Help Build TILE Resources

Help Build TILE Resources

A student in a TILE classroom working on a project.

 

The University of Iowa recently launched a new TILE website: http://tile.uiowa.edu

Our mission for the new site is to create a useful resource for those engaged in student centered teaching at the University of Iowa. To do this, we need your help. By updating the site with quality content, such as lesson plans, teacher profiles, and classroom narratives, we can ensure that the site stays relevant and interesting.

You may be asking, “How can I help?” No one knows what kind of resources an instructor needs more than you. Additionally, no one has the same experience transforming content, or teaching in a TILE classroom. We want your input and your feedback to ensure that the site truly becomes a resource for instructors teaching in a TILE space. Finally, contributions to the TILE website will be clearly credited, and provides an easy way to demonstrate professional teaching and service.

We are looking for the following:

Teacher Profiles
A brief bio about who you are within and beyond the classroom.  We are particularly interested in your pedagogical approach and your experiences with student centered learning. You can either provide your own information by clicking here to fill out the online form or we can send someone to interview you.

Lesson Plans or Classroom Activities
We want to share your favorite lesson plans and classroom activities for the TILE or student centered classroom.  These can be anything from full unit lesson plans spanning multiple classes, to a ten-minute activity. Click here to submit a lesson plan online. If you need help refining or capturing a lesson plan please know the SITA’s are here to help you out!

Tips or Tricks
Do you have any tips for instructors in the TILE classrooms? Any tricks or shortcuts that make using the technology easier or more productive? Any advice you would give to someone who is transforming their class into a TILE or students centered class? Is there anything you wish someone had told you about student centered pedagogy? We want to hear it! Give us your helpful tips and tricks to share with other instructors. Simply email us at TILE@uiowa.edu.

Questions, Comments, or Suggestions
If you have a question you would like to be addressed on the website, a comment about the website, or a suggestion on how to improve the website, please let us know (TILE@uiowa.edu)!