Course Design – Course design resources are centered around foundational pedagogical frameworks for effective and engaging learning in a course. Explore topics like writing learning objectives, aligning class activities to learning objectives, examining course policies and procedures, and writing a syllabus.
Assessment – As educators, we need methods of obtaining and analyzing evidence of student learning to know if our teaching is making a difference. Explore topics like formative and summative assessment, various methods of student assessment, writing effective test questions, metacognition, and ungrading.
Instructional Methods – What you do while teaching matters. Explore various pedagogical techniques for promoting student learning including active learning, facilitating discussion, group work, and flipped classrooms.
Classroom Climate – The teaching-learning process is inherently a social act. Educators should be mindful of the social and emotional dynamics in our courses because they impact learning and performance. Explore topics like student belonging, promoting a growth mindset, transparency, student choice and agency, and handling difficult moments in the classroom.
Inclusive Teaching – Focuses on concrete strategies and examples for how to intentionally enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching. Explore topics like managing the impact of biases, reducing microaggressions in learning environments, addressing imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat, creating inclusive learning environments, and designing equity-centered courses.
Reflective Practice – Critically reflecting on our teaching helps us examine the validity of our teaching and learning assumptions and the efficacy of our teaching activities. Explore intentional activities to promote and support your reflective practice including self-assessments and inventories, interpreting student evaluations, teaching observations, and exploring the scholarship of teaching and learning.