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Teaching 101: Fundamentals of Instruction

An Academic Boot Camp

September 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
October 10, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
November 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dallas, TX | Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

Register Once for ALL THREE SESSIONS.

Teaching 101: Fundamentals of Instruction is TAMBCD’S academic “boot camp,” designed to influence career success in academics and enhance teaching effectiveness.  At the end of the program, participants will be able to: 

  • Articulate a general overview of the dental education environment;
  • Summarize expectations of and for dental faculty; and
  • Demonstrate basic instructional strategies. 

Target Audience:

The program focuses, primarily, on oral health professionals who are new to academia and/or those who are considering the transition to dental education but have (1) minimal to no experience or formal training in pedagogy or (2) a desire to enhance their teaching skills. 


  1. Identifying teaching & learning preferences
  2. Planning instruction and evaluation
  3. Diversity and Inclusion
  4. Engaging students effectively
  5. Effective clinical teaching
  6. Observation of Laboratory Teaching
  7. Understanding the culture of higher education
  8. Micro-teaching exercise  

The capstone activity provides an opportunity for participants to design a “micro-teaching” presentation.  Presentations will receive verbal and written feedback from course instructors and peers in addition to a reflective self-evaluation of the teaching experience.  The success of this project relies on the active cooperation and collaboration of all participants who, as a team, work together to support each other in enhancing their teaching effectiveness. 


Instruction will be provided in three 3-hour sessions from 9 am until noon on the following dates:

  • Session 1 – September 12, 2014
  • Session 2 – October 10, 2014
  • Session 3 – November 7, 2014


  • Dr. Lavern Holyfield, Director of Faculty Development (Course Director)
  • Dr. Ernie Lacy, Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Dr. Ann McCann, Director of Planning and Assessment
  • Ms. Kathy Muzzin, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Charles Berry, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Carmina Castro, Senior Instructional Designer

C.E. Credit – 2 hours per Session

AGD Codes 770 Self Improvement

Photo by SSgt John Bainter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Last edited by: aupton 09/01/2014

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