Create an evidence-based teaching plan: 4-week series

Prerequisite: Must have taken, or be taking, a Delta or CIRTL course or (or approved alternative; contact internship@delta.wisc.edu with questions). See list of Delta courses here; note that Learning Communities such as Research Mentor Training do not satisfy this prerequisite. This four-week series is required preparation to join a Delta internship cohort; however, this series is open to all who have taken a course, whether or not you plan to do a Delta internship.

Days and times (Fall 2020): Four Wednesdays 9am-11am on November 4, 11, 18,  and 12/2 (no meeting Thanksgiving week). Participants attend all four sessions, and should also expect ~ 2 hours/week of independent asynchronous* work time outside of the workshops on activities including readings, watching videos, completing assignments and contributing to online discussions.
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Location: Online (link will be emailed to registrants)
Instructors: Devin Wixon
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Required preparation for the the internship

Please complete this form if you will be joining a Delta intern cohort in the next semester and can’t attend the times offered.

This four-week series will explore key topics in evidence-based teaching as you build a sample aligned teaching plan: measurable learning outcomes, assessments that promote learning, and equitable and engaging activities. Discussions of creating learning communities and learning through diversity are interwoven throughout. Participants will leave with a backwards-designed teaching plan that might be used in a teaching portfolio or guest teaching experience.

*Asynchronous means that you work on your own schedule, either independently or collaboratively (but possibly at different times). Aysnchronous work includes watching videos, completing readings, quizzes and assignments, contributing to online discussion boards and collaborative documents, and peer reviewing others’ work.

Synchronous means that you, other participants, and your instructor interact using a specific virtual platform at a specific time, often using microphones and webcams to interact in “real time”. Most synchronous courses also have an asynchronous component (assignments outside of class).


Thinking about joining an internship seminar (offered fall or spring)?

You may complete this four-week prep series and join any future intern cohort; it doesn’t have to be the subsequent semester.

Optional: Join the intern information session: Wednesday October 21, 12:30pm-1:30pm

The Spring 2021 internship seminar will be Thursdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm.

You will need to complete a project agreement with your faculty partner by January 11, and have the kickoff meeting with your faculty partner before the semester begins. We can help you find a project during this series.
->Intern opportunities you might consider as your teaching project are here.
->Faculty partner agreement including prompts to guide the kick off meeting are here.

Questions? Contact Devin at internship@delta.wisc.edu.