What do the best teachers do to captivate and motivate students, to help them reach unusually high levels of accomplishment?
Over the last twenty years, our highly interactive, lively, and thought-provoking international Summer Institute has become the prime location for faculty members from around the world who wish to spark the highest levels of student learning in the sciences, social science, humanities, arts, law, medicine, business, engineering and other fields.
Participants will explore the practices and insights of highly successful teachers, those people with phenomenal success in helping their students achieve remarkable learning results. The Summer Institute will emphasize both improving one's teaching and developing ways to share insights with colleagues back home.
Additional Summer Institute topics include:
- Eric Mazur's Conceptest and Peer Instruction
- Team-Based Learning
- Natural Critical Learning Environments
- Paul Baker's Fostering Creativity
- Evidence and Research-Based Teaching and Learning
- MOOC’s, Online, and Hybrid Courses
The Summer Institute will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, and end in the early afternoon on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
The Summer Institute will be held at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, a luxury hotel located 12 miles west of Manhattan in West Orange, NJ. A lively local restaurant and theater scene complements the New York theaters, concerts, shopping, restaurants, and museums, which are easily accessible by train and taxi. All sessions will be held in the world-class Conference Center at the Wilshire Grand.
Enrollment Limited. Apply Early.
Hotel & Registration Information
The 2017 Summer Institute registration fee covers tuition, all sessions, course materials, breaks, some meals, and a signed copy of a book by Ken Bain or James Lang. To receive The Wilshire Grand Hotel group rate of $169 (single or double, per day, plus taxes), enter BEST TEACHERS under Attendance Code, or call and ask for the Best Teachers group rate. Reservations must be made by May 10, 2017, to receive the group rate. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements and reservations.
Early Early Bird Special (applications received by December 1, 2016)
$679 per person. $649/person for groups of 3 or more. Applicants paying by credit card add $25 surcharge/person.
Early Bird Special (applications received by March 1, 2017)
$749 per person. $719/person for groups of 3 or more. Applicants paying by credit card add $25 surcharge/person.
Normal Registration Fee (applications received after March 1, 2017)
$799 per person. $779/person for groups of 3 or more. Applicants paying by credit card add $25 surcharge/person.
Full registration payment must accompany application. Notification of acceptance will be mailed no later than early May 2017. Cancellations made prior to May 10, 2017 are subject to a ten percent fee; cancellations made thereafter are subject to the total charge. Make check payable to "Best Teachers LLC," 71 South Orange Avenue #297, South Orange, NJ 07079. For questions, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the 2017 Summer Institute
Here is short video from the 2011 Summer Institute.