The Teaching Institute is a three-day workshop offered in person for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in enhancing their classroom teaching skills. No prior teaching experience is required!
Goal of the Teaching Institute
The goal of the Teaching Institute is to enable participants to be successful and confident classroom teachers. Participants will explore the benefits of active learning, ongoing assessment, and fostering inclusive classrooms. They will examine a variety of teaching practices and principles and will also participate in peer-evaluated micro-teaching exercises or choose to present a lesson plan that they develop as part of the Teaching Institute.
Themes of the Teaching Institute
The Teaching Institute is based on the concept of teaching-as-scholarship, which challenges instructors to bring to teaching the critical thinking, rigor, creativity, and spirit of experimentation that defines research in all disciplines. Teaching as scholarship embodies three core themes: active learning, assessment, and diversity.
A full description of the Teaching Institute, is online here.