Session Description

How can librarians ensure their sessions have an instructional impact on their students? How can librarians design lessons which centralize universal design of learning, encourage student-centered learning and equitable learner engagement, and emphasize critical and meaningful understanding? Backwards design, a pedagogical approach, encourages instructors to begin their lesson planning with an enduring understanding, instead of a list of activities. By doing so, instructors can ensure their lessons inspire critical thinking and reflection, while also reinforcing an inclusive and accessible approach to education. Attendees will leave the session with the ability to create their own enduring understandings, essential questions, learning outcomes, and assessments, and the capability to embed backwards design into their lesson plans.

Type of Library

Community College Library; College Library; Special Library; University Library; Consortia; Other


Backwards Design, Instructional Design, Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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Jun 3rd, 1:00 PM Jun 3rd, 2:00 PM

Backwards Design: A Critical Approach to Instructional Design


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