Engaging Teaching Practices Course

To celebrate NDLW, today, we would like to remind you of the Engaging Teaching Practices Course.

We are piloting a new online resource on engaging teaching practices this fall, which offers an introduction to research on how students learn, clear guidelines for making your courses accessible to all students, and practical strategies for engaging students throughout the semester.

Assistant Professor, Allison Wilson, from the Department of Teaching and Learning, shares her thoughts on the course in the following statement:

"Engaging Teaching Practices is absolutely a gem. The course contains endless resources to improve faculty teaching in a face-to-face and an online course environment. There is truly something for everyone. Even the most experienced and veteran course instructors will find remarkable opportunities to build on current practice and increase opportunities for meaningful student engagement.

I found the various examples of rubrics and assessment opportunities to be particularly valuable. Specifically, the sample discussion board rubric and the resource, 50 Techniques for Assessing Course-Related Knowledge and Skills. With so many turn-key documents and valuable resources I found myself book marking, downloading, and saving materials constantly!

While to some, the initial amount of information and resources may appear overwhelming, everything in the course is so well-organized and a one-stop-shop for professional development. I know I’ll continue to go back and visit various aspects of this course throughout my future teaching. I’m grateful and impressed that the University of Montana has placed such a considerable emphasis on teaching excellence, something so critical for student success."

-Allison Wilson, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

You can self-enroll in Engaging Teaching Practices and have the option to earn a Certificate of Completion for the course.