Days and times (Summer 2019): Thursdays | 3pm – 4pm CT
Dates: June 24 – August 16
Instructors: Derek Bruff (Vanderbilt), Trina McMahon (UW Madison), Bennett Goldberg (Northwestern), Henry Campa (Michigan State), April Dukes (Pittsburg)
Credit information: n/a
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: 1/2 course
This free 8-week Massive Online Open Course will provide future and current STEM faculty with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and will apply what they learn to design lessons and assignments they can use in future teaching opportunities. Those who complete the course will be more informed and confident teachers equipped for greater success in the classroom.
Course participants will cover topics including learning principles, such as the role of mental models in learning and the importance of practice and feedback; fundamental elements of course design, including the development of learning objectives and assessments of learning aligned with those objectives; and teaching strategies for fostering active learning and inclusive classroom environments. Formats for course content include video content and transcripts, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and peer-graded assignments where participants will plan teaching and learning activities relevant to their disciplines.
In addition, the Delta Program will offer a local Learning Community to support the online course that will meet weekly on campus with a facilitator to discuss and go deeper with the materials provided by the course. For graduate students in particular, completion of both the course and learning community may be counted as a Delta course towards an internship or certificate.