IITE Professional Development Course: It’s Open!

The curriculum of the Innovative and Inquiry-based Teaching for Excellence (IITE) course for faculty free and open you to use for your own personalized professional development or by an institution wishing to offer a faculty professional development program, customized to their own needs. If you are going to customize your own program, we have provided templates that should make it easier for you to do so (More Info)

Professional Development Resources Ready For YOU!

The curriculum used to conduct the IITE course in organized into 6 modules. You are welcome to explore the modules in any order but you might find it most beneficial to explore the modules in the order we’ve presented them.


Module 1: Introduction to Innovative and Inquiry-based Teaching for Excellence:

Learn about:

  • The importance of redesigning your teaching strategies that engages students in actively learning and developing skills in your disciplines.
  • Easy ways to incorporate engaging free and open online teaching and learning resources to your lesson plans
Materials for Module 1
Standard Outline of Module  
PowerPoint Presentation  
Video of Module delivered at Lucknow University  
Support Materials  
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Module 2: Teaching Through Inquiry: Using Examples for the Sciences

Learn about:

  • The importance of inquiry-based pedagogy for students successfully learning
  • Easy ways to redesign your curriculum by:
    • Defining Student Learning Outcomes
    • Design Inquiry-based Learning Lesson Plans
Materials for Module 2
Standard Outline of Module # 7 & 8: Best Practices in Science Education: Inquiry Science Instruction and Best Practices in Science Education: Lesson Planning, Data and Technology
PowerPoint Presentation Inquiry – Vultures Lucknow(PPT)
Radiometers(PPT)
Video of Module delivered at Lucknow University  
Support Materials Lesson Plan Template
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Module 3: Assessing Student Learning is Critical for Designing Good Teaching

Learn about:

  • The importance of systematically and reliably assessing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of your students
  • Easy ways to incorporate student learning assessment methods that
    • Help student learn more efficiently and effectively
    • Help teachers mark more efficiently and effectively
Materials for Module 3
Standard Outline of Module New
PowerPoint Presentation Assessment - Lucknow Module 6 (PPT)
Video of Module delivered at Lucknow University  
Support Materials Assessment Rubric template (DOC)
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Module 4: Choosing Technologies to Support Good Teaching and Learning

Learn about:

  • The importance of online, interactive technologies that enable students to actively learning about their discipline through the use of free online multimedia resources.
  • Easy ways to find these free online resources that support student learning outcomes
Materials for Module 4
Standard Outline of Module #9: Luck-CSULB SCO Mod Tech
PowerPoint Presentation Technology, OER, and Teaching Excellence(PPT) session 1 v1.1
Video of Module delivered at Lucknow University  
Support Materials Overview of MERLOT [Doc]
MERLOT Digital Library MERLOT Voices – Our Academic Network and Online Community Center MERLOT ELIXR: Our library of video case stories on how faculty integrated innovations into their teaching along with reactions of their students
How to use MERLOT: Video’s on YouTube
Two ways of Participating in MERLOT(DOC)
Contributing Materials to MERLOT [Doc]
Other Comments: Examples of how Lucknow University faculty have used MERLOT resources in their papers

Module 5: Putting What You Learned Into Practice

Learn about:

  • The importance of implementing exemplary practices into your own teaching.
  • Easy ways to use the lesson plan templates to guide the incorporation of inquiry-based learning and innovative technologies into lessons you can teach your students “tomorrow”
  • Requirements for completing the professional development course and receiving your certificate
Materials for Module 5
Standard Outline of Module New
PowerPoint Presentation Putting What You Learned Into Practice – Hands On(PPT)
Video of Module delivered at Lucknow University  
Support Materials Lesson Plan Template(DOC)
Template for Designing Your Assessment
(DOC)
Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Lesson Plans
(DOC)
Template for the Completion Memo
(DOC)
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