Personalized Coaching for Online Teaching

The Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD) is now offering you a unique opportunity for personalized coaching in developing engaging online teaching! Faculty in OMERAD have expertise in coaching for improved teaching. As experienced educators, we will work directly with you to learn about your unique context with a focus on student engagement, eliciting student thinking and assessing student understanding into your online instruction. We observe, collect data, and provide you with targeted feedback to empower you to make instructional changes. Finally, we plan with you to prepare you for the next instructional session.

At the end of this coaching series, you will receive a certificate of completion and a letter summarizing your progress that can be used in annual review documentation.

The coaching experience involves learning cycles where the coach will observe you teach, engage in a data-based debrief, and co-plan to prepare you for future instruction. Your personalized coaching sessions will be scheduled at an agreed upon convenient time for you and your coach, beginning soon after you complete your intake form.

Cost: $400 per personGraphic




Questions? Contact OMERAD


OMERAD Coaches: Dr. Stacey Pylman, Dr. Julie Christensen, Ms. Amy Greenberg


 Coaching Testimonials:

 “I have tried many programs, courses, and tools to improve my teaching with very marginal improvement. This opportunity of a person observing me and giving me personalized coaching was transformational. I am recommending absolutely everybody to do this. The coach is so knowledgeable, caring, experienced, and she totally identifies difficulties, and has tools and techniques to teach you.”

Ana Vasquez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Human Medicine, MSU


“My experience with the OMERAD has been invaluable…helping me self-evaluate my teaching habits to stimulate better class discussion, course objectives, and student assessments. I saw improvement in SIRS and feedback from students.”

– David Ferguson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, MSU


“This (coaching experience) redefines how I am preparing and presenting the materials in small groups. It is the best thing to happen for my academic career.”

– Sath Sudhanthar, MD, Associate Professor, College of Human Medicine, MSU