We invite Middlebury faculty to join us for a series of mini-workshops to kick off the fall semester! Workshop topics help you to explore digital pedagogy theory and practice in a number of ways, including designing assessments for learner variability, student-centered course design with Canvas, detecting and debunking misinformation on the web, and creating effective presentations. View other workshop descriptions and sign up to attend.
Designing Digital Assignments that Support Learner Variability
Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Director of Digital Pedagogy and Media, DLINQ
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:30-2:30 PT/4:30-5:30 pm ET
Location: online via Zoom
Looking for strategies to support the diverse learning needs that students bring to your classroom? In this session, we’ll use Universal Design for Learning as a framework to explore ways of using digital media and digital technologies to design assignments that account for learner variability and promote the success of all learners. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, we’ll work together to identify barriers that might exist in our own assignments and address those barriers using the UDL principles. Please feel free to bring an assignment that you’d like to revise.