Presentation Title

Backward Design for Library Instruction

Presenter Information

Amy Gratz, Mercer UniversityFollow

Location

Room 1220 A/B

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Many librarians may be familiar with the general concepts of Backward Design, but few resources are available to help apply this method of Instructional Design to typical library instruction sessions. Based on professional literature and personal experience, the presenter of this workshop will guide participants through the Backward Design process and how it can be used to develop a typical one-shot instruction session. Participants will join in the practical application of this process by collaboratively planning a library instruction session for a standard freshman writing course. Through this process, we will also briefly discuss student learning objectives (SLOs), in-class assessment techniques, and active learning, culminating in the creation of an outline for teaching a session.

Presentation Description

Many librarians may be familiar with the general concepts of Backward Design, but few resources are available to help apply this method of Instructional Design to typical library instruction sessions. During this workshop, participants will not only learn about Backward Design, but also how to apply this process directly to planning a one-shot instruction session. The workshop is designed to take participants through the process step-by-step, but those who are familiar with Backward Design are welcome to attend and share their ideas in this collaborative session. By the end of the workshop, we will have collaboratively created an outline for a basic one-shot instruction session.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

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Sep 25th, 10:00 AM Sep 25th, 11:30 AM

Backward Design for Library Instruction

Room 1220 A/B

Many librarians may be familiar with the general concepts of Backward Design, but few resources are available to help apply this method of Instructional Design to typical library instruction sessions. Based on professional literature and personal experience, the presenter of this workshop will guide participants through the Backward Design process and how it can be used to develop a typical one-shot instruction session. Participants will join in the practical application of this process by collaboratively planning a library instruction session for a standard freshman writing course. Through this process, we will also briefly discuss student learning objectives (SLOs), in-class assessment techniques, and active learning, culminating in the creation of an outline for teaching a session.