Backwards Design & Melding In-Class and Online Pedagogies

Below are two presentations we used in our Faculty and Organizational Development Spring Institute Workshop: “Tech-Savvy Teaching: Melding In-Class and Online Pedagogies.” It’s a little hard to follow out-of-context, but I was really proud of the fact that, before diving into technology tools, we spent almost a whole day on backwards design, big ideas/essential questions, and creating concept maps and visual syllabi. Our faculty did a fabulous job of engaging with this material and creating some wonderful course maps. What’s more, they humored us and trusted that developing good course objectives and conceptual structures was more than half the battle in using technology to maximize student learning.