Two Great Resources for Teachers

SCOTs Program and Presentation Practice Center improve classroom experience

February 25, 2014

Writer: Brian Baker

Devan Barker and Spencer Haacke spoke at the February Brown Bag about resources that improve the learning and teaching experience.

Devan Barker presented about the SCOTs (Student Consults on Teaching) Program, which provides teachers with feedback from a student's perspective. SCOTs students can attend classes and review I-Learn structure. Feedback from the SCOTs Program is kept confidential and is only reported to the teacher. Brother Barker said the SCOTs Program is effective because it helps teachers know the level of impact they have on their students.

Spencer Haacke discussed ways to use visuals, including Powerpoint presentations, to make teaching more interesting. He also talked about the Presentation Practice Center (PPC) as a resource for both students and teachers. The PPC provides practice and feedback on many aspects of presentation.

For more information about the SCOTs Program, visit http://www.byui.edu/instructional-development/scots-program.

For more information about the Presentation Practice Center, visit http://www.byui.edu/academic-support-centers/presentation-practice-center.