- Would you like to increase your awareness of what you do as a teacher and what students in your classroom do?
- Are you interested in experimenting with different teaching practices in a supportive environment?
- Do you wish you had more opportunities for non-judgmental reflection and feedback on your teaching?
- Are you curious to see what other instructors do in their classrooms?
- Would you like to engage in classroom research to better understand your teaching and students’ learning?
If so, consider applying to join the BMCC Teaching Academy, a community of faculty with similar interests.
The Teaching Academy is a professional development program for full-time BMCC faculty interested in looking more closely at their teaching and their students’ learning. Participants work in cross-disciplinary groups of four instructors, including one senior faculty member who facilitates group activities. In these groups, participants observe one another and exchange descriptive, non-judgmental feedback in order to build awareness of classroom practices. They also begin to experiment with small changes in their teaching to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes. This focus on teaching ultimately leads to a classroom research project for presentation or publication.