Transparency in Assignment Design
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin, and Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professors, Schreyer Institute
Monday, 3/30/2020, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park
Mary Ann Tobin PortraitAdam Smith (Portrait)Do you consistently grade student work on a particular assignment that seems wide of the mark, misses the point, or seems like they haven’t read the instructions? Using a simple, three-part framework, you can help your students get closer to the mark.  Recent research illustrates the potential impact of a deceptively simple idea: explaining to students why we do what we do (Winkelmes et al., 2016). Bring your problematic assignment, and we will help you improve the alignment between your intentions and what your students do.