Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence plans two workshops

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present Best Practices for Designing Effective Multiple Choice Tests from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Room 201 Chambers Building.

In this workshop you'll learn strategies for linking test items to learning objectives and instructional activities. We'll practice using a test blueprint, a tool that can help you and your students. We'll discuss rules for writing effective multiple choice items and give you an opportunity to begin writing or revising a test for one of your courses. This program will be led by Crystal Ramsay, instructional consultant at the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

This workshop is intended as a companion to Item Analysis: Improving Multiple Choice Tests, but attending both is not required.

Participants should bring a multiple choice test they would like to revise or some material to begin writing questions for a new exam.

To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10610.

The Schreyer Institute will also present two session of Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Room 315 Rider Building and from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in Room 315 Rider.

This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools you need for developing a strong statement that will stand out. This program will be led by Larkin Hood, instructional consultant at the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. All graduate students are welcome.

To register for the Sept. 25 session, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10612.

To register for the Sept. 26 session, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10613.

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Last Updated September 17, 2013