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Foundations – Leading and Facilitating Discussions (ACTL)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL). This workshop will explore topics such as how to effectively engage learners in discussion, encourage equal participation, deal with conflict and disagreement, and establish criteria for assessing participation in class discussions. Intended Learning Outcomes By the end of this workshop successful participants should be able to: Describe numerous tips, tricks, and tools for...

How Humans Learn Book Club #3

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (Eyler, 2018). Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. At...

Coping with Covid: Coming Together as a Community

This session is an opportunity for reflection about our successes, accomplishments, challenges, and frustrations over the past ~18 months. It is also an opportunity to think through what we've learned about teaching and learning from this experience. Join with your fellow graduate students to process and to come together as a community to support each other. Please note: this session does not count towards University Teaching Foundations.

Foundations – Managing Inclusive and Diverse Learning Spaces (ACTL)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL). This workshop will guide you through some of the commonly encountered conflicts in the classroom and provide you with the necessary tools to handle those situations in a professional manner. We will also discuss topics related to making your classroom a safe learning environment for all students (e.g. inviting students to share their gender pronouns, reducing anxiety of students, create opportunities to increase sense of belongingness for all...

Foundations – Teaching Dossiers (RTCR)

This workshop counts towards University Teaching Foundations under the category of Reflective Teaching and Career Readiness (RTCR). A teaching dossier is an integral document for evidencing and communicating your teaching practice and experience to your readers. They are a concise summary of your teaching accomplishments and effectiveness, often required when applying for academic positions, promotion, or critical reflection on your teaching practice. Join us for this session to collaboratively describe your fundamental approaches to teaching, find out what can count as...

How Humans Learn Book Club #4

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (Eyler, 2018). Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. At...

Foundations – SoTL Journal Club #28 (TLJC)

Join us for our online Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal clubs, where we discuss a recent teaching publication. If you missed previous meetings, do not worry! We will send an email with the paper in advance and it will also be posted on the Eventbrite page once available. Please read the paper and bring any questions, comments or critiques with you. Intended Learning Outcomes By the end of this journal club, successful participants should be able to: Discuss and critically analyze the...

Foundations – Career Panel (NETW)

This networking event counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of GTC Networking Event (NETW). Panelists (e.g. Educational Developers, Faculty, Staff, etc.) will provide event participants with advice and knowledge based on their various career paths. We look forward to discussing with you! Intended Learning Outcomes By the end of this career panel, successful participants should be able to: Identify different career paths in teaching and learning Network...

Foundations – Lesson Planning Workshop

This workshop is required to complete the University Teaching Foundations program and counts under the category of Lesson Planning.   Have you ever attended a seminar, tutorial or lab and didn’t feel prepared on what to teach your students that day? Well then, this workshop is perfect for you to learn the essential skills needed to deliver an organized and effective lesson to your students. Come learn how to create a lesson plan based on the BOPPPS lesson planning model and how to align learning outcomes with assessments and classroom activities.  Intended Learning...

How Humans Learn Book Club #5

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (Eyler, 2018). Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. At...

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