(Re-)Designing a Clinic Using Backwards Design
Conference / Event Title
38th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Leading the New Normal: Clinical Education at the Forefront of Change
May 5-6, 2015This workshop is a four-part, interactive program that covers the beginning phases of developing a new clinic or revising an existing one. During the workshop, participants will use backwards design, an approach to instructional design and planning pioneered by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. By the end of the workshop, participants can expect to have identified the major goals of their clinics, the final grading assessment and rubric of their clinics, and the learning outcomes for their students. Readings will be assigned before the conference. Then, throughout the workshop, participants will receive feedback from colleagues and facilitators on the work they do during the workshop. Participants will apply for a spot in the workshop before the conference and must commit to attend the entire workshop. In addition to the other information in the application, applicants should also indicate the course that they would like to redesign and the reasons for the redesign.
Bennett, Susan; Alvarez, Alicia; Cimini, Christine; Cover, Danielle; and Weng, Carwina, "(Re-)Designing a Clinic Using Backwards Design" (2015). Presentations. 369.