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OTL to host The Spark of Learning Virtual Book Club for faculty and instructors

During the Winter 2021 semester, the Office of Teaching and Learning will be hosting a virtual book club to discuss The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (Cavanagh, S., 2016). Book club discussions are open to all University of Guelph faculty and instructional staff (including sessionals). At each meeting, book club members will take part in a facilitated discussion of one or two chapters of The Spark of Learning and discuss your thoughts, questions or share experiences from their own classes.

Upcoming Course Redesign Institutes for Remote Instruction in November

We are hosting Course Redesign Institutes (CRDI) in November to support instructors in their planning for remote course delivery. The CRDI is divided into two separate institutes: the first focuses on adapting assessments and the second on adapting teaching and learning activities. Each institute runs over two days. Instructors participate in a series of modules to explore and develop their course plans, and participate in synchronous Zoom sessions in small and large groups to share ideas, ask questions and discuss challenges. 

Teaching how NOT to teach and the GSUTD 2020 Closing Ceremony

The 2020 Graduate Student University Teaching Days (GSUTD) may almost be over, but there's still time to register for the final events! Join us on Friday September 4th from 9:00-10:30 am for:

Teaching How NOT To Teach and the GSUTD 2020 Closing Ceremony

Three projects receive support from the University’s Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF) for 2020/21.

Since 2006, the University of Guelph’s Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF) has provided funding to support several projects that have enriched the learning experience of our undergraduate students. We invite submissions each year from faculty, instructors, and staff designed to support and engage students in innovative practices and experiential learning, and that contribute to the achievement of related course or program learning outcomes.

Funded LEF projects for 2020/2021 are:

Course Redesign Institutes Continue Through August

Adapt your Course for Remote Instruction

The Course Redesign Institute is a structured online experience intended to help instructors with planning remote courses. The Course Redesign process has been divided into two separate institutes, with the first focused on adapting your assessments and the second focused on adapting your teaching and learning activities.

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