Tuesday, September 19, 2023
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
This workshop is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.
To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at Creating Effective Learning Experiences: Backward Design and Alignment. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.
The webinar starts at 11:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 11:45 a.m.
Whether you are new to backward design or looking to enhance your existing instructional practices, this webinar will provide you with practical strategies to create effective learning experiences. We will explore the powerful instructional design approach of backward design, which starts with the end in mind and prioritizes desired learning outcomes. You will discover how to align assessments with learning outcomes and design instructional strategies that support the achievement of these outcomes. Additionally, you will learn how to incorporate inclusive practices into your backward design process, ensuring that your courses are accessible and promote academic success for all learners.
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Center for Teaching Excellence
Gloria Washington is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with over 24 years of experience in higher education at the University of South Carolina. She serves as a co-chair for the Provost Advisory Committee for Women Initiatives (PACWI). She is a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. Washington completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses. Before coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. Washington serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is the President of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL). Washington also authors the blog, Pedagogy Before Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Master of Business Administration. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. Her instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”