Shared Classroom Initiative
The CTA would like to invite you to participate in a program called the Shared Classroom Initiative. The purpose of this Initiative is to generate meaningful conversation about teaching by organizing opportunities for interested faculty members to observe each other teaching in the classroom. The Shared Classroom Initiative can benefit both new and seasoned teachers as both work to tackle the same kinds of problems day in and day out, and because each tackle those problems in different ways depending on discipline and individual teaching practice, providing a chance to share each other's knowledge and experience.
The purpose of the Shared Classroom Initiative is to encourage discussion about the pedagogies we engage in by inviting each other into our classrooms to take a look at what we do on an average day—to take a look at what we teach, how we teach, and to follow up those observations with conversations about why we use the practices we do. In short, this program proposes that we “share” our classrooms as a way of exchanging ideas about the daily work we privilege most at Gonzaga: our teaching.