Classroom Basics for New Teachers

Classroom Basics for New Teachers

Summer Enrichment Course


Session 2: August 4 – September 21, 2019


If you are new to teaching and passionate about your subject area but have little or no experience in front of the classroom, this course will be a great start to your teaching career.

This course explores key areas of college teaching including pedagogy, active learning, and student engagement, and modern teaching skills such as communication and controlling classroom climate.

After completing Classroom Basics for New Teachers, educators will:

  • Understand basic course design strategies
  • Comprehend how learning assessment techniques can provide immediate feedback and improve student success
  • Learn how to evaluate technology tools in context of course objectives to avoid irrelevant investments
  • Understand how critical thinking skills can be developed in students by careful course design, assessment questions, and activities and assignments
  • Recognize hot moments in classroom conversation and know how to manage the conversation for successful outcomes
  • Gain strategies for overcoming student preparedness challenges
  • Make gender variant students—and all students—comfortable in the classroom
  • Gain tactics for active learning
  • Improve class participation in discussions
  • Modify lectures to make them more active and engaging
  • Understand rigor, and how to keep standards high in a challenging class

Approximately 15 hours to complete course.


Unit1: Course Design (3 hours to complete)

Unit 2: Classroom Climate (3 hours to complete)

Unit 3: Active and Engaged Students (3 hours to complete)

Unit 4: Higher Order Thinking (3 hours to complete)

Unit 5: Assessment and Grading (2 hours to complete)


This course is designed for newer educators looking for a comprehensive course to improve their teaching skills:

  • Faculty with five or fewer years of teaching
  • Graduate students with teaching assistant responsibilities
  • Adjunct faculty looking to build pedagogical skills


  • At the start of the course, participants receive an email with information on accessing the online course
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within the session dates
  • Upon completion of each program, participants will take an assessment to gauge progress
  • A discussion board brings educators together for an enriching, national conversation about higher education
  • For the duration of the course, participants can use the discussion forum to interact with other participants nationwide and discuss the course content
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion


  • Video programs
  • Program assessments
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Online discussion forum
  • Certificate of Completion for the course


Reserve you seat(s) in the session that works best for you using the order box on the right. Discount pricing is for multiple seats purchased at the same time:

# of people Cost
1 to 4 $199 per seat
5 to 19 $99 per seat
20 to 39 $79 per seat


For 40 or more seats, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-433-0499

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