Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 19 2015

SIP 2.13 Backward Design

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Backward Design (Wiggins & McTighe) provides a framework for course and lesson design that in which instructors begin by identifying course objectives and then determine acceptable evidence to determine whether students have met those objectives and only then plans instruction that will support students in meeting the desired objectives. Take …

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Nov 12 2015

SIP 2.12 Tips for Successfully Engaging with First-Year Students

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? While it may seem like freshmen students only land in First Year Success courses, the truth is that they are scattered throughout all disciplines and course levels.  What does the population of freshmen look like at MSU Denver this fall? 50% are white, 50% are of other races/ethnicities. The average …

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Nov 05 2015

SIP 2.11 Teaching Students to Embrace Uncertainty

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Students today too often are taught isolated, static “facts” that belie the complexity, interconnectedness, and rapidly changing nature of knowledge in the “real world”. If we are to successfully prepare our students for life after academia, where answers are seldom clear-cut or permanent, we much teach them to grapple with …

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