December 9 & 10, 2015 -- 9:00AM to 4:00PM both days
The Active Learning Institute (ALI) helps you develop and implement evidence-based teaching strategies in your courses that will engage students, deepen their learning and make your teaching more efficient, effective and enjoyable.
By the end of the ALI, participants will be able to:
• Apply the basic principles of backwards design in course preparation
• Determine which active learning strategies are useful for student learning goals
• Identify tools that can be used to support active learning
• Describe basic cognitive science principles and their relationship to learning
• Access appropriate college resources to support teaching and course design
Active Learning principles are shared with a companion program, the Librarians Active Learning Institute at Dartmouth
Application and Selection
Anyone holding a faculty teaching appointment at Dartmouth at any rank (Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Tuck and Geisel) is eligible to apply. Participants will receive a $500 stipend for full participation in the two-day institute.
To apply for the institute, please complete the online application by October 31, 2015.
The ALI planning committee reads every application and selects a cohort of participants based on the following criteria:
• Congruence between your goals and ALI program goals.
• Desire to form a cohort that can learn from and with each other.
Those applicants accepted into this year's institute will be notified by November 7, 2015.
Questions about ALI? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What previous ALI attendees have said:
"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."
Past ALI ParticipantsAnatomy and Physiology (Geisel) - Virginia Lyons
Last Updated: 12/3/15