iTeach and Custom Group Trainings
iTeach is a 5-day intensive 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.
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.
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:
What do I need to know before applying?
What do I need to know before attending?
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.
Where can I find out more?
UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning
UAA/APU Consortium Library, 215
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508