Teaching and Learning Guides are designed for faculty teaching plant breeding courses on any subject.  They can be used as self-study guides, or a group of faculty can go through one or more together.  Each guide can be printed off as a PDF and a slide deck is included for your use.  Each guide also has a lesson plan if you would like to present this to a larger group.

How to Plan your Lessons and Improve Lectures

This guide provides an overview of how to develop lesson/unit objectives, assessment strategies, and how to improve lectures using a number of strategies.

How to Develop Effective Applied Learning Activities.

Applied learning activities are real world activities that help bridge students understanding of course concepts with practical applications.  This guide provides a step by step approach to creating ALAs using a template.

Assessment Strategies and Methods

This guide provides strategies to assess students effectively.  Practical lessons on how to write multiple choice questions is included.

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