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Utilizing a Choose-Your-Own Adventure Style Syllabus for Adaptive Teaching in Uncertain Times

Teaching in the midst of COVID-19 has proven to be extremely challenging, especially with the constant uncertainty about teaching formats: Will I be teaching online? In-person? Hybrid? Hy-flex? Could my class format be subject to change suddenly due to shifts in public health? This workshop will offer one way of adapting to multiple (and potentially) changing teaching and learning formats: The Choose-Your-Own Adventure syllabus. A Choose-Your-Own Adventure syllabus allows students to choose from a variety of different possible assignments (or even propose their own) in order to play to students' strengths and give them agency over their own learning, all while working toward the same overarching course objectives and goals. We will discuss what a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure syllabus is, how it benefits student learning as an example of learner-centered teaching, and how it can help educators adapt to teaching in uncertain times. The presenter will also discuss their experience using a Choose-Your-Own Adventure syllabus in the past, while reflecting on what worked, what didn't, and what student evaluations revealed about the usefulness of the Choose-Your-Own Adventure format. This workshop will be offered live via Zoom and will also be recorded for later viewing. Participants will be able to interact with the presenter via the Zoom "chat" function throughout the workshop, and then we will open up to a live Q & A at the end. Please be sure to register at least 24 hours prior to the workshop itself so that you may receive the Zoom invitation we will send out the day before. This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate.
Dates and Times:
July 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2020 12:00 PM
Registration is closed.