|Call for models of innovation, best practices in teaching and learning|
Do you have a classroom strategy that works really well to engage students and get them excited about learning? Is there a teaching method or approach that you developed for your students as a result of work on a Bush Teaching Scholars project or some other inquiry into their learning in your class that has been particularly successful? Have you developed class exercises or assignments in creating or reconfiguring a class in preparation for the new ES program that seem to accomplish significant learning around broader learning goals? Or an approach that works really well to teach key concepts or ways of thinking to your majors?
There are so many great things happening in our classrooms at UND. And we are asking you to let us know about the successful, effective and/or innovative teaching and learning strategies that you have developed for our students. We want to gather these strategies with the intent of both acknowledging this good work and compiling inspiring models for others. We will share them on campus (for example to ground ongoing conversations on best teaching practices), and we also hope that over time this collection might grow into something larger for an audience external to UND.
Teachers whose strategies are selected will be expected to:
◦ create a "free-standing" handout that explains your strategy thoroughly and addresses its impact on student learning
◦ participate in an "On Teaching" session on “Innovative and Best Practices at UND”
◦ create a poster for display to provoke conversation around your teaching strategy (for those who are in disciplines that do not typically utilize posters, we can help with the technical issues of creating one. Basically the poster's purpose is to provide enough background information and a description of your teaching strategy to provoke conversation around your work at a poster session.)
The Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) will evaluate the strategies submitted for inclusion, and $750 will be awarded to faculty whose projects are selected. As with all FIDC funding, eligible faculty include those teaching full- or part-time; tenure-track or non-tenure track; adjunct or professorial faculty. If you would like more information, please contact the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 or email@example.com
Applications are due Wednesday, April 30. To apply for your teaching and/or learning strategy to be included among the “Models of Innovation and Best Practices in Teaching and Learning at UND”
1. fill out cover sheet available at http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/Documents/Models_of_Innovation_cover_sheet.pdf
2. in an attached narrative of no more than two pages, answer the following:
(a) What strategy are you submitting? What inspired it and how did you developed it? [cite your sources if appropriate]
(b) What do you want students to know or be able to do as a result of your teaching strategy? How do you know that learning occurred?
(c) Is there any other information that will help us determine the suitability of your strategy for this project?
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4233