, February 26, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST
Planning in-class or online activities to monitor students’ learning to provide formative feedback and improve one’s teaching is an important aspect of sound course design and delivery. Classroom assessment techniques (C.A.Ts) are examples of such activities which can be incorporated at various points during a course. This workshop will begin with a brief overview of different types of C.A.Ts, including examples from various disciplines. Next, participants will work through a guided activity to identify and adapt C.A.Ts appropriate to their course topics and schedule. Finally, participants will complete the planning section of a C.A.Ts course plan designed to help document the impact of C.A.Ts on their students’ learning and their own teaching practices. This will be a hands-on workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their course syllabus, textbook, and laptop to fully participate in the activities.