Teaching and Learning

Achieving the Dream’s comprehensive services empower your college to best serve all students.

Achieving the Dream’s comprehensive services empower your college to best serve all students.

Effective teaching and learning practices are at the heart of maximizing student outcomes. We help colleges build the infrastructure they need to offer high quality teaching and learning so they can:

  • Reach and teach every student
  • Employ impactful, practical classroom strategies
  • Design more dynamic, relevant, and culturally responsive courses

Specific strategies include:

  • Implementing research-based instructional practices
  • Deepening your college’s integration of equity-based teaching and learning
  • Strengthening alignment between faculty hiring practices, professional development offerings, and policies for faculty evaluation, retention, and promotion
  • Creating, strengthening, and sustaining robust hubs of faculty innovation, peer learning and support
  • Empowering full-time and adjunct faculty to connect their students with the myriad personal supports available to them

Customized Teaching and Learning Supports
Every college is at a different stage of teaching and learning development. Achieving the Dream provides a variety of support modules to supplement and augment the teaching and learning capacity at your college.

Three-Year Capacity Building Package
Our most robust and intensive package helps build a lasting and vibrant culture of teaching and learning excellence, specifically customized for your institutional needs. With a combination of onsite visits and on-going virtual support, our expert T&L coaching team will assess your college’s current teaching and learning capacity and develop and implement a prioritized action plan for scaling institutional change.

Onsite Assessment
Facilitated by two of ATD’s expert coaches, the two-day onsite assessment identifies challenges and opportunities unique to your institution, and unifies faculty and college leadership around an implementation plan going forward.

Teaching & Learning Workshop
This full-day workshop provides professional development for a broad range of institutional stakeholders and builds foundational understanding in specific teaching and learning topics including: evidence based culturally responsive practices, guided student pathways, Open Educational Resources, and digital learning.

Open Educational Resources Case-Making & Strategy Workshop
This full-day workshop provides a deep dive into how OER can be sustainably implemented to help transform a college’s vision for teaching and learning.

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