In this module, faculty learn how to plan for a successful first day of class or first week of an online module by building a community of learners, and implementing active learning strategies to help students understand course expectations.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must apply one or more techniques, such as creating an outline for the first class session, developing an online orientation module, using an icebreaker or online introduction activity, or assigning a syllabus activity.
The Effective Practice Framework
Learn how to ensure learner-centered course outcomes, build an inclusive syllabus, and more.
The learning environment you build impacts persistence, learning, and chances for student success. Learn how to lead a productive first day, promote a civil learning environment, motivate your students, and much more.
From group learning activities, to planning effective discussions – you’ll unlock evidence-based strategies that promote active learning, giving all students the chance to be fully involved in their own education.
Advanced questioning, powerful note-taking skills, and beyond…Learn the strategies that can deepen learning and enhance every teaching moment.
Learn the methods of formative and summative assessment that best promote learning and help you refine your teaching. From equitable grading practices to providing useful feedback – and more.