Course Development with Backward Design (PD 3)

Fall 2021 Dates TBD

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PD3 – Course Development with Backward Design framework is a three-week professional development course during which the participants (faculty and staff) will learn how to:

  1. Design and develop a lesson plan utilizing the Backward Design framework (Understanding by Design by Wiggins and McTighe
  2. Use the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework when writing assessment instructions. 
  3. Write measurable and observable learning objectives (you can test out of this topic)

Why should I take PD3?

PD3 – Course Planning and Development with Backward Design Framework is intended for faculty and staff who want to learn how to develop a pedagogically appropriate lesson plan for their face-to-face and online classroom. Knowing how to create lesson plans will significantly reduce the time you spend on planning and designing, and your students will appreciate the clarity and logical layout of your courses.  

PD3 Course Structure

The course is 100% asynchronous. It starts on Wednesday and ends on Wednesday three weeks later. The main deliverable is a complete lesson plan with course goals, module goals, assessments written using TILT, and a list of learning activities. Check out the course syllabus for more detailed course information

Who can take PD3?

This course can be taken by the EKU faculty and staff.

How to enroll in PD3?

Please complete this form to enroll into PD3 – Course Development with Backward Design

Once we receive your inquiry, we will email you on how to access the course.