#iteachmsu Commons: SHARE
What is the #iteachmsu Commons?
The #iteachmsu Commons is a digital space built for educators by educators with the historic support of the Office for Faculty and Academic Staff Development, The Graduate School, and The Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation. On such a large campus, with such a large community, it can be difficult to elevate and celebrate the high-impact practices of the wide educator community that exists across MSU. To address this challenge, the #iteachmsu Commons provides an educator-driven space for sharing teaching resources, connecting across educator networks, and growing teaching practice.
It’s important to us to draw your attention to this expansion of the definition of “educator” because when at #iteachmsu “educator” certainly include in-class instructors but is intentionally much broader to include anyone who contributes to teaching and learning, student success, and/or outreach missions of the university (including but not limited to Graduate Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Learning Assistants, instructional designers, academic advisors, librarians, coaches, etc.). Read about Professional Development — For Educators, By Educators.
How do I engage with iteach.msu.edu?
On the #iteachmsu Commons home page, you’ll see a button in the upper right hand corner that says “login”. After logging in with your MSU NetID (the same information you’d use for D2L or SpartanMail), check out the Getting Started playlist. This curated resource is a quick guide to the basic ways you can navigate the #iteachmsu Commons. You can find and share content that may be discipline-specific or transdisciplinary, but is always be anchored in five educator competency areas. A variety of content types exist to best suit your, and your fellow educator’s needs. Short posts, blog-like articles, curated playlists, and an upcoming campus-wide teaching and learning events calendar are all different ways you can learn from others, and others can learn from you! In addition to sharing your own ideas, resources, questions, or events, you can also engage in continued asynchronous dialogue by commenting on content or joining groups!
We hope you’ll join us in what has become a large movement recognizing teaching and learning work across MSU by taking up the hashtag, recognizing your fellow educators, and joining the #iteachmsu Commons! Through your engagement, we will continue to nurture a culture of teaching and learning across MSU and beyond.