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Teaching 101: Fundamentals of Instruction

An Academic Boot Camp

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

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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

D. Johnsen2014 Faculty Mini Retreat

Critical Thinking in Dental Education
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

Speaker:   David C. Johnsen, D.D.S., M.S.
Dean, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics University of Iowa College of Dentistry

This 2014 Faculty Mini Retreat will address proposed training and assessment in critical thinking in the BCD curriculum with an emphasis on Caries Risk and Assessment. The presenter will:

  1. Discuss evidence-based concepts on critical thinking that may be helpful in re-designing dental education programs;
  2. Analyze specific exercises and programs in critical thinking in the dental education literature; and
  3. Describe opportunities and challenges in guiding student learning and assessing performance in critical thinking for dentistry.

Last edited by: aupton 10/02/2014

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