Teaching Effectiveness Institute features teaching fundamentals and team-based learning

The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is finalizing plans for the upcoming Fall 2017 Teaching Effectiveness Institute, which will be held on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17 and 18. Day one of the Institute will address “Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction” and will feature a variety of speakers from NIU. Topics for the day include energizing the classroom experience, planning an effective course syllabus, assessing student learning, addressing cultural sensitivity in the classroom and others. Register here for day one. 

Day two of the Institute, “Team-Based Learning (TBL): A Transformative Strategy for Your Courses,” will feature Dr. David Matthes, professor in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning and the Department of Genetics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Matthes will discuss the elements of an effective team-based learning course, evaluating team-based and other insights gained from his experience using TBL in college courses. Register here for day two.

You may register for one or both days of the Institute. For more information, contact the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at 815-753-0595 or email facdev@niu.edu.

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