Is Team Teaching Right for Me?
If you’ve thought about team teaching with a colleague, you’ve no doubt already considered some of the positives (collaboration, collegiality, work sharing) and the potential negatives (conflict, inconsistency, division of labor). Learn the benefits of team teaching for both you and your college students along with course types and other insights to determine if team teaching is right for your course.
Team Teaching With A Colleague
If you’ve thought about team teaching with a colleague at your university, you’ve no doubt already considered some of the positives :)
- Work sharing
And the potential negatives :(
- Division of labor
You can learn how to enjoy the former while avoiding the latter in this Magna 20-Minute Mentor led by Ike Shibley, Ph.D., associate professor at Penn State Berks and a veteran of more than a decade of successful team teaching.
This fast-paced professional development program on teaching strategies will provide valuable insights on:
- The benefits of team teaching for both students and faculty.
- What kinds of courses are best suited to team teaching.
- How to test the waters via learning communities and “linked” courses.
- How to thoroughly explore team teaching with a colleague before committing.
- How to prepare for a team-taught course.
- Which issues are critical to agree on up front.
- How to interact in the classroom.
- How to share responsibilities for grading and other course management duties.
Product Code: PM11HA
Ivan A. Shibley, Jr. (Ike), Ph.D., is associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, a small four-year college within the Penn State system. He teaches introductory chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, philosophy of science courses, first-year bioethics seminar, and senior science seminar.
His research involves pedagogical approaches to improving science instruction at the college level. He has won both local and university-wide awards for his teaching including the 2009 Eisenhower Award presented to a tenured Penn State faculty member who exhibits excellent teaching as well as mentoring other teachers.
Ike has been teaching blended courses for almost a decade. He first became involved in blended design as part of an 18-month project to completely redesign the general chemistry course at Berks.
As part of a team of six professionals who invested over 1,000 man-hours in the redesign Ike helped provide the pedagogical and subject matter expertise to help guide the redesign.
The course has now been delivered in a blended format for seven years with an average GPA almost 25% higher than previous years. Every section of general chemistry taught at Penn State Berks now uses the same blended design.
Ike has co-authored several manuscript about the results. Ike has also redesigned a nutrition course that is offered in a blended as well as a fully online format.
He and a collaborator have blended upper-level biology courses on cell signalling, neurobiology, and developmental biology.
He presents his work on blended learning at numerous professional conferences and has become an ardent advocate of blended learning.
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$99 - CD
$49 - On-Demand
$99 - CD
$49 - On-Demand