The FOCUS Academy is designed to provide support and structure for faculty working together in professional learning communities. The Academy provides in-depth training on andragogy, contextualized in the teaching and learning environment. For a period of one semester, participants are immersed in an interactive classroom environment to include active learning strategies and technologies around which they enhance their courses based on the principles and techniques they have learned.
The delivery of these strategies creates an embedded form of professional development that can be observed by academy participants. The faculty member and his/her peers then engage in reflective dialogue on student learning and corresponding teaching practices.
This process creates a community of reflective practitioners who are committed to embracing modern theories of learning to create an engaging classroom experience for all students.
COMMON INSTRUCTIONAL FRAMEWORK (CIF)
The CIF is an approach to teaching and learning that incorporates six powerful student engagement strategies that require the students to take an active role in their own education.
Collaborative Group Work
Writing to Learn
Office of Professional and Organizational Development
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