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Best Practices in Teaching at CSU: First Four Weeks

TILT Instructional Designers
An online, facilitated, asynchronous short course on using a combination of instructional techniques and low- to medium-stakes early assessments to prepare students for success throughout your course. Approaches include priming students’ interest in course subject matter, promoting an effective learning environment, and preparing students to succeed on high-stakes assignments. This short course aligns with the Classroom Climate and Feedback and Assessment domains of the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Framework. Participant time: 12 hours over 3 weeks. While the course is asynchronous, there are due dates throughout the three weeks to which participants should adhere.

Course Outcomes: You will be able to...
  1. Apply Institutional Research data and recommendations to decisions about how you will teach your course during the first four weeks.
  2. Plan, implement, and reflect on at least one content-related FFW strategy on the first day of class.
  3. Plan, implement, and reflect on at least one group-building activity during the first week of class to help create and foster a community of learners.
  4. Create and administer low-stakes assessment(s) during the first four weeks of class.
  5. Identify CSU resources that support student success in the first four weeks.
  6. Assess and activate prior knowledge of your students.
Dates and Times:
June 14, 2021 7:00 AM
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021 7:00 AM
Registration is closed.
Learn More:
Barb Houser, (970) 491-4820, barb.houser@colostate.edu