Learner-Centered Teaching

LCT Module 1

Introduction to Backward Design and Learner-Centered Teaching

The backward design approach begins with the end in mind and will create meaningful learning experiences that are learner-centered.

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LCT Module 2

Defining Learning Objectives

Using the backward design approach to define learning objectives will inform the assessment as well as the learning activities.

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LCT Module 3

Defining Evidence of Learning & Assessment Tasks

Explore assessment tools and strategies and how to align the assessments with the learning objectives so that they will provide evidence of learning.

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LCT Module 4

Learning Experiences Using Active Learning

Explore how to create an active learning lesson plan, engage students, define the professor's role, and how to apply active learning in courses.

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LCT Module 5

Learning Experiences Using Inquiry Learning

Explore using inquiry learning activities to develop higher-level thinking, engage students on constructing their own understanding, develop student self-confidence, and to do so in relevant and realistic contexts.

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LCT Module 6

Learning Experiences Using Contextual Learning

Explore how to create and use four different strategies to engage students in contextual learning experiences.

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LCT Module 7

Putting All Together and Design The Course

Explore redesigning a course by choosing the course, applying the backward design and learner-centered teaching strategies to outline the syllabus, and creating the lesson plans.

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LCT Module 8

Introduction of Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally responsive teachers utilize diverse teaching methods, integrate culture into learning, and build positive relationships with students.

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LCT Module 9

Diverse Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

Using the backward design mindset, getting to know students' interests, needs, and expectations, aligning assessment with the learning objectives, and designing a student-centered course creates engaged students.

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LCT Module 10

Cultural Competency Development

Define cultural competency and its components and explore its role in education.

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LCT Module 11

Integrate Culture Into the Teaching and Learning Process

Recognizing cultural differences and integrating culture into the teaching and learning process is key because cultural differences and individual differences play a role in learning styles.

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LCT Module 12

Address Diversity and Inclusion

Addressing diversity and inclusion requires personal reflection of attitudes and biases and how they can be expressed in intersectionality and microaggressions.

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LCT Module 13

Mentoring and Caring for Students

Mentoring relationships come in different forms with many benefits and some challenges that can be navigated.

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