September 7-October 8, 2010
Course Redesign and Assessment: Individual Consultations
Center for Learning and Development staff will conduct Individual consultations with QEP faculty focusing on the design of course syllabus, learning activities, and assessment measures that cultivate students’ higher order thinking skills.
October 15, 2010
Engaging Learners in Small and Large Groups
The workshop highlights instructional strategies that will engage students in active learning and cultivate students’ higher order thinking skills in both large and small classes.
November 5, 2010
Assessment Writing Strategies
This workshop provides practical guidelines on writing effective assessment items. The Assessment Specialist at the Center for Learning and Development will work with QEP faculty to revise their assessment items during this workshop.
December 10, 2010
Incorporating Instructional Technology in the Classroom & Individual Consultations
This workshop highlights instructional technology tools available on campus, offer strategies on how to incorporate instructional technology in teaching, and provide hands-on experience using selected tools. Center for Learning and Development staff will conduct individual consultations with QEP faculty to identify an instructional technology for use in QEP courses.
January 21, 2011
Classroom Management Strategies for Adult Learners
Post baccalaureate students have different learning styles and varied experiences. This workshop focuses on best instructional strategies for creating a dynamic learning environment and facilitating higher order thinking.
February 18, 2011
Using Blackboard to Cultivate Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills
This workshop highlights how to incorporate the “online” components of a Learning Management System like Blackboard to facilitate higher order thinking.
March 11, 2011
Cooperative Learning Strategies
The focus of this workshop is on how to design and facilitate cooperative learning activities to promote active learning and higher order thinking.
April 8, 2011
The CLD staff will work with the QEP Teaching Scholars to prepare for their presentations by providing individual consultations.
May 6, 2011
Demonstration Session I
To facilitate the completion of this first-year QEP milestone the QEP faculty will conduct a teaching demonstration highlighting their incorporation of instructional strategies, technology and assessment strategies that promote students’ higher order thinking in their QEP course(s).

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