CCT Semester Two: Disciplinary Teaching


II. Fall Semester: Evidence-Based Teaching in the Discipline 

What Will Participants Learn?
Participants will explore and apply evidence-based pedagogies in their teaching. By the end of the semester they will be able to:
  • Describe the principles of how people learn and their significance for planning class or lab sessions.
  • Summarize and present key findings from a literature review of evidence-based teaching practices in your discipline. 
  • Develop a class or lab lesson plan using backward design by integrating the principles of how people learn and evidence-based practices in your discipline.
  • Observe a peer's teaching and provide formative feedback to him or her through a formal observation report.
  • Reflect on the development of your teaching skills as a result of your Semester 2 experiences, update your preliminary teaching philosophy using suitable examples and evidence, and articulate a plan for improving your work in the classroom or lab.
What Will Participants Do?
Step 1: Exploring Evidence-Based Disciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Learning
  • Attend the following cohort meetings:
    • Evidence-Based Teaching Practices in Your Discipline
    • Planning and Observing Teaching Sessions 
  • Attend TWO required webinar and workshop:
    • Teaching Metacognitive Skills
    • Drafting a Teaching Philosophy
  • Attend ONE of the following in-person workshops:
    • Global Learning
    • Teaching in Stereo: Perspectives on Learner-Centered Instruction  
Step 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Disciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Primary, lab, and recitation instructors:
  • Using the Teaching Goals Inventory, develop a lesson plan for a class or lab session for the course you are currently teaching. 
  • Have your assigned cohort peer observe your teaching using your lesson plan and obtain post-observation feedback. Observe your assigned cohort peer teaching using his or her session plan and provide post-observation feedback. 
  • Optional: Observe a disciplinary faculty member’s teaching and hold a post-observation meeting to discuss what you observed.
Graders, office hour and classroom assistants:
  • Using the Teaching Goals Inventory, develop a class session plan for a course you will likely teach in the future and meet with CTL consultant to discuss.
  • Practice a portion of your plan during a cohort meeting and gather feedback from other participants.
  • Optional: Observe a disciplinary faculty member’s teaching and hold a post-observation meeting to discuss what you observed.
How Will Participants be Assessed?
Required Submissions:
  • Second Statement of Reflection
  • Teaching Goals Inventory Report
  • Lesson Plan for Class/Lab Session 
  • Completed Pre-Teaching Observation Form for Cohort Peer
  • Observation Report from Cohort Peer
Semester One: Foundational Teaching Principles

Semester Three: Taking a Reflective Approach to Teaching

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Center for Teaching and Learning

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