The Program Design Series is off and running! We’ve enjoyed stimulating and helpful presentations from experts in the field covering multiple aspects of program design including planning the purpose and outcomes of programs, coordinating the logistics, and tools for designing programs collaboratively. To complement these presentations, the Learn Forward team has partnered with many of our presenters to offer eBooks as an additional resource to support your institutional programming efforts and initiatives.
We are happy to announce that the first eBook in the series, 5 Steps to Designing Programs with Purpose, is available to download today!
This free eBook will walk you through the five steps of planning programs using a Backwards Design process to:
- Identify the desired results
- Craft the goals and outcomes
- Determine acceptable evidence
- Consider the situational factors
- Plan the learning experiences and means of instruction
By utilizing this method, institutions are able to create a campus community that promotes student learning, growth, and development in a challenging, yet safe environment. While it may not be instinctive to plan programs using this approach, it is one of the most intentional ways to ensure that your programs and events are not only successful, but also meet the greater learning outcomes and goals you have for your campus community programs.
So, give it a read and ask yourself how the steps outlined in this eBook compares to your current planning process. Is it similar? Completely different? Is it missing anything? Comment below and let us know how you plan to use it in your office, department, or institution!