Aligning Assessments to Course Goals: An Interactive Workshop

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Building 68, 181
31 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

Darcy G. Gordon, Ph.D. and Swati B. Carr, Ph.D.,

MITx Biology Digital Learning Lab Fellows,


Teaching is central to an academic career, yet many feel uncertain about teaching assignments, as a TA or instructor, due to lack of experience or training. A vital first step to becoming an effective and efficient instructor is knowing what you want your students to learn, and how to measure their achievement. During this focused and interactive workshop, participants will work with their own course materials (or materials from a teaching assignment) to define learning goals and objectives and design effective assignments that align to those student outcomes. Whether you are a first-time TA, a postdoc preparing for a faculty position, or current faculty, we invite you bring any materials or ideas related to a single unit or topic that you plan on teaching to workshop with your colleagues.

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