Using UbD to Train University Professors to Use iclickers in the ClassroomPresentation Transcript
The Road to Success: Using the UbD Instructional Model to train university professors to use i>clickers as a tool for instruction By: Catherine Murphy
First, what is UbD? UbD stands for “Understanding by Design,” an approach to instruction in which we work backwards to obtain our desired outcome.... Beginning End
STEP ONE: Set some goals for instruction...
What do we want to accomplish in our training? 1. University professors' attitudes about using the i>clickers will become more positive 2. University professors will understand the benefits of i>clickers 3. Professors will be comfortable using i>clickers for instruction
STEP TWO: Determine how we are going to get there...
-Choose assessment methods that will show us our goals have been reached -Design our instruction so it will be apparent professors understand how to use i>clickers and are motivated to use them in their instruction
STEP THREE: Plan our trip... Where do we want to go? - What knowledge do we hope professors will take away from our instruction? How will we get them there? - What are our methods of instruction? What activities will do on our trip? - What tasks will the professors perform to gain knowledge and enjoy the trip?
Are we there yet??
The professors seem happy! They have positive attitudes about using i>clickers for instruction! They are motivated to use them! They know how to use them!
Our trip was a success! We made it to our destination!