Develop Your Teaching Skills & Improve Student Outcomes
The Institute for Teaching and Learning is designed as a 4-day, onsite or virtual program (your choice) to help participants achieve better student outcomes by refining their teaching skills and enhancing the quality of their interactions with students.
The Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)
To promote deep and lasting student learning, educators will need to be equipped with innovative teaching skills and techniques to assure exceptional student outcomes.
The Institute for Teaching and Learning, or ITL, is designed as a 4-day, onsite or virtual program (your choice) 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. Due to the ongoing, ever-changing efforts to halt the advancement of COVID-19, we are pleased to provide this hybrid event structure to our community.
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.
Cost, Dates, Location
August 25-28, 2021, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
Atlanta, GA or Virtual
*In-person sessions will be conducted at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.
Click on the link to book your hotel reservations
Regular Tuition: $3,500
Registration closes July 28, 2021
Visit our Scholarship Information page for more information.
Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with 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.
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Felicia Tucker-Lively, Ph.D.
Why Should I Attend?
The ITL program is perfect for new and mid-career educators who are
interested in refining their skills to achieve better student outcomes and
reigniting their love for teaching. During ITL, you will learn:
- Framework for shaping teaching philosophy and teaching with intention
- Effective clinical teaching strategies
- Interactive online instruction
- Problem-solving and collaborative learning
- Skill-based assessment and instructional course design
- Managing clinical operations
- Remediating students/residents
- Cultivating health professionals in a healthy environment
- Resilience and well-being
You will also receive complimentary access to the Fundamentals of Clinical Education (FCE), an online, asynchronous program to equip new dental educators with the right tools to succeed.
What Our Alumni Say
"I was looking for a program that focused on becoming a better 'DENTAL' educator. This program aligned with my goals, and the school graciously supported me. I am so happy that I got the opportunity to attend. It has broadened my perspective, and also made me more aware of what I can do to become a better educator. I am truly grateful and hope to be able to implement some of the things I've learnt."
Faye Mascarenhas, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
"The ITL program was absolutely transformative for me. I'd seen myself as a good teacher but hadn't understood what it meant to be an educator. ITL helped me take that leap and that's made all the difference in my career. I've gained the skills and confidence to develop a communication program for our students that will be rolling out soon. I'm truly grateful."
Mike Slesnick, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Program Faculty & Speakers
Below are our 2021 ITL experts.
Marcia M. Ditmyer, PhD, MS, MBA, MCHES
Ricky E. Harrell, DMD
Program Director, Clinical Professor, Diplomate of the ABO Georgia School of Orthodontics
Michael D. Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP
Dean and Professor, Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Gary Pape MA, DDS, MA Ed
Michelle A. Robinson DMD, MA
Interim Dean School of Education, Senior Associate Dean School of Dentistry
Judy Greenlea Taylor, DDS, MPH, FICD, FACD
Dental Director, CareSource; President, Greenlea Dental Center
Felicia Tucker-Lively, PhD, MPH