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Discovery Curriculum Teaching Toolbox

Session Planning

Active Learning

Active Learning is any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. Active learning is often contrasted to the traditional lecture where students passively receive information from the instructor.

Case-based Instruction

Information on why and how to use Case-based instruction in your session.

Clinical Correlations

Resources related to Clinical Correlations integrated into the curriculum.


ClinicalKey is an online search tool that provides faculty with Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one source.

Concept Mapping

A tool to offer a visual representation of how information and knowledge is organized.

Crediting External Sources

Give credit to the author for the images, ideas or quotations that you use, and to enable students to locate the original document or eResource if they would like to pursue additional information.

Instructional Methods

Instructional Methods

Instructional Methods including Case-Based Discussion, Concept Mapping, Demonstration, Independent Learning, Preceptorship, Problem-based Learning (PBL), Simulation, Team-based Learning (TBL).

Introducing MedBiquitous Terms

MedBiquitous Terms are a standard set of key terms governed by the AAMC used to classify instruction, assessment, and resource types used in medical and healthcare education.

Large Classroom Setting

Tips to help minimize start-up time and transition time between small and large group activities.

M2 Session Requirements

Requirements for M2 sessions including recommended length of session, pre-work recommendations and session content due dates.

PowerPoint Best Practices

Best practices for using PowerPoint presentation software in the classroom.

Preparing Class Materials

Information on best use of resources to support teaching and learning.

Session Planning Document

A guide for planning a session.

Social Media

Social media are primarily Internet-based tools for sharing and discussing information among human beings. The term most often refers to activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio.

Team-based Learning

The main features of the team-based learning approach are (1) permanent (term-long) and instructor-assigned groups of 5-7 students with diverse skill sets and backgrounds, (2) Individual accountability for out-of-class work such as reading and preliminary homework, (3) incentive for working effectively together as a team by giving significant credit (course points) for team activities, (4)in class application exercises that are significant and about making a decision – providing a simple answer – based on complex analysis of data or application of course principles.

My Role as a Facilitator

Tips on role as a facilitator in the classroom.

About the Teaching Toolbox

Welcome video from Dr. Jose Franco


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