Description: The 2024 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. Every program will have an interactive component.
Basic Conference Schedule: Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st. Cost: $150
Topics: The full conference lineup will be available prior to application period opening but may include topics such as:
- Evidence-based instructional design and teaching strategies
- Meeting the needs of diverse learners
- Delivering effective feedback
- Collaborative teaching and mentoring new teachers
- Technology in teaching
- Due to the small size of the conference and overwhelming interest, attendance is application-based to ensure a meaningful distribution across experience levels, library types, institutions, etc.
- Applications for the conference will open on December 1st, 2023 and will close on January 12th, 2024. Registration is limited to 40 attendees.
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 Rebecca Mattson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposal deadline: Friday, October 13th