Have You Tried Scaffolding Large Assignments?

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/14/2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
Engelmann B73

Presenter

Connie Schroeder
connies@uwm.edu

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Breaking larger assignments into smaller steps is a win-win for students and instructors. Yet, instructors often inherit courses in which assignments are assigned early in a course and simply due at the end, with nothing visible in-between. There are many stories of what can go horribly wrong when there are no opportunities built in for redirection, feedback, and incremental progress. Scaffolding assignments for the “learning steps” versus simply the “parts” of the assignment often raises the level of learning and quality and allows students to step up higher levels of learning. Explore models of scaffolding and how brief in-class, peer review, and self-assessment can help off-set the fear of creating “more work” for busy instructors. Those who scaffold, never go back!!

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