CCS and Teaching Info Literacy IR cohorts forming now

Two Instructional Redesign cohorts this fall will focus on Carmen Common Sense and Teaching Information Literacy. 

These cohorts can be stand-alone experiences or used as the foundation for an instructional redesign (IR) and assessment process culminating in the creation of an Instructional Redesign portfolio that may be eligible for compensation.


Teaching Information Literacy Instructional Redesign Cohort 

Asynchronous delivery beginning on Monday, Oct. 19 via CarmenCanvas with optional virtual cohorts on Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.

This professional learning experience will provide guidance for strategically and purposefully integrating information literacy into courses.

Participants will be expected to complete one or two course modules per week (approximately two hours per module) and are encouraged to participate in at least one of the virtual cohorts. In each module, participants will complete activities designed to help them build an action plan for integrating information literacy into an instruction session, course or program.



Carmen Common Sense Instructional Redesign Cohort

Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 22  from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Carmen Common Sense Instructional Redesign cohort is being offered during the Autumn '20 term as a two-session virtual workshop experience. Facilitated by Clinical Associate Professor Nicole Kraft, School of Communication, this professional learning experience will guide participants through the theories and practices of Carmen usage modeled in Carmen Common Sense with an eye towards redesigning the way they use the LMS to increase student learning and enhance student experiences.



David Sovic, coordinator of Instructional Redesign at the Drake Institute, will be supporting the courses and can provide more information about the institute's IR initiative. Full-time (.75 FTE and above) instructors are eligible to complete IR for compensation of $1,150. Compensation eligibility renews every five years. More information about IR can be found here