Present at the 2022 Teaching the Teachers Conference in Portland, Oregon* in May 2022!

Description: The 2022 Teaching the Teachers conference will focus on evidence-based instructional strategies and instructional design. Taught by law librarians for law librarians, this program will be a hands-on learning opportunity where we will leverage our collective teaching experience to enhance our work in the legal research classroom and revise/prepare materials for our teaching with guidance from experts. Programs will have a presentation and then a workshop to put the skills discussed into practice.

Basic Conference Schedule: Thursday, May 12th through Saturday, May 14th. Saturday will be a special program designed for newer legal research instructors to stay and develop materials.
*Conference may transition to virtual, depending on COVID-19 precautions; a decision will be made by the end of 2021.

Cost: $85 (for Thursday & Friday's main conference) + $35 (for Saturday attendees).
Topics: The full conference lineup will be available prior to application period opening, but will include topics such as:

  • Evidence-based instructional design and teaching strategies
  • Assessment design
  • Saturday's session for new/returning-to-teaching librarians will be a hands-on session covering backward design, basic cognitive theory, & assessment design. Saturday attendees will be assigned an instructor mentor, who will be a resource during & after the conference.

  • Due to the small size of the conference and overwhelming interest, attendance this year is application-based to ensure a meaningful distribution across experience levels, library types, institutions, etc.
  • Applications for the conference will open on 1st, 2021 and will close on Jan. 18th, 2022. Registration is limited to 40 attendees. 10 of the 40 attendees will be new/returning-to-teaching teachers selected to stay and attend the Saturday session.

Call for Proposals:
Interested in presenting at Teaching the Teachers?
In addition to the full-length, 90 minute programs with a presentation and workshop structure, we are looking for a few, short 30 minute demos of teaching strategies, where presenters would run a 30-minute mock class modeling that teaching strategy so attendees can see the strategy in action (ex. gamification, think-pair-share, scaffolding).
Send a program proposal, including a description of the topic, the ideal length for the program, a list of the learning objectives for your proposed sessions, and, for 90 minute programs, a detailed explanation of the program's interactive, hands-on component(s) to Alyson Drake at

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