Technical Instructors Workshop:
An Integrated Approach to Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Presented by Stephen Herd,
Automotive Instructor, Brookhaven College

Sponsored by the Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence

July 27-29, 2004—Midland College Advanced Technology Center
August 10-12, 2004—St. Philips College

Audience: All Instructors Teaching Technical Programs

In this three day seminar, we will demonstrate an integrated approach to curriculum design, implementation and evaluation. The presentation will lead instructors through the process of creating a course syllabus, skill centered lab sheets, and an evaluation tool. This will enable instructors to clearly communicate course objectives to students, monitor and evaluate student progress and effectively communicate this information to students in a timely manner.

The complete package used in this seminar will consist of the following:

  • Software that supports faculty in the development of course materials, including templates for a course syllabus, lab sheets and grade sheets.
  • Samples of course materials that can be used for training and in the classroom.
  • An instruction manual for faculty to review the material presented in the seminar.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Sorting objectives by domain, level and sequence
  • Assigning objective evaluation criteria—quantity, quality and efficiency standards
  • Defining level of performance—beginner, intermediate and advanced
  • Determining activity type—remediation, core and enrichment

Comments from 2003 Workshop Participants:

“The classroom management techniques taught by Stephen are applicable to any discipline. They emphasize personal accountability, stress higher-level thinking skills, and provide learners with an objective and fair format for self-evaluation.”

”I really appreciate Stephen's system for objectively measuring attitude. It emphasizes student responsibility for learning, which is great.”

“Stephen’s knowledge base spans the gamut. He offers excellent guidance on teaching methods, curriculum development, and grading techniques.”

Workshop Locations:

July 27-29, 2004
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Midland College
Advanced Technology Center, Room 137
3200 W. Cuthbert
Midland, TX 79705

August 10-12, 2004
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
St. Philips College
Norris Technical Building, Room NTB203
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78203

Fee: None

Each workshop will be limited to 20 instructors. Please download and then fax the Official Workshop Registration Form to register. (The file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to download.) Questions should be directed to Mary Beesley via email at [email protected].

Hotel Information for July 27-29 Workshop

Comfort Suites
4706 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
*Mention the Automotive Workshop to receive discounted rates.

Hotel Information for August 10-12 Workshop

Courtyard Downtown near Market Square
600 Santa Rosa South
San Antonio, TX 78204

Marriott Riverwalk
711 E. Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX 78205

Please Note:
Rates in San Antonio are subject to change without notice.

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