Using Backward Design for More Effective Teaching
Backward design is a concept that is taught in some user education/library instruction classes, but is not a large part of the education of every library worker who teaches or trains. First introduced by Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe in their book ” Understanding by Design” , its basic steps can be adapted to ay teaching context. whether it’s training student workers or giving a workshop on computer skills to seniors. This course will cover the basics of backward design, ask participants to practice them in several different contexts, and then apply them to a context in their work.
This course will be mostly asynchronous with synchronous sessions at the beginning, so that participants can get to know each other, and at the end, so they can present their final projects.
Registration information at – https://www.ala.org/rusa/using-backward-design-more-effective-teaching1