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Schedule

This schedule will be updated as necessary throughout the semester.

Week 1 (F 1/12)    Select Textbook & Topic(s)
We will choose one or two topics to focus on from single-variable calculus, and a common textbook to work from.

Topics: Continuity & the Chain Rule
Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, James Stewart

Week 2 (F 1/19)    Bloom’s Taxonomy
Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a framework for differentiating between levels at which a student relates to/has internalized a specified body of knowledge, ordered from superficial to deep/sophisticated.
Bloom’s Taxonomy is one tool that can aid in developing a course where teaching and assessment methods support clear objectives.
ex: Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to categorize homework problems for our chosen topic.
Week 3 (F 1/26)    Learning Objectives
What do you want your students to be able to do?
ex: Write learning objectives for the chosen topic, and classify according to the categories of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Find homework problems supporting each learning objective.
Week 4 (1/29–2/2)    Assessment
How do you know what your students know/can do?
ex: Write assessment questions (formative and summative) for the chosen topic, targeting the learning objectives from Week 3.
Week 5 (F 2/9)    Evidenced Based Instructional Practices (EBIPs), Introduction
Week 6 (F 2/16)    Designing Teaching Instruments / Content Delivery
How are your students going to learn a topic?
ex: Design a teaching instrument / method of content delivery for the chosen topic, that supports the learning objectives from Week 3. Write assessment questions (formative and summative) to evaluate students over this material in light of your teaching instrument / method of content delivery.
Week 7 (F 2/23)    Designing Teaching Instruments / Content Delivery (cont.)
Week 8 (F 3/2)    Presentation/Discussion of Teaching Instruments / Content Delivery & Exam Questions
Week 9 (F 3/9)    Presentation/Discussion of Teaching Instruments / Content Delivery & Exam Questions (cont.)
Week 10 (F 3/16)    Presentation/Discussion of Teaching Instruments / Content Delivery & Exam Questions (cont.)
Week 11 (F 3/23)    Open
3/26–3/30: Spring Break – No Class
Week 12 (F 4/6)    Grading
How do you assign points? What are you looking for in an answer?
ex: Given a problem, develop a rubric and use it to grade an example problem. Write a solution to a problem that meets a given point value.
Week 13 (F 4/13)    Grades
How do you determine a course grade? What does a grade “mean” (what metrics are you interested in, and how are you measuring success)?
ex: Set up a grading scheme for a course.
Week 14 (F 4/20)    Syllabus
What do you put on your syllabus?
ex: Write a syllabus.
Week 15 (F 4/27)    Open
Finals Week: 4/30–5/4