Tools and Resources

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This document describes a specific strategy that provides a collaborative learning experience for students.

In-depth discussion of planning and writing a case study. Key steps discussed include identifying the reason for using a case study; drafting the case; and piloting and revising it.

This FAQ sheet addresses many issues related to attendance in large classes.

Three examples of simple mid-semester feedback questionnaires.

This document offers a nice overview of Inquiry Based Learning.

A handout that provides information and exercises on how to plan an effective class session.

This document provides an example of a test blueprint, which can be used to help guide test development and ensure that the test questions appropriately reflect the learning objectives of the unit that the test is designed to assess. It can also help students when they study for the test.

Brief explanation of several easy-to-use Classroom Assessment Techniques, with examples.

This checklist includes a list of items that Penn State requires be included in all syllabi, per Faculty Senate Policy 43-00 Syllabus. It also includes links to example syllabus statements and lists items that the Schreyer Institute recommends be included in every syllabus.

An easy to use graphical representation of updated Bloom's Taxonomy congitive domain, including definitions.

This document, excerpted from the Penn State Teacher II, includes strategies for planning, implementing, and grading collaborative projects (aka team work or group work). It includes a discussion of group conflicts.

This two-page handout provides a basic explanation of how to make and use rubrics to improve grading. Print references included.

This document describes strategies for encouraging and enabling students in large classes to participate in class.

This file describes the characteristics of adult learners and strategies for instructors who teach them.

This PowerPoint presentation describes how to us item analysis to determine the efficacy of multiple choice questions.