The Teaching Skills Workshop (TSW)
The TSW is an
18-hour course for instructional improvement which is based
on the concept of micro-teaching. Micro-teaching is a
process by which teachers can learn by giving very short
lessons to other teachers and receiving feedback on the
basic skills demonstrated in those lessons. Each
participant presents a series of 15-minute presentations.
The chance to practice teaching, along with the feedback
provided by the group, allows even experienced instructors
to learn from what they do every day. The workshops are
offered on weekends so that those who work during the week
will be able to attend. That is six hours a day over three
days during the fall semester.
Click the following
links to see a video excerpt of the a Microteaching Lesson
and Feedback session:Video 1,Video 2.
Participant Fritz Costa
delivers a mini-lesson.
Team members provide Fritz with
verbal and written feedback, using alternative feedback
A close-up of a visual aid
provides an alternative method for delivering feedback
for a lesson.
Colleagues provide written
feedback to David Stears during the Lesson Cycle.
Participant David Stears
discusses the objective for his lesson.
William "CC" Ryder
participates in a group feedback session.
Facilitator Rick Howe and
participants observe a lesson, assuming the role of
"student" and observer.
Rick discusses a lesson with
instructor, prior to regrouping for lesson critique