Designing for Justice: Backward Designing a Course with DEIJ Principles (for GTAs)

May 31, 2022 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have an idea for a course? Are you hoping to integrate principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) into your design process? In this learning community, participants will use methods of backward design to develop a course that fully integrates an intersectional approach to teaching. Backward design is an evidence-based approach which prioritizes the meeting of overarching learning objectives. This community will meet for six week. Participants will develop their individual courses by working through the components of backward design in guided asynchronous exercises. Once a week, participants will also meet synchronously on Zoom to exchange peer feedback and consult with facilitators. By the end of the community, participants will leave with a completed course centered on DEIJ principles. Applications due Friday, May 20.
   This learning community is targeted towards Graduate Teaching Associates.
   Synchronous meetings will take place on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm on Zoom, from May 31 to July 5.

After this learning community participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the principles of backward design.
  • Explain how backward design principles can support the integration of DEIJ learning outcomes.
  • Articulate transparent course goals and learning outcomes in a given course.
  • Design assessments which support DEIJ-focused learning outcomes.
  • Align outcomes, assessments and teaching strategies in mapping out a course schedule.

You may apply here.

You will receive Zoom link 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

All members of the university community are welcome in Drake Institute activities, programs, services, and employment —regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Institute for Teaching and Learning programming is offered in accordance with university guidelines associated with in-person and remote activities. The Institute will inform registrants of delivery modifications should those guidelines change.

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