Transform Your Assignments: A Hands-On Session

Teaching: Transform Your Assignments

Ever feel frustrated with the work your students hand in? Maybe it doesn’t meet your expectations, doesn’t follow your directions, or doesn’t conform to the standards of your field? In this session we’ll use the Transparent Assignment Design Framework to develop assignments that more clearly convey standards and expectations to your students and align fully with your course goals. After looking at examples, you will workshop assignments with your peers to make them more inviting and inclusive. For this popular activity, please bring one of your own assignments to share. Please note: to allow ample time, this participatory workshop will span two hours.

This workshop is part of the Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies series for GW instructors seeking strategies to increase student engagement and communicate with learners in new ways. Workshops in this series are sponsored by the Instructional Core. The Instructional Core provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for instructors in search of teaching solutions. If you need feedback on assignment or syllabus design, advice on teaching methods, or ideas for new activities, consider booking a consultation with the Instructional Core.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact libraryevents@gwu.edu at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.