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CUE’s First Course ReDesign Institute (CRI) – May 24-28 (10 participant limit)

Developed in the Faculty of Education at McGill in the early 2000s, the CRI is an amazingly effective model for rethinking and improving an existing course, or creating a new one. The CRI offers instructors powerful, and often new, lenses through which they can (re)develop student-centered courses that also focus on instructors’ preferred content and learning. By taking participants through 5 phases of course design – Concepts, Learning Outcomes, Teaching Strategies, Assessments, and Feedback – the CRI foregrounds your desired focus for your course, while always steering its development back to the learning experiences of students.

The CRI is a 5-day workshop delivered entirely virtually from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 24 through 28, inclusive. Participants will not spend the bulk of their time listening to lectures, but will spend portions of each day interacting with each other and the facilitators via Google Meet (a sample schedule may be viewed here).

How you can prepare:

  • have appropriate technology and internet connectivity
  • commit to attending and engaging every day
  • be ready to share your ideas, no matter how rough or ‘out there’
  • expect to engage in thoughtful, sensitive critique with your fellow participants

Having taken the CRI in 2013 and facilitated it many times since, I can honestly say it’s an excellent teaching-related PD opportunity. It is offered at no cost to participants, and benefits instructors and students alike. It’s a wonderful, collaborative model that Deanna and I look forward to facilitating with CUE instructors.

Contact me with any questions at otl@concordia.ab.ca.

To apply, please complete and submit this Google Form no later than May 19, 2021. Participation will be limited to the first 10 successful applicants (with enough demand, OTL may run another CRI later in spring or in summer).