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Foundations In Teaching And Learning - A Series For Educators

The Apple Tree Society is sponsoring a 7-part series for educators, “Foundations in Teaching and Learning”. 
Whether you are new to teaching or an experienced educator, this series provides opportunities for expanding and practicing skills, networking, and fun!   In addition, a certificate is available for those completing assignments beyond attendance at the sessions.

Session Dates (12:00 – 1:00 PM)

January 13, 2016 – Session #1:  Getting Ready to Teach (Start with the End in Mind)
January 27, 2016 – Session #2:  Instructional Design in the Real World
February 10, 2016 – Session #3:  Portfolios
February 24, 2016  - Session #4: Teaching Methods and Techniques
March 9, 2016 – Session #5: Formative Assessment
March 23, 2016 – Session #6:  Summative Assessment, Part I
April 6, 2016 – Session #7:  Summative Assessment, Part II:  The Role of Testing in Teaching:  Creating Effective Test Questions

Session 1: Getting Ready to Teach (Start with the End in Mind)

Joe Vuthiganon, DMD
Jennie Ariail, PhD
Mary Mauldin, EdD

Getting Ready to Teach (Powerpoint)
Bloom's Handout (PDF)
Effective Teaching Handout (PDF)
Portaal (PDF)

Session 2: Instructional Design in the Real World

Dusti Annan-Coultas, EdD
Mary Mauldin, EdD

Instructional Design Nuggest (Powerpoint)
Instructional Design Handout (DOCX)

Session 3:  Portfolios

Lindsay Hamil, PhD

Portfolios (PDF)

Session 4: Teaching Methods and Techniques

Panel Discussion

Session 5: Formative Assessment

Small Changes in Teaching (PDF)

Session 6:  Summative Assessment, Part I

Michael Kern, PhD
Suzanne Thomas, PhD

Assessment Handout (PDF)

Session 7:  Summative Assessment, Part II:  The Role of Testing in Teaching:  Creating Effective Test Questions

Jennie Ariail, PhD

Assessment (Powerpoint)

Angela Egner
Lisa Langdale

Assessing Competency in Clinical Care (Powerpoint)

Certificate Requirements:

  • Attend 5 of the 7 sessions and complete online evaluations of each session attended
  • Find a mentor, observe them teaching, and complete an observation form
  • Review an article of your choice related to teaching or learning
  • Write a paragraph about a change you will make to an existing course or how you plan to integrate something learned during the series
  • Begin development of a teaching portfolio* including a statement of teaching, evaluations by peers review or students, and your curriculum vitae
  • Complete post-test

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