How do I get started preparing for teaching?
It is important, as in any teaching situation, to prepare ahead for a successful semester. By considering how you will be teaching your course, you can identify any gaps in training you might have and any technologies or other resources you may need. Some useful questions to ask yourself are:
- What is the modality of the course (asynchronous online, synchronous online, face-to-face, hybrid), keeping in mind that you might want or need to change to a different modality after beginning the semester. This Am I Ready? document can help you think about your preparedness for the modality in which you will teach
- What resources/tools do I have access to in preparing to teach this class?
- Will I use materials from a previous semester? What will I have to create anew?
- Do I need further faculty development to help me think about how to tackle the teaching challenges I may need to solve?
The questions above can get you started. The guide below offers a more comprehensive approach to help you make a plan for a successfully executed course.