A new online educational program for Dental and Dental Hygiene/Assistant Faculty
Who should take this course?
- Current health care faculty who do not have formal training in education.
- New faculty who wish to develop teaching efficacy and understand learning styles and teaching
- methodologies that develop critical thinking skills and multi modalities of assessment.
- Practicing health care professionals considering a courtesy appointment in an educational venue or
- transitioning from private practice to academia as a second career.
PDF form of course discription:Teaching Today’s Learners
Fees & registration information
- Registration fee is $495 per 24-hour course
Note: If you are a Dental/ Dental Hygiene/Assistant faculty in Florida, please contact us to see if you are eligible for HRSA grant pricing. Michelle Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org; put “TTL discount eligibility” in the email subject line
- More info and online registration is available on the UF CDE website; Click here for details about this course.
- To register please click here / or contact UF Continuing Dental Education
Email: email@example.com / Phone: 888-550-4590
Teaching Todays Learners Includes three courses
Linda S. Behar-Horenstein, Ph.D.,
Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor
Gail Schneider Childs, R.D.H., M.P.H
Course 1: Essential Concepts of Teaching and Learning (24 hours)
In this course, participants acquire the skills necessary for creating and modifying courses through a
combination of self-awareness activities and information drawn from the field of curriculum that informs
teaching across content areas
• Documenting entry beliefs about instruction.
• Writing a personal teaching philosophy.
• Assessing learning styles and its impact on your teaching.
• Writing learning objectives for higher order thinking.
• Identifying ways to assess student learning during instruction.
• Showing how course objectives, learning activities and assessments are aligned.
Course 2: Approaches to Effective Instruction (24 hours)
In this course participants build self-awareness about their teaching styles and expand their use of teaching
models, and critical thinking skills.
• Take the College Teachers’ Instructional Practices (CTIP) and Teachers¹ Sense of Efficacy (TSE).
• Compare your CTIP and TSE scores.
• Describe aspects of your teaching that where you feel efficacious and those areas that you do not feel efficacious.
• Describe one learning activity where you teach ordinary thinking skills and demonstrate how you will change it to promote critical thinking skills.
• Describe how a lecture can be changed to a critical thinking skills activity.
• Find evidence-based resources for course development.
Course 3: Assessment Techniques for Teaching and Learning (24 hours)
In this course participants build an awareness of and have hands-on experiences in, broadening their repertoire
and use of assessment techniques.
• Differentiate formative and summative assessment.
• Critique your current course assessments.
• Utilize one type of assessment that is new to you.
• Develop a rubric to assess your own instruction.
• Design a research proposal to evaluate planned changes in your course.
• Conduct a peer observation on a faculty colleague.