Teachers Noticing Teachers Online

Teachers Noticing Teachers Online

Teachers Noticing Teachers is a program of peer mentoring designed to allow professors to observe the teaching of a particularly accomplished colleague. Although many of the TNT participants are themselves extremely accomplished teachers, they become enthusiastic, inquisitive and probing students observing other teachers.

During the Spring 2020 term, PLNU’s need to move to online courses spurred the idea to have TNT Online, with faculty sharing what they have been doing that is fresh, innovative, engaging, and just plain good teaching in the online classroom.


TNT with Mattieu Rouffet, PLNU Faculty, Chemistry
June 11, 2020
Mattieu Rouffet developed “The Science of Food and Cooking” and uses cooking demo videos to illustrate his content. He uses mostly asynchronous modalities (Canvas) to build community and deliver content but also uses a synchronous portion (zoom office hours) to help students with problem practice and hard concepts. Matt first developed this course as a 15-week, f-2-f course, transitioning it to a 5-week online course this summer.
TNT with Jaclyn Hadjipieris, PLNU Faculty, CEL
June 12, 2020
Jaclyn Hadjipieris teaches “Professional Writing” in the RN to BSN Program. In order to support students’ final research paper, Jaclyn provides scaffolding prompts as well as techniques such as targeted feedback and peer review to support student learning. Regular community building is achieved through active learning methods such as PollEverywhere, peer review of writing, prior knowledge assessment activities, etc.
TNT with Denise Necoechea, PLNU Faculty in SOE
June 16, 2020
Denise Necoechea developed and teaches Shared Leadership, Legislation & Due Process in Special Education, a grad course. This completely asynchronous course uses self-paced learning experiences utilizing a broad array of non-lecture-based activities: podcasts, infographics, digital stories and webinars. Students are assessed through  journals, graphic organizers, infographics and visual stories, using technologies such as Padlet, Haiku Deck, Canva, and Shadow Puppet. Frequent peer review activities and professor-to-student ‘check-in’ opportunities. Denise has over 15 years of higher ed experience, including 10 years of online teaching experience.
TNT Using Collaborations with Small Groups in Canvas with Gayle Sollfrank, PLNU Adjunct, History
June 23, 2020
Gayle Sollfrank teaches an FE/GE course: World Civilizations I. Because History is a reading intense course, she holds her students accountable for their reading preparation by assigning a Reading Graphic Organizer that creates individual and small group accountability. Students are assigned small groups in Canvas and work collaboratively on Google Slides creating Concept Maps which organize and outline the students’ take-aways from the assigned reading. In addition, students watch her video lectures, write research papers, and post on discussion boards. Gayle has over 10 years of experience in teaching online.
TNT with Mattieu Rouffet, PLNU Faculty, Chemistry
July 29, 2020
Mattieu Rouffet developed “The Science of Food and Cooking” and uses cooking demo videos to illustrate his content. He uses mostly asynchronous modalities (Canvas) to build community and deliver content but also uses a synchronous portion (zoom office hours) to help students with problem practice and hard concepts. Matt first developed this course as a 15-week, f-2-f course, transitioning it to a 5-week online course this summer.