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Teaching Design and Practice

Pedagogy: Teaching Design and Practice

Content - in progress - will include:

Basic Skills Initiative Database of Effective Practices of Teaching Basic Skills Students contains programs, strategies, and practices that colleges submitted using two criteria: demonstrated student success and sufficient quantitative and/or qualitative data to substantiate their effectiveness.

A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence by Barbara Gross David, Lynn Wood, Robert C. Wilson. These were expanded into Tools for Teaching.

Classroom Assessment Techniques - Strategies to Check Student Learning, Iowa State University

The Educator's Reference Desk: A vast searchable database devoted to educational research.

Instructional design models

Institute of Learning Technologies, Teachers College Columbia University

Learning theories

Pedagogical tools/repository

Samples of:

      • rubrics
      • lesson plans
      • assessment tools
      • syllabi
      • Learning objects
      • strategies to check student learning

SBCC's Faculty Resource Center

SBCC Cartwright Learning Resource Center: Teaching & Learning Tools

Strategies for Teaching Thinking and Promoting Intellectual Development in Online Classes, by William Peirce (very thorough compilation of important information that is presented as an online workshop and applies to traditional teaching)

Teaching Students How to Learn (Meta-learning)

    • LRC workshops, resources, and services like Writing Center, Tutoring Center
    • Library workshops, courses & resources
    • Counseling workshops and (PD) courses

The time management strategies found here are recommended by Chris Bates and Jack Ullom.

Martin Ryder's Instructional Design Models, University of Colorado at Denver, School of Education

Teaching with Technology

Learning Principles and Practices from EDUCAUSE

Learning science research has identified a number of principles that can guide the selection of pedagogies and technologies to support successful learning. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) emphasizes those principles, but goes a step farther by linking them to practices that work.

Content-Related Resources

MIT's OpenCourseWare - free course materials for use by educators, students, and lifelong learners

Scientific American site, with online newsletter

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

PBS Resources for use with Lessons/Assignments

PBS Teachers' Resources. This link is an example of one of the many online multimedia programs. The topic is the human genome, "Cracking the Code".