Find below details of the two faculty development courses that are facilitators are currently teaching:

I. ASSESSMENT AS A TOOL TO IMPROVE LEARNING (AND TEACHING!)

OVERVIEW

The course is designed to promote student learning through the use of a variety of assessment techniques. The focus will be on the development and utilization of timely and consistent formative assessments. Formative assessments promote enhanced student learning and increase successful summative assessment outcomes. Participants will employ a variety of techniques to promote feedback that will inform students of their progress and understanding of the course material.  This informative feedback will also give faculty insights into the effectiveness of their teaching practices.

COURSE LENGTH

15 Hours – 9 seminar, 6 implementation

 TEXT

Included in registration fee

OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to

  1. Distinguish between formative and summative assessment strategies.
  2. Develop a variety of assessment techniques to assess student learning.
  3. Implement formative assessments in their classes.
  4. Offer authentic feedback to students on a timely basis.
  5. Develop activities to systematically collect, review and interpret evidence to determine how well the actual learning matches their expectations
  6. Design practices to determine student background knowledge.
  7. Design activities to help students self-assess.
  8. Utilize feedback to improve the effectiveness of their teaching.

 

II. LEARNING IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT

OVERVIEW

This seminar is designed to examine innovative instructional strategies that promote learning among the students of today. The focus will be the development and implementation of activities that will transform students from passive to active learners thus improving learning through deepening understanding of the material. Faculty will examine methods to engage students through meaningful collaborative lessons that promote student reflection.

COURSE LENGTH

9 Hours

OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the seminar participants will be able to :

  1. Identify student learning styles and their implication for instruction
  2. Distinguish between active and passive learning
  3. Implement metacognitive strategies to promote active learning
  4. Identify, develop and implement active learning strategies
  5. Identify, develop and implement collaborative classroom activities

Inquiries on any of these two courses should be sent to facdev@knightinstitute.org