The 9th Annual Active Learning Institute (ALI)
December 8 (9-4 pm)
December 10 & 11 (9-1 pm)
ALI can help you revamp an existing course and provide you with the tools you need to address whatever challenges you face in teaching. The goal of ALI is to make your teaching easier, more efficient, and more effective.
Participants in ALI will learn to
• Understand the cognitive science principles that underlie active learning
• Incorporate active learning strategies
• Use peer review to improve student learning
• Structure small groups
• Craft assignments that meet your goals
• Explore using technology (such as clickers, smart pens, Canvas, wikis, blogs)
Participants will receive a $500 stipend for full participation in the three-day institute. Anyone holding a faculty teaching appointment at Dartmouth at any rank (Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Tuck and Geisel) is eligible to apply.
To apply, email the following to DCAL@Dartmouth.Edu by October 31, 2014:
• A brief statement (800 words or less) of the specific teaching challenges you wish to address during the Institute. Please identify the Dartmouth course you regularly teach or plan to teach in which these challenges arise and for which you plan to adopt new tools and techniques.
• The syllabus of the course you would like to revise (if available)
• A list of courses you have taught
Applicants accepted into this year's Institute will be notified by November 14, 2014.
Questions about ALI? Contact email@example.comHere is what your colleagues have said about previous ALIs:
“ALI is a phenomenal asset to this college. I not only learned valuable practical content, but I also find myself sharing these ideas with my colleagues in informal discussions. It's rare to have a two-day workshop have such a strong positive impact.”
“All in all, the Institute ranks among my most productive professional education experiences.”
“I do not think I could overstate how much the experience, authority, authenticity, intelligence, commitment, and enthusiasm of the facilitators and other participants defined my ALI experience. They helped me see how these techniques could be used and gave me the sense that it would be OK to try using them.”
“The ALI was a transformative experience for me. With no formal training in teaching methodology, the most useful component was overall, big picture, course design. ”
“Great program! I wish it had been available when I started teaching.”
Last Updated: 10/15/14