Overview: Through a cooperative learning approach participants in this continuing education course will gain competencies in curriculum, teaching and learning in public health leading to a certificate in college teaching preparation. Self-reflection and goal identification will be the first task of participants to establish learner and faculty expectations throughout the course. The scholarship on curriculum, teaching and learning will be presented by UIC faculty offering a unique topic in the first of two learning sessions each month throughout the academic year. In the second session each month, participants will reflect upon and engage in dialogue regarding each theme related to their specific developmental goals and needs. Learner outcomes include observing and receiving feedback on teaching and creating a teaching portfolio. The course will culminate with participant presentations illustrating an aspect of individual teaching portfolios of interest to group. The course will be supported by the growing learning community of faculty, doctoral students, teaching scholars, staff and students of the School of Public Health.
Course content themes:
Course themes include: Goals and self reflection, Curriculum development and portfolios, Course objectives and evaluation rubrics, Adult education approaches and teaching and learning styles, Instructional modes and teaching modalities, Teaching and learning issues with individuals and groups, Syllabus creation and reading selection, Teaching and learning observations and feedback, Quality improvement processes and portfolio presentations.
Participants: Participants include faculty, doctoral students and teaching scholars at UIC engaged in college teaching.
Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will receive a Certificate of College Teaching Preparation from the UIC School of Public Health. The course offers 36 contact hours of CE credit.
Karin Opacich, PhD, MHPE, OTR/L, FAOTA, Clinical Associate Professor, HPA and Director of Undergraduate Public Health, http://www.cade.uic.edu/sphapps/faculty_profile/sphFacultyInd.asp?i=kopacich&d=&alpha=O Joseph Zanoni, PhD, MILR, Research Assistant Professor, EOHS and Director of Continuing Education and Outreach, Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center, http://www.cade.uic.edu/sphapps/faculty_profile/sphfaculty.asp?d=&alpha=Z
Starting August 18th, every Tuesday or Thursday, bi-weekly ending the 1st week of May, 2014
School of Public Health1603 West Taylor StreetChicago, Illinois 60612USA312-996-6904
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