The 120-hour experience includes:
- teaching an ESL course embedded workshop (10-12 hours);
- observing and assisting with workshop sessions for undergraduate Communication A required courses (15-20 hours);
- extensive work with instruction projects at a home site library (80-90 hours).
In addition to online coursework there are three face-to-face meetings: Week 1, Week 2 and a third week (around weeks 7 or 8).
Students must also be able to keep half day chunks of Monday, Wednesday, Friday (two of these) flexible for the Comm A classes (heaviest during weeks 3-10); the schedule will be set when the Teaching and Learning Office has all the session requests—usually by end of week 2 of the semester.
Placements are arranged on a semester-to-semester basis, as the number of available positions and participating campus libraries fluctuate. There are typically 7-9 placements in an academic year semester. Some libraries have specific time/date commitments which will be defined well before the beginning of the semester.
To request the Teaching and Learning Placement:
- Meet with your advisor to discuss the placement;
- Review the information about the placement opportunities (https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=56048387). This information will be updated for each fall and spring semester;
- Complete the Teaching & Learning placement request form;
- No later than one week after advising week, please email:
- the placement request form,
- your updated resume,
- and a printout of your iSchool coursework (which you can get from your Student Center on MyUW) to Allison Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Once you have been given permission, register for LIS 620-003 (be sure it is this section)
- Approximately 2 – 3 weeks after sending in your request, you’ll receive contact information for the onsite supervisor at your possible placement;
- Use this information to contact the supervisor and set up a meeting to discuss in more detail the plan at site for the term, start time, etc.
Questions? Please contact Allison Kaplan.