Format of the Teaching Institute
The interactive sessions are designed to explore innovations and research about undergraduate education. Session leaders will present a series of mini-lectures and activities about each topic. In addition, teams of participants will work with session leaders to develop and lead reading assessment activities that are designed to assess understanding of the material.
Group work is an important processes of the Teaching Institute. The group process encourages the cross-fertilization of ideas among participants and across the many disciplines represented. Participants should feel free to ask questions or share comments about the group process.
Individual Presentations and Peer Review
Most of the morning on the last day is devoted to presentations. Each person will have 15 minutes to present either an overview of their lesson or use the time to practice a micro-teaching activity. Each presentation is followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer period.
Topics Covered Include
- Backward Design
- Active Learning
- Universal Design for Learning
- Inclusive Classrooms
- Course Planning
- Preparing for the 1st Day
- Teaching Statements and Portfolios