Grading Schemes for Active Learning

Date(s) - 08/19/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Connie Schroeder

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This session is applicable to all course formats: Face-to-face, online, or blended.

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Shortly after you register, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link to participate. Please join the session 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to address any potential connection issues. Please have access to your syllabus (and any assignment descriptions) for practice during the workshop.

Are you experiencing one of the most common challenges in courses – getting students consistently to prepare for class, show up to class, engage and think in class? These essential student learning behaviors can and need to be supported with a well-designed course grading scheme.

Your course Grading Scheme does much more than allot points or weight to each graded learning activity in your course! Your Grading Scheme can support or actually work against the kind of learning you want to happen in your course. Whether you are using significant or minimal active learning, the success of this pedagogy relies on consistent preparation for class, attendance, and engagement in class or online. Traditional grading schemes are often “high stakes” and appear most often in lecture-driven courses. A high-stakes grading scheme sends the message to cram, memorize, and focuses on the “product.”

Learn multiple options to redesign your grading scheme to support your learning expectations! Leave with at least one redesigned course grading scheme!


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