The TLC offers a variety of faculty development programming ranging from 45-minute workshops to the 12-hour Teaching Essentials Course. Some programs are offered recurrently while others are by-request. The team is available to work with school representatives to customize programming that is specific to your organization's needs.
Please reference the 2023-2024 AUTLC Programming Catalog for more information.
For on-demand resources on instructional strategies and related topics, visit our digital collection here.
The Teaching Essentials Course (TEC) is a core program of the Air University Teaching & Learning Center. Through both certificate and audit (i.e., a la carte) tracks, the TEC provides opportunities to explore evidence-informed teaching and learning strategies that promote student-centered learning in inclusive, multi-modal military educational environments. The TEC encourages student-centered learning by promoting flexible instruction to serve a diverse community of adult learners.
The course is fully online and self-paced (asynchronous). Self-guided modules, pre-recorded video content, lecture notes, and activities allow students to complete the course at their own pace without set deadlines. Instructors will monitor progress and be available for assistance. The TEC is available via continuous/rolling enrollment and is not cohort-based.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
To earn a certificate of completion and digital badge:
The Teaching Essentials Course (TEC) audit track is offered by the Air University Teaching and Learning Center. The audit track provides learners the opportunity to explore evidence-informed teaching and learning strategies that promote student-centered learning in inclusive, multi-modal military educational environments. You can navigate through every lesson in the order in which you choose. There are no completion requirements, and we encourage you to use these resources as you see fit.
The Teaching Essentials Course encourages student-centered learning by promoting flexible instruction to serve a diverse community of adult learners. This course accommodates a variety of expertise levels, and novice through experienced instructors are welcome.
Throughout the TEC audit track, students will have the opportunity to focus on which academic areas they would like to learn more about, or improve upon, including:
Should you desire to complete the entire course for a completion certificate and digital badge, please contact us at email@example.com to transfer your enrollment to the certificate track.
Cite these competencies: Air University Teaching and Learning Center. (2022). Instructor Competencies. Air University, U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved [todaysdate] from https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/TLC/Faculty-Development/#teaching-essentials-course-tec/.
Conducted by request either virtually or in-person, these highly interactive sessions enable teachers to learn and practice with hardware and software combinations designed to enhance the learning experience.
The AU Teaching & Learning Center offers tailored, onsite, or virtual training sessions to help educators develop proficiency with learn-tech hardware and software. This training effort includes a monthly Learn Tech Tours presentation which spotlights a particular tool or feature set beneficial to the AU teaching community.
Examples of Learn Tech Tours topics include:
1. Creating Data Visualization Dashboards
2. SCORM Reporting Scores to Canvas Gradebook
3. Camtasia 9 - Screen Recording & Video Editing
4. Surface Hub Connection Options
6. Classroom Interactive Digital Display System (CIDDS) Demo
7. Basic Introduction to Qualtrics
Previously recorded Learn Tech Tours are now available to the Air University community via MS Stream by clicking here (login with an AU .edu email address is required).
The TLC team represents expertise in learning technology, educational development, instruction, communication, research, and other related fields. We are available for confidential 45-minute one-on-one faculty consultations, held either in-person or virtually.* Book an appointment at https://fairchild-mil.libcal.com/appointments/TLC or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to collaborate on topics including, but not limited to:
*Faculty consultations are available for educators and staff directly affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense.
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