May 13-17, 2013
You’ve designed the assignment, met with students as they worked on it, and now you have the finished product in front of you. The results are not what you expected, and you ask yourself, “Are my students really learning anything?”
If this scenario is even vaguely familiar, this workshop track is for you. We will go through a step-by-step process, starting with student learning outcomes and culminating with assessment tasks and measurement tools. Continue reading
Course name: “Designing a New Learning Environment”, Fall 2012
Instructor: Paul Kim, Assistant Dean for Information Technology and CTO, Stanford University School of Education
This was a 9 week course, and 18,054 students from all over the world registered. Over halfway through the course only 730 students were still working on it. I ended up spending every Sunday afternoon or evening during the rainy October and November months working on the class. I am not aware of a certificate or any other proof that I could get that I completed it. Continue reading
In October, we kicked off a new project which will focus on fostering the community of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) practitioners at Leeward Community College and Hawaii at large. We will answer the question, what does it mean to have quality PBL in your course? A team of faculty who have been practicing PBL for several years will look at scenarios, student learning outcomes and tasks, authentic assessment, and teamwork. For each topic, the team will develop standards/guidelines, best practices, key questions and resources. These will be combined to create overall PBL online site which has a collection of standards/guidelines, best practices, key questions, and resources.
The Destination: Problem-Based Learning (DPBL) project at the Experiential Learning Center at Truckee Meadows Community College advocates for and supports problem-based learning in STEM classrooms nationally. We develop tools for faculty creating and assessing PBL scenarios and tasks for their classrooms and sponsor a Library of Scenarios and Tasks. We work with our PBL and ATE allies to develop professional development opportunities including the SC ATE National Resource Center‘s Roots and Wings Instructional Leadership Institute in Charleston SC, Leeward Community College’s Pacific Region Learning Summit (PRLS) May 13-17th, and the Mid Pacific ICT Center’s Summer Faculty Professional Development Continue reading