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Foundations – Active Learning Workshop (ACTL)

University Teaching Foundations: This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL). Are you looking to spice up your classroom but not sure what to do? This workshop will demonstrate several different teaching strategies and techniques that you can adapt and use in your classrooms. By combining the expertise of many instructors in the design of this workshop, participants can look forward to filling their teaching toolkits!

Foundations – Lesson Planning Workshop

University Teaching Foundations: This workshop is required to complete the University Teaching Foundations program. 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.

Foundations - SoTL Journal Club #16 (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 registration page once available. Please read the paper and bring any questions, comments or critiques with you. By the end of this journal club, successful participants will be able to:

Small Teaching Online - Book Club (1)

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing Small Teaching Online (Darby & Lang, 2019). Small Teaching Online offers concrete, evidence-informed strategies that instructors can implement in their classroom to improve student learning. At each meeting, book club members will take part in a facilitated discussion of two chapters of Small Teaching Online and discuss approaches they might consider or share experiences from their own classes.

Graduate Student University Teaching Days (GSUTD)

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This will be the second annual Graduate Student University Teaching Days (GSUTD), a series of teaching development days for graduate students to improve their teaching skills and build connections with other instructors at the University of Guelph. A full schedule and descriptions of workshops can be found at https://otl.uoguelph.ca/gsutd. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 4th at 9 am and closes Friday, August 16th at 11:59 pm. Please note that registration is limited to the first 190 students. After this limit is reached, you will be added to a waitlist.

Starting Strong in Remote Courses: Cultivating Community from the First Click

Instructors face different challenges in welcoming students to a remotely-delivered course versus a traditionally-delivered course. In remotely-delivered courses, instructors cannot rely on face-to-face activities to break the ice and facilitate interactions. Instructors must carefully consider how they will use the tools and opportunities available in remote learning environments to create a safe environment for all learners and cultivate a sense of community and belonging. In this webinar, Educational Developers Dr. Sara Fulmer and Dr.

CRDI: Adapting your Teaching and Learning Activities (#3)

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This institute will offer support and resources to guide you through exploring instructional strategies and learning activities in light of their potential for helping your students meet your course learning outcomes and succeed on course assessments. We will discuss effective strategies for sharing content, implementing both independent and collaborative active learning strategies, and planning the structure of your course.

SoTL Journal Club 15

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.

CRDI: Adapting your Assessments for Remote Teaching (#5)

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Part of the transition to remote teaching is altering our assessments so that they continue to align with our learning outcomes, while also providing effective means for students to demonstrate their learning in a remote environment. This institute will guide you through the decision making process and provide you with key questions and guidelines to help you embed assessment strategies that promote learning into your remote courses.

CRDI: Adapting your Teaching and Learning Activities (#2)

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This institute will offer support and resources to guide you through exploring instructional strategies and learning activities in light of their potential for helping your students meet your course learning outcomes and succeed on course assessments. We will discuss effective strategies for sharing content, implementing both independent and collaborative active learning strategies, and planning the structure of your course.

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