TEAK: Traveling Engineering Activity Kit



TEAK-TA Teaching Workshop

The TEAK-TA Teaching Workshop was developed to as a way to prepare RIT Engineering students to teach engineering to others. While our students are well-prepared technically, we do not always prepare them to explain those technical topics to others. This is a crucial skill for engineers entering the workforce.

This workshop is comprised of four instructional modules and a final, culminating microteaching activity. The students participate in peer review of the microteaching sessions, and everybody's lesson is recorded for them to review and critique on their own.

Beginning in Spring 2012, this 5-hour workshop will be expanded and offered as a 1-credit free elective for students in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering: 0304-389 Teaching Methods. This course will be used as a means of identifying and training future Teaching Assistant Candidates. Additional content, such as the use of course management software, grading, and managing problem solving sessions, will be incorporated into the new course.

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Partial support for the TEAK Project is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program under Award No. 0737462.


Partial support for development of the TEAK Energy & Environment kids was provided under an American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Senior Projects Grant