Available courses

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application.  Each module of the Start Teaching Today series provides a guided exploration of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level; helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through discussion board prompts.

What Do I Need for the First Day of Class?
This module offers tips and tools that will help you launch your successful teaching career.  The other courses in this strand will then help you take it to the next level.

Completers will earn a badge of completion.

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application.  Each module of the Start Teaching Today series provides a guided exploration of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level; helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through discussion board prompts.

How Do I Create a Positive Classroom Climate to Support Adult Learners?
Learning environments play a key role in establishing classroom climate.  Both physical and online classrooms need to optimize positive student interaction with the content, each other, and the instructor.

Completers will earn a badge of completion.

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application.  Each module of the Start Teaching Today series provides a guided exploration of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level; helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through discussion board prompts.

How Can I Enrich the Learning Experience? Making “A-ha!” Happen
Student engagement with the concepts they are learning provides more “a-ha!” moments (and content retention) than memorization plus testing or other low-engagement teaching methods.  This module introduces a range of student engagement strategies.

 

Completers will earn a badge of completion.

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application.  Each module of the Start Teaching Today series provides a guided exploration of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level; helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through discussion board prompts.

How Do I Know What They Know? Incorporating Authentic Assessment Practices
This module explores how to develop assessments that create a natural feedback loop for your teaching practice, providing opportunities for concept clarification and student referral to additional resources.

Completers will earn a badge of completion.

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application.  Each module provides a guided exploration of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level; helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through discussion board prompts.

Module One:  What Do I Need for the First Day of Class?
This module offers tips and tools that will help you launch your successful teaching career.  The other courses in this strand will then help you take it to the next level.

Module Two:  How Do I Create a Positive Classroom Climate to Support Adult Learners?
Learning environments play a key role in establishing classroom climate.  Both physical and online classrooms need to optimize positive student interaction with the content, each other, and the instructor.

Module Three:  How Can I Enrich the Learning Experience? Making “A-ha!” Happen
Student engagement with the concepts they are learning provides more “a-ha!” moments (and content retention) than memorization plus testing or other low-engagement teaching methods.  This module introduces a range of student engagement strategies.

Module Four: How Do I Know What They Know? Incorporating Authentic Assessment Practices
This module explores how to develop assessments that create a natural feedback loop for your teaching practice, providing opportunities for concept clarification and student referral to additional resources.

Module Five:  Capstone Activity - Creating a REACT Lesson
We bring it all together with the completion of this capstone activity.  Participants will create a "REACT" lesson plan that incorporates five specific strategies for designing meaningful lessons for students.

This is a five week long, scheduled, modular professional development opportunity; completers will earn a badge of completion.