CE Courses

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 mhopkins@dental.ufl.edu; put “TTL discount eligibility” in the email subject line

Teaching Todays Learners Includes three courses

  • Faculty


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

    Course objectives

    • 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.

Course objectives

• 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.

Course objectives

• 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.