Master Teacher Online, Version 1.0
Online Course

Master Teacher Online, Version 1.0


Developed by experts who know the unique issues and challenges faculty face, Master Teacher Online, Version 1.0 offers online training materials to enable post-secondary educators to deliver a purposeful, high-quality, challenging, and engaging learning experience second to none. It addresses the Elements of Effective Teaching in 5 modules: Defining Good Teaching, Planning a Class, Fundamentals of Classroom Success, Questioning Techniques, and Critical Thinking. Designed to foster instructional excellence, these modules deliver high-quality instruction that is useful for all instructors, whether they're new to teaching or seasoned professionals. Each module has a printable Certificate of Completion that can be used as proof that the training has been completed.

Module 1: Defining Good Teaching

Learning Objectives:

    • Explain how your reasons for teaching influence student success in the classroom.

    • Define teaching.

    • Define key components of good teaching.

      Module 2: Planning a Class

      Learning Objectives:

        • Recognize the importance of planning.

        • Identify ways to effectively plan a class.

        • Compare and contrast the various teaching techniques.

        • Learning to use a planning checklist.

          Module 3: Fundamentals of Classroom Success

          Learning Objectives:

            • Explain how the teacher creates the learning environment in the classroom.

            • Determine how the classroom environment influences student participation.

            • Identify behavior in the classroom that might hinder the learning process.

            • Identify ways that a student can have a win-win learning experience in the classroom.

            • List actions that can help establish classroom control.

            • Recognize appropriate strategies to deal with disruptive student behavior.

            • Describe interventions to re-establish classroom control.

              Module 4: Questioning Techniques

              Learning Objectives:

                • List reasons for asking questions.

                • Indicate how to select students to respond.

                • Explain how the teacher should respond.

                • List the different forms questions can take.

                • List the characteristics of a good question.

                • List strategies for effective classroom questioning.

                • Define Bloom's Taxonomy.

                • Outline the six levels of learning in Bloom's Taxonomy.

                  Module 5: Critical Thinking

                  Learning Objectives:

                    • Explain why critical thinking is so important for both teachers and students.

                    • Identify how previous knowledge can help and hinder the understanding of new information.

                    • Describe ways a teacher can assess students' critical thinking skills.

                    • Explain the role that values, assumptions, and opinions play in students' processing and evaluating what they are learning.

                    • Explain the characteristics of critical and non-critical thinkers.