There is still time to sign up for the 2013-2014 Innovative Course-building Workshop Series

The Innovative Course-building Group invites you to join our 2013-2014 course-building workshop series and explore how backward course design can help you build a course you want to teach.

Reserve your spot at
http://icbg.wordpress.com/workshops/

These workshops might be for you if …

  • … you are planning or teaching a new course.
  • … you’ve been teaching a course for a while, but want to breath new life into it.
  • … you are interested in trying some new approaches but don’t know where to start.
  • … you’ve been trying some new approaches and want feedback.
  • … you are just interested in issues of teaching and learning.
  • … you are wondering what service learning, civic engagement, active learning, engaged learning and all these other buzz words really mean.

AND THE BEST PART IS THAT YOU WILL BE WORKING ON YOUR OWN COURSE, SO AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER YOU WILL HAVE A COURSE READY TO TEACH.

Workshop Schedule
All sessions begin at 3:30 and end with a "happy hour". Location TBD – we will contact you with details!!

  • 11 Oct What is the “Big Idea”?
  • 25 Oct What is the “Big Idea”? 2nd Chance
  • 15 Nov Setting Learning Goals
  • 24 Jan What do your students know?
  • 28 Feb Choosing the right activities & Building the Syllabus
  • May 16 IC-bG Summer Institute in Macon

Questions? Contact Caralyn Zehnder

About the IC-bG

Who we are …
The Innovative Course-Building Group (IC-BG) is a grass-roots social network for learning that supports teaching faculty and staff across disciplines. We use civic issues as a catalyst for designing engaging courses that will result in important student learning.

Our guiding principles …

  • Time is valuable: gatherings are deliberately designed to be productive, meaningful, and enjoyable uses of this limited resource.
  • Good ideas recycled, refined, and adapted become great ideas.
  • Teaching and learning rarely happen in isolation: collaboration supports innovation.

Our people …

IC-bG is a collection of faculty that have come together to engage with issues of teaching and learning. Most of us started with the workshop series but some have come through other routes. All are welcome. Learn more at https://icbg.wordpress.com.

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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