Format of the Teaching Institute
The interactive sessions are designed to explore innovations and research about undergraduate education. Session leaders will present a series of mini-lectures and activities about each topic. In addition, teams of participants will work with session leaders to develop and lead reading assessment activities that are designed to assess understanding of the material.
Group work is one of the most important processes of the Teaching Institute. The group process encourages the cross-fertilization of ideas among participants and across the many disciplines represented. Much of the week is devoted to group work. Participants should feel free to ask questions or share comments about the group process.
Group Presentations and Peer Review
Most of the last afternoon will be devoted to group presentations. Each group will have 15 minutes to present a teachable tidbit, followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer period. Presentations should include the three main themes of the Teaching Institute. Presentations should begin with a brief overview of the teachable tidbit and its learning goals to provide context about what each group hopes to accomplish. Participants will serve as the audience, providing verbal and written feedback.
- Inclusive Classrooms
- Active Learning
- Teaching Statements and Portfolios
- Course Planning
- Preparing for the 1st Day
- Final Presentations; Panel Discussion
- Awarding of Certificates
The institute's instructors, all from Johns Hopkins, come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds: