LEaP stands for Learning Environment and Pedagogics. This program focuses on observing and evaluating the core teaching pedagogy of faculty on the UW-Campus. I-LEaP strives to help faculty explore the art and science of teaching across all disciplines.
The LEaP Institute
The purpose of the curriculum is to foster educational excellence at UW-Madison by empowering educators with fundamental knowledge, practices, habits, learning community, and philosophies that are hallmarks of learner-centered instruction. Educational excellence is defined by active and inclusive courses where students are learning the skills, knowledge, and habits of a literate and conscientious citizenry.
After completing the curriculum participants will…
- Feel more confident in the classroom
- Have concrete tools to create a successful classroom experience
- Be able to avoid common time-sinks and pitfalls
- Be grounded in evidenced-based instruction practices
- Have a community of peers for ongoing support
Topics covered include:
- Designing for Learning
- Active Learning
- Planning the First Day
- Syllabus Design
- Art of Teaching
- Assignment Design
- Teaching with Technology
If you are interested in participating in an I-LEaP institute, please contact Jamie Henke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.