iTeach and Custom Group Trainings

UAA iTeach August 4–8, 2014

Applications due June 15-Apply Now

iTeach is a 5-day blended intensive (2 days online, 3 days hands-on clinic) offered to UAA Instructors by the Instructional Design Team at UAA Academic Innovations. If you’ve been asked to add an online component to your courses, if you want to teach online, or if you just want to integrate more technology into your classroom, iTeach training can help.

  • Gather and manage your own research
  • Create course schedules that work for you and your students
  • Build and manage online learning communities
  • Create pedagogically sound face-to-face or online courses
  • Design courses that are fun, possess academic integrity, and meet UAA’s academic guidelines
  • Join a community of like-minded iTeach participants that care about course quality

Group/Departmental Requests
We can work with your group to schedule and tailor an iTeach training for your specific needs and goals. We plan group-specific iTeach seminars in a more hybrid format, with work done by distance before and after a 3-day face-to-face intensive. This format puts the instructor in the role of the online student. You may also want to to check the UAA Academic Innovations Professional Development Workshop schedule for tool-specific workshops already being offered.

  1. Fill out our Group iTeach/Training Request Form
  2. We will then schedule a consultation with you to talk about expectations and scheduling.

UAA has collaborated with UAF eLearning and Distance Education to adopt the iTeach training framework.  Many instructors around the UA system have taken advantage of this exceptional professional development opportunity over the last several years.  

View the UAF iTeach training opportunities and visit their extensive library of online training resources at iTeachU.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

All UAA instructors including full- and part-time faculty and adjuncts. Those at other UA campuses and staff may also apply, but please be aware that we give preference to UAA applicants.

How much does it cost?

Often there is no charge to participants.  However, we do offer specialized department-specific sessions on a for-hire basis. We provide breakfast, coffee, snacks, and lunch. Participants must cover their own costs for attendance if travel and accommodations are required.

Where are iTeach clinics held?

Most sessions are conducted at:
UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning
UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 215
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99501


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What do I need to know before applying?

  1. This a blended course, with 2 online days and 3 Face-to-face full days; you are required to be available and/or present the entire time. Please do not plan other meetings during the iTeach hours.
  2. Whether you are listening to a presentation, actively following step-by-step instructions, or participating in online activities, you will need a laptop with a current and updated operating system. Make sure you have administrative privileges for the laptop so you can add software if needed.
  3. Pre-workshop and additional challenges during the week will be assigned in order for us to cover important material.

What do I need to know before attending?

  1. Basic computer skills are a must. You need to know how to navigate through your own computer.
  2. An understanding of how to sign up for free online services is helpful.
  3. Basic Blackboard skills are required; if you would rank yourself a 1/5 in your Blackboard skills, please attend a Blackboard training session prior to applying for iTeach.

What can I expect to do at iTeach?

Please come with only one course you wish to work on firmly in mind. You will read selections from Understanding By Design, a framework for designing curriculum units, performance assessments and instruction that lead your students to deep understanding of the content you teach. You will work through guided exercises based on your course content using this methodology. Much of your time will be spent following presentations and hands-on activities such as trying out new and innovative technologies.  You will be able to build some components for your course using the technologies presented. You will also engage in group discussions and activities.

What will I take away from iTeach?

Our goal at iTeach is to strike a balance between technology presentation and best design practices. Although we will not have time to fully develop a complete course during the limited timeframe, this week-long intensive training will provide you with a starting framework to build or enhance your courses and to help engage your students whether you are teaching face-to-face or online.

Anything else I should know?

We feed our participants well! Please join us for light breakfasts and full lunch.  We promise to do our best to make iTeach a fun and rewarding experience for everyone. Each day participants also have the opportunity to receive a technology resource tool. To find out what those are, you will have to join us.

How can I schedule a custom training for my Group or Department?

We get requests from specific groups or departments for custom training. We can work with your group to schedule and tailor an iTeach training for your specific needs and goals. You may also want to check the UAA Academic Innovations Workshop schedule for tool-specific workshops already being offered.

  1. Fill out our Group iTeach/Training Request Form.
  2. We will schedule a consultation with you to talk about expectations and scheduling.

Where can I find out more?

If you would like more information, please browse a previous iTeach event agenda or contact any of the Innovation Design Team. Course development, technology information and classroom management strategies can also be found at iTeachU, the UAF online faculty development resource site.

 

UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning
UAA/APU Consortium Library, 215
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-4496
uaa_ai@uaa.alaska.edu
Mon–Fri, 8a–5p