The Academy for Academic Leadership's Institute for Teaching and Learning (AAL/ITL) can enhance participants interactions with their students.
About the ITL
The ITL is a teacher training program for full- or part-time dental educators and private practitioners interested in an academic career. The ITL program is presented as a four-day onsite program with class discussions, small-group projects, problem-solving exercises, observation and critique of teachers in action, self-directed coursework, peer feedback, and presentations by ITL Scholars. The program allows participants to explore all aspects of academia. Additionally, the ITL includes up to 35 hours of continuing education credit through the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition and the Academy of General Dentistry PACE program.
In addition, participants have the opportunity to expand their experience with complimentary access to the Fundamentals of Clinical Education (FCE), an online, asynchronous program to equip new dental educators with the right tools to succeed. FCE is comprised of five learning modules covering fundamental knowledge areas as well as best practices. The FCE covers the current landscape of clinical education including:
- the importance of diversity and inclusion, and working with different generations; and
- methods for assessment, feedback, and
- promoting student development
Each module utilizes video, lectures, interviews, simulations, and assessments to provide comprehensive educator training.