Leadership and Technology for Instruction
Leadership in college instructional settings; teaching and learning principles; instructional technologies; and best practices in coaching, team facilitation, learning assessment. This course prepares undergraduate students for their role as Learning Assistants (LA’s) in the College of IST. In this course, LA’s will prepare to assist in instructional environments that encourage students to participate actively in their learning. LA’s will be immersed in activities that introduce them to some of the teaching methods aimed at promoting active learning in College of IST classrooms, while being prepared for leadership responsibilities such as coaching, providing feedback, evaluating, monitoring academic integrity, fostering inclusive learning environments, and supporting teams. Students will also learn about information technologies designed for managing courses and increasing student engagement. Outside of class meetings, students will serve as instructional assistants in an assigned course. They will be mentored, supervised, and evaluated on the job by their assigned faculty member.