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Online Teaching Courses

Participants enrolled in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills are required to take three online courses (also referred to as online seminars) in the following sequence:

  • June 11 -22: Teaching Philosophy (closed)
  • July 2 - 13: Course Design (closed)
  • July 30 - August 10: Learning Technologies (registration closes July 25)

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Universal Instructional Design: Getting Started in Designing Accessible Course Materials (Praxis Workshop)

Karen Myers, September 14, AHP Multipurpose Room, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

How do I ensure my course materials are accessible to all students? Working towards creating accessible print, web, and multimedia course materials in one's teaching is a particularly important and inclusive piece of course design. This workshop will focus on incorporating and modeling UID principles. Please bring course materials and/or laptops as this will be a hands-on, participant-led workshop. 

Beyond Because: Teaching Students to Think Critically in Writing Assignments (Praxis Workshop)

Flannery Burke, September 18, BSC 352/353, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This workshop will describe how to use writing assignments and rubrics to inspire and reflect student critical thinking.  It will include basic historical thinking skills that will be most applicable to fields in the humanities and social sciences.  

Effective Uses of Film and Other Narrative Visual Media in Subject Courses (Praxis Workshop)

Vincent Casaregola, October 2, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00

This praxis workshop will explore using film and visual media more effectively, both as vehicles for bringing a wider range of material to students and also as opportunities to consider the implications of what is learned in the context of real-world scenarios. While usually associated with arts and humanities courses, narrative films can be used to envision the issues involved in any number of fields, including business, education, social sciences, and sciences. In these cases, film becomes a means not so much of delivering information as a way to explore the implications of what has been learned as it applies to actual situations in the world beyond the classroom.

From Coverage to Learning: Re-envisioning Lecture (Praxis Workshop)

James Fortney, October 12, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on the challenge of “content coverage,” or the pressure many instructors feel to teach a lot of information during a single class session. Participants will consider this challenge in the context of their own courses and develop strategies for organizing, preparing, and delivering content in ways that support student learning.

Strategies for a Successful Flipped Classroom (Praxis Workshop)

Chris Grabau, October 30, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

This interactive workshop will present course design and teaching strategies related to the flipped classroom.  Attendees will investigate how to utilize flipped classroom strategies in order to best support course objectives, teaching methodologies, assessment strategies, and student learning.

Lessons from Cognitive Science for the Classroom (Praxis Workshop)

Lisa Willoughby, November 9, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Remembering loads of information and thinking critically during the learning process is second-nature to some. For the rest of us, we need a little help. This session will highlight several approaches from the cognitive sciences that are designed to support critical thinking and memory enhancement among learners. Session attendees will be given opportunities to share ideas on how such approaches could be tailored to benefit learning among students in their courses.