The TEC is a course designed for newly assigned and beginning instructors. Established, long-standing instructors and faculty are also welcome to attend since the curriculum emphasizes current teaching techniques. The course is designed to emphasize the student-centered learning environment. Originally developed for Air University educators, the course is now open to all AETC educators and those in the 1700 career field. The TEC consists of six modules and twenty lessons. Modules include:
• Foundation of Instruction,
• Teaching and Learning Theories,
• Teaching Strategies,
• Educational Assessment,
• Learning Technology, and
• The Profession of Teaching.
See the Course Directive for more information. Earn a certificate of completion and digital badge to document your professional development by completing either the multi-day hybrid or the self-paced asynchronous option.
The asynchronous self-paced TEC option is conducted online via Canvas. This option does not require real time interaction and affords students the opportunity to access the course when it best fits their schedules. Self-guided modules, pre-recorded video content, lecture notes, and discussion boards allow students to complete assignments at their own pace without set deadlines. Instructors will monitor progress and be available for assistance throughout the course. Continuous enrollment.
The multi-day hybrid TEC option includes a synchronous morning session (face-to-face or online) followed by a 2-hour asynchronous online learning component. Cohort models are used to emphasize the development of professional learning communities by encouraging collaboration with other instructors. Participants are expected to participate throughout the morning and collaborate for online activities. The online component is conducted via Canvas. Hybrid classes will be offered once a quarter.
Based on TEC concepts and faculty needs, micro-sessions are 30-minute presentations with a Q&A session via Teams or Zoom. Links are sent out with announcement emails and posts. No registration is required.
Workshops are available for a more customizable approach and also based on TEC concepts. Workshops take place either face-to-face or online and vary in time/length depending on identified requirements. A minimum of three weeks advanced notice is required to plan and implement.
Consultation services include collaboration on educational material, assistance with how to apply instructional strategies, support for designing and developing lessons, etc. For individualized support, contact us directly using the “REQUEST FORM” below.
1. Successfully complete either the multi-day hybrid or self-paced asynchronous course; and
2. Pass the post-assessment with a minimum score of 70% or earn a minimum score of 70% on the post-assessments for each lesson.
Asynchronous. The asynchronous model is self-paced and allows students to begin and end when it best fits their schedules. There are 20 lessons designed to be completed in about an hour each. However, participants have the flexibility to choose which lessons they want to take; there is no requirement to complete the whole course or lessons in any particular order.
Micro-sessions. Micro-sessions are offered monthly in 20–30-minute time segments.
Workshops. Workshops are offered in various lengths and are customized based on requests.
1. Choose “Teaching Essentials Course”
2. Enter name and e-mail address
3. Enter “Registration” for subject
4. Choose “Asynchronous or Hybrid”
5. Add questions or comments to comment box
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (334) 953-5454
• Successfully completing the Teaching Essentials Course offered by Air University Teaching & Learning Center. Earners may take either the multi-day hybrid class or self-paced asynchronous version.
• Passing the post-assessment after the hybrid course with a minimum of 70% or earning a minimum score of 70% on the post-assessment for each lesson of the asynchronous course.
Conducted virtually on the 3rd Thursday each month via Microsoft Teams Meetings, 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. VR/AR Research at Air University
4. Camtasia 9 - Screen Recording & Video Editing
5. Surface Hub Connection Options
7. Classroom Interactive Digital Display System (CIDDS) Demo
8. Basic Introduction to Qualtrics
Air University Teaching & Learning Center
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