Key Elements of Effective Course Planning
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Key Elements of Effective Course Planning

Author(s): Kelly Towey

2CE credits 9 Lessons Text

Analyze the key elements and steps for designing a course that will cover subject matter in an effective and engaging manner that facilitates learning. Lessons include laying the groundwork for successful course planning, developing learning objectives, writing a syllabus and lesson plans, learning assessments and the importance of reflection to bring it all together. Practical tips and reflective questions are included to help you apply the course content to your own classroom setting.

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of the course planning process.
  • Create learning objectives with measurable outcomes.
  • Develop an effective course syllabus and lesson plans.
  • Plan courses that effectively cover the intended subject matter.
  • Design learning assessments and homework that reflect the desired outcomes of a course.

  1. Introduction
  2. Laying the Framework
  3. Getting Started with the Planning Process
  4. Learning Objectives
  5. Syllabus Development
  6. Lesson Planning
  7. Homework and Learning Assessments
  8. Bringing it All Together
  9. Resources and Handouts

Kelly Towey, M. Ed., has over 20 years experience working in organized medicine and with national associations. Her consultant work includes work in the areas of Website content development, communications, project management, health policy and public relations.