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.
Topics covered include Teaching-as-Scholarship, Backward Design, Assessment, Active Learning, Universal Design for Learning, Inclusive Classrooms, Evaluation, Course Planning, Preparing for the 1st Day.
A full description of the Teaching Institute is on its website.
Registration information is on the Teaching Institute's registration webpage on the Teaching Academy website.