Resources are documents created to help faculty improve their teaching and student learning.

Curriculum Design

Find out some basics on how to design curriculum for your plant breeding program, course and class using a backwards design approach.  Learn how to strengthen your lesson planning and create objectives that will keep you focused on learner success.

Methods & Strategies

For information on research-based and evidence-based approaches that put the student as the main focus, rather than the instructor to improve understanding.  A place to share specific techniques that improve student engagement that will help students reach learning outcomes.


Mentoring & Creating a Professional Learning Community

For information on theory and practice of mentoring both students and peers to enhance performance.

Mike Retallick
Professor and Chair,
Iowa State University (ISU)
(515) 294-4810
201 Curtiss 513 Farm House Lane Ames, IA 50011

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