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ITL Runs August 19-22,2019. Houston, TX

Program Overview

The Institute for Teaching and Learning, or ITL, is a four-day, onsite program that teaches new and seasoned professionals the tools master educators use daily in academic settings. Now in its 14 year with over 700 alumni, ITL combines engaging presentations, rich discussions, small group activities and peer-to-peer learnings to impart essential and lasting new teaching skills to participants.

Taught by award-winning instructors and focused on the educator, ITL instills confidence, facilitates job satisfaction, and helps participants chart a path for their professional growth in the academic environment. The onsite program is followed up by a six-month distance learning experience to assist participants with implement clinical and classroom strategies learned at the ITL.

ITL provides hours of intensive, immediately applicable learning to professionals of all levels, including early career faculty, private practitioners transitioning into education, and experienced faculty looking to sharpen their teaching skills. Participants will network with dozens of colleagues and peers from across the U.S., Canada, and from around the globe.

You will learn

Best Practices
Classroom and Clinical Teaching Best Practices
Student Communication and Motivation
Teaching Philo
Teaching Philosophy Development
Instructional Course Design
Skills Based
Skills-Based Performance Calibration
Rubric Development and Student Outcome Assessments

Who Participates?

  • Early Career Faculty
  • Part or Full Time Educators
  • Private Practitioners Interested In Academic Careers

Completed participants of the ITL are presented an AAL Institute of Teaching and Learning Certificate. Continuing Education credits (CE’s) are also available, please contact AAL Vice President Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively with any questions.


Dr. Yaser Alsahafi

Taibah University

“Being a new faculty in a developing school, I was constantly in a position where a lot was expected from me without guidance from senior faculty. This program gave me the tools and basic training that made me more aware of my current skills and how to find new resources for future development. My future courses at Taibah University College of Dentistry will never be the same after ITL.”

AAL is a recognized leader in academic professional development courses with over a decade of experience and 25+ top practicing professionals working as instructors

Institutions Served
Program Alumni
Professional Development Programs
Journal and Book Publications

2020 Dates Coming Soon!

The ITL experience is designed as a 4-­day, onsite program to help participants achieve better student outcomes by refining their teaching skills and enhancing the quality of their interactions with students. In doing so, participants will also develop other skills that facilitate confidence, job satisfaction, and professional growth in the academic environment.

As an added participation benefit, ITL Scholars are eligible to receive ITL Plus Recognition by participating in AAL’s post-program sessions over the six months after the onsite program. This premier, enhanced experience includes supplemental online (web-­based) activities, a distance learning opportunity, and interactive webinars.

Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with continuing education (CE) providers to help professionals in academia and those transitioning to academic careers achieve their goals as leaders, educators, and agents of change for their organizations. AAL is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure CE credits. Please CONTACT US to request CEs for your profession or for additional details.

Since 2005, 765 educators and practitioners worldwide have successfully completed the ITL program. To date, a total of 281 tuition scholarships have been provided for individuals to participate in the ITL. Scholarships to the ITL are offered by the:

For more information about these scholarship opportunities, or to submit your application, please click on the organization name above. Application due dates do occasionally change, please confirm each due date with the appropriate association. This page will be updated as specific dates and additional details on scholarships become available.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education and AAL.The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 11/01/2015 to 12/31/2019.


The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.