Educators need to have strategies for instructional planning and design that will enable them to deliver content to their students that are relevant and applicable. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Essential Teaching Strategies | Origin: ED405 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

I appreciated the clear definitions and examples of the various types of learning strategies, including direct, indirect, interactive, and independent.  It provided me with a lot of great new...

Essential Teaching Strategies | Origin: ED405 | New comment by Jennifer Manning

We utilize all of the types of learning, however I could focus less time on direct during lecture hours and add in more indirect learning strategies.  

Preparation for Lesson Planning | Origin: ED109 | New comment by Deborah Payne

I have been toying with the idea of pre-tests. Seems like a good idea to start now.  

New Trends and Critical Application | Origin: ED134 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

We are excited to be able to use simulated environments available on-line to enhance learning and outcomes for our therapy students.  Simulated case studies allow students the opportunity to...

The Impact of Newer Literacy Skills and Use | Origin: ED134 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

This training has highlighted for me the importance of developing critical thinking skills in our students when using new literacy in the classroom.  Although there is unlimited information at...

Critical Characteristics of New Literacy | Origin: ED134 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

Technology brings a bevy of new opportunities as well as new challenges to literacy and learning.  It definitely provides opportunity for more breadth and depth of learning and access to...

Defining Critical Aspects of Literacy | Origin: ED134 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

Literacy skills include listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and all four of these components are vital to comprehension and understanding.  Effective instructors should build in...

Preparation for Lesson Planning | Origin: ED109 | New comment by Jeffrey Hepker

Your first step should be a fact finding mission. What do your students already know?  

Overview of Lesson Plans | Origin: ED109 | New comment by Marc Salvatus

Have a physical copy of your lesson plans in the event of your absence (requiring a substitute teacher), technological issues, or for future interviews.

Preparation for Lesson Planning | Origin: ED109 | New comment by Marc Salvatus

Not all lessons will finish on time, so plan ahead and prepare activities/content for when lessons end earlier than expected.