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Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Modified: April 13, 2016
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The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a range of opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to think about ways to translate their disciplinary perspectives into effective teaching strategies.  Learn more here.   Upcoming events are listed below and can be found on Searle's Calendar:


Upcoming Graduate and Postdoctoral Workshops (All take place in Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place Evanston, unless noted).

April 21st, 1:30-3pm - Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (Part 1)
Concrete expectations for complex tasks, feedback focused on process and student growth, efficient and robust evaluation tools: a good rubric can make you run faster, jump higher, and assess with the best. This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use. Batteries not included.  

In Part 1, they will focus on the key concepts and best practices of rubric development: identifying an assessment task, breaking down components skills, and picking a rubric type that best fits learning. Participants should come with a specific learning objective and/or assessment task to focus on. They will end this workshop ready to draft a rubric.

Register to attend here. If you have questions, contact Stephanie.


May 3rd, 1:30-3pm - Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (Part 2)
Concrete expectations for complex tasks, feedback focused on process and student growth, efficient and robust evaluation tools: a good rubric can make you run faster, jump higher, and assess with the best. This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use. Batteries not included.  

In Part 2, they will focus on preparing rubrics for classroom use: aligning rubrics with course outcomes, clearly articulating expectations of student performance, and integrating rubrics into assessment and feedback practices. Participants should come with a fully drafted rubric to share and workshop. They will end this workshop with rubrics ready to tweak, revise, and implement.

(Note: Participating in Part 2 requires a fully drafted rubric. Attending Part 1 is not a prerequisite for Part 2, but the latter workshop is intentionally designed for participants with a basic knowledge of rubric design and a fully drafted rubric to share and workshop.)

Register to attend here. If you have questions, contact Stephanie.

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