The LEaP Institute – LEaP into teaching! Learn the basics of how we learn along with the 7 things UW-Madison students want most from their instructors! Explore the basics of syllabus, assignment and rubric design. Discuss assessment and learn the most common mistakes instructors make on exams, and how to avoid them! Learn simple active learning techniques that you can apply in your classroom immediately and start developing materials for your own course while you learn! Become part of a community of practice with colleagues in all disciplines and get connected to other teaching and learning programs across the campus through the Teaching and Learning Collaborative.

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

Designing for Learning
Active Learning
Planning the First Day
Syllabus Design
Art of Teaching
Assignment Design
Teaching with Technology



The I-LEaP (for academic staff, instructional staff, faculty) Institute will be held Monday August 23 – Tuesday August 24 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. REGISTER for I-LEaP 

The TA-LEaP (for graduate student teaching assistants) Institute will be held on Wednesday August 25 – Thursday August 26 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. REGISTER for TA-LEaP

Waitlist (Both I and TA LEaP)

IMPORTANT: Please watch for our email at the end of July announcing the location of the workshops pending campus decisions regarding pandemic protocols and social distancing. We are currently planning to hold the workshops in-person, but will pivot to a hybrid combination of in-person and online if necessary.

Email Jamie Henke (jamie.henke@wisc.edu) for more information.


If you are interested in participating in an I-LEaP institute, please contact Jamie Henke, jamie.henke@wisc.edu, for more information or follow this link. Academy members central to this effort include: Jamie Henke, Sarah Miller, Brad Hughes, Barb King, Trina McMahon, Chris Dakes, Sue Wenker, Beth Martin, Tim Paustian, and John Booske, and John Martin