The University of Iowa

Program Summary

TILE Essentials is a two-part workshop that provides instructors with foundational active-learning concepts and teaching strategies (inquiry-guided and team-based learning and peer instruction) supported by the TILE classroom design and technologies. 

Participants explore, engage in, and model active learning pedagogies, develop course learning outcomes and a classroom activity, gain familiarity with the TILE technology, and learn the basics of course transformation. 

Instructors who wish to teach in a TILE room must participate in the two-part TILE Essentials before requesting a room through the Office of the Registrar. TILE Essentials is offered at select times throughout the year.

Upcoming TILE Essentials 

Summer TILE Essentials will be held: 

Part I: Tuesday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Van Allen Hall (VAN) 350
Part II: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Van Allen Hall (VAN) 350

Since participants are required to complete preparation assignments before the workshop, please register by Monday, July 12, to have adequate time to complete the first assignment.

Stay tuned for more details about fall TILE Essentials, which will occur in October 2021.