The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning held its summer conference “Engaging and Assessing Our Students” on June 2-3 at the New York Law School. The conference continued the Institute’s wonderful tradition of providing an informal, inviting, and collegial atmosphere for teachers and administrators to share ideas and learn from one another. The conference’s program included over fifty workshops exploring techniques for engaging and assessing law students across the curriculum.
Widener Law Professors Dionne Anthon
, Anna Hemingway
, and Amanda Smith
from the Harrisburg campus presented “Adding Collaborative and Formative Feedback Opportunities to Your Classes: How Grading by Design and Working Together Save the Day.” The workshop explained how to provide collaborative assessment opportunities for students, regardless of the subject matter or size of the class. The attendees were given the opportunity to work together to consider and learn different ways collaboration could be incorporated into their own classes. The results of a three-year study the Legal Methods Program at the Harrisburg campus has been conducting on collaborative work in the legal writing curriculum was also shared during the presentation.