The University of Iowa

Learning Assistant Pedagogy Course

Learning Assistants and their Peer Mentor discuss student wellness and its relationship to student success.

Learning Assistant Pedagogy Course


Learning Assistants enroll in a three-credit, once-a-week, 75-minute course for on-going facilitation training. The course is LS:1014 “Learning Assistants Training - Pedagogy: Creating Collaborative Learning Environments and covers topics such as metacognition, helping skills, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in classrooms. Learning Assistants will integrate their facilitation experiences and the pedagogy content through class discussions and reflection assignments.

An example of a past course syllabus can be found here: PDF iconSyllabus

LA Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are students who served as Learning Assistants in the past and now assist with pedagogy course initiatives such as class discussions and providing one-on-one feedback to current Learning Assistants. Peer Mentors provide support and guidance from their facilitation experiences!

Meet a few of our LA Peer Mentors

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Solange

Solange

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Katie

Katie

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Mazvita

Mazvita

 

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Katherine

Katherine

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Kylie

Kylie

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Gabby

Gabby

 

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Quinn

Quinn

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Madi

Madi

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Xing

Xing

 

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Maya

Maya

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Isaiah

Isaiah

Spring 22 LA Peer Mentor Christian

Christian

 

 

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Learning Assistant Program, please contact Constance Judd (constance-judd@uiowa.edu) or Dusty Persinger (dusty-persinger@uiowa.edu).