2013 Microteaching Project Guidelines


Team Date Team Members Short Topic Description
Team A 12/06 Katherine, Arielle, Edmond Students' preparedness for class / active learning 
Team B 12/06 Travis, Kim, Laurie, Mei Technology
Team C 12/13 Alex, Christian, James Faculty motivation for change: Teaching/Research Balance
Team D 12/13 Fahad, Ben, Giovani Student Engagement & Motivation 

Suggested Main Preparation Steps:

  • Select a few topics of interest either not discussed in class before or “closely” related to a topic discussed earlier in class. Previous years micro teaching projects can be found here: 2012, 2011 and 2010.

  • Share your ideas with classmates at the Blog your Micro-Teaching Ideas page. This will help with team formation.

  • Get familiar with educational databases and other electronic resources:
    • Library database: Education Full Text and ERIC;
    • Resources providing lists of education-related Journals can be found on the "T&L Journals (SoTL)" page of this site.

  • Review the literature and select one article (or at the most two short articles) or other electronic resources that you will assign to the rest of us as a pre-class assignment prior to your micro-teaching.

  • Submission deadlines: Email a pdf of the selected article(s) to your course instructor at least one week before your scheduled micro-teaching date.

  • Try to identify a few (at the most two or three) main messages or BIG IDEA(S) that you believe everybody should take away from your micro-teaching unit in order to gain knowledge or higher-order of thinking skills that may enhance effective instruction in a global college classroom;

  • Design a 40-45 min. class “discussion” time to reach your pedagogical objectives. This time may be structured in anyway you see fit to maximize effectiveness of your discussion-based teaching in order to help your students (i.e., your classmates) gain new insights and come out of the session with clear take-home messages. The following list includes examples of what you may elect to do during the "in-class" portion of your micro-teaching to complement the material covered in the pre-class assignment:
    • A handout highlighting micro-teaching unit goal and class activities in a way to engage your students in a meaningful discussion of the subject;
    • View or review electronic resources (web-pages, You-Tube videos, etc.) as an introduction to class discussion;
    • Plan for individual, pair, small groups or whole-class discussion activities;
    • Invite a panel of guests to provide a "real-life" perspective of the subject of discussion.

Suggested Implementation Steps:

Each team will conduct the discussion facilitation for one hour with in steps described below
  • The class will review the material on the course schedule page and submit your blog entries (as expected for a regular class) with the usual deadline (Wed 8:30 pm).

  • The day of the microteaching, the time allocated to each team facilitation will be as follows:

    • 5-8 min.: Each student completes a short questionnaire to highlight their views on the topic (based on pre-assigned reading) prior to the discussion;

    • 40-45 min.: The team conducts the facilitation of the topic to be (un)covered in class in a "discussion" format;

    • 5-8 min.: Each student provides written comments on new insights and perspectives gained throughout the discussion.

  • Students' post-discussion insights and newly gained perspectives will be posted afterward on the website.

Keywords2013 microteaching project guidelines   Doc ID55794
OwnerAntonio A.GroupEffective Teaching | Internationally Diverse CC
Created2015-08-31 15:25:48Updated2015-08-31 15:26:05
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