Peer Partners in Teaching
Elementary Education, Professor
Nancy will facilitate monthly conversations and each participating faculty will have the opportunity to observe someone else teach and to learn from that peer collaboration. This faculty peer observation-collaboration format was first used in the Teacher-Scholars program, and was found to be both enjoyable and instructive.
The Professional Dialogs in Teaching Learning Community meets once a month this fall. Participants attend either on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. The venue is at IRC #207.
Phone: (408) 924-3748
Resources Used in Peer Partners in Teaching
University of Waterloo "Tip Sheets" compilation of activites to use in the classroom. The large list covers topics such as group learning, discussions, critical thinking, and more.
A journal article by Larry K. Michaelsen, of the University of Oklahoma focusing on successful strategies for utilizing group learning. Michaelsen feels that 3 critical components contribute to positive outcomes in group learning: accountability, linked assignments, and information exchange.