Kevin Kelly: Workshop – (Re)Designing Equitable Online Assignments, From Back To Front


Over four fast-paced micro-shop sessions, you will use strategies from the Design for Learning Equity framework to design or redesign an online assignment. In each 20-minute micro-shop, Kevin Kelly will introduce a variety of potential strategies to achieve specific equity goals. You and your colleagues will then discuss the most relevant strategies to address equity issues in your own classes, and identify at least one strategy that you plan to use after the conference. The four micro-shops will follow the backward design model, beginning with assessment and ending with the instructions. When it’s all over, you will have completed the first phase of (re)designing an online assignment with equity in mind… from back to front. Participants will follow the backward design model to (re)design an online assignment with equity in mind:

    • Assessment: Participants will investigate methods to increase learning equity in how students complete and submit their work, and how they (the teacher) review and score that work.
    • Engagement: Participants will identify ways to increase learning equity during assignment-related interactions (e.g., student-student peer review, teacher-student feedback).
    • Content Review: Participants will discuss strategies for increasing equity related to reviewing content for an assignment (e.g., sharing multiple perspectives, using Open Educational Resources).
    • Instructions: Participants will explore an expanded Transparent Assignment Template to create equity-focused assignment instructions.


Workshop: (Re)Designing Equitable Online Assignments, From Back To Front

Presenter: Kevin Kelly, Consultant & Lecturer in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University.

Moderator: Christine Paige

Tracks:  Online Instructional Designers, Online Faculty

DAY 2: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
11:00AM – 12:30PM

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