Course opens unofficially 25 May 2022; includes a 1-week holiday from June 29 – July 5, 2021
Active Learning and Expert Learners: discussion of learning & teaching myths; assigned readings on current research findings about teaching and learning.
Beliefs About Teaching and Learning
Essay: Why I Want to Learn More About Teaching
Learning Environments and Assessments: discussion on rigor and improving academic outcomes in higher education; assigned readings on improving student outcomes.
First draft of teaching philosophy statement
Diversity and Bias: discrimination and bias in teaching; assigned readings about experiencing bias or promoting diversity in science careers; inclusive classrooms.
Bias and Diversity articles
Inquiry-Based Science Education: differences between traditional laboratory activities and inquiry-based investigations; assigned readings on inquiry-based teaching in various STEM subjects.
HOLIDAY BREAK JUNE 29 – JULY 5, 2022
Writing Course Objectives: Bloom’s Taxonomy and student learning objectives; assigned readings about writing learning objectives.
Bloom's Taxonomy Practice
10 unique learning objectives
Creating Valid Assessments & Alternative Assessments: using rubrics and test blueprints; effective multiple choice and essay questions; designing and evaluating students without using tests for small and large classes; assigned readings on how to write valid assessment items.
5 test questions based on previously submitted learning objectives
Teaching Online: teaching and learning online; challenges and advantages; engaging students; resources and examples.
Online quiz – not graded
Elements of Curriculum Design: instruction on the steps involved in designing an entire course, a training session, or a single lesson.
Final copy of Teaching Philosophy Statement to include educational theories/strategies from course.
Writing a Syllabus & Reflections on Teaching: purpose of a syllabus; legal requirements of teaching; student/academic honor codes; student study habits; assigned reading on plagiarism and the purpose of a syllabus.
Syllabus based on topics in lecture and chosen subject / learning objectives.