University of Wisconsin–Madison

LEaP: Developing Core Teaching

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…

  1. Feel more confident in the classroom
  2. Have concrete tools to create a successful classroom experience
  3. Be able to avoid common time-sinks and pitfalls
  4. Be grounded in evidenced-based instruction practices
  5. Have a community of peers for ongoing support


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


Winter 2021 LEaP will take place virtually January 11-15, 2021

Registration is full. Join the waitlist here

Synchronous sessions: January 11-12, 9-11:30am
Asynchronous materials available: January 11-15

Email Jamie Henke ( for more information.


If you are interested in participating in an I-LEaP institute, please contact Jamie Henke,, 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