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Teaching & Learning Professional Development Opportunities

Registration is open for the following spring and summer professional development opportunities to help strengthen your blended and online courses. Self-directed resources are also provided.

  • 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium: Join your colleagues for the final session: Supporting First-Year Students: Adapting to Disruption, Embracing Lasting Change (April 15, 11:30am-1:30pm, combining presentation and group discussions).
  • TeachOnline@UW: This comprehensive faculty learning community is intended for new and experienced online instructors who want to explore and apply in-depth best practices—designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, credit courses. The program offers two free courses (applications being accepted for summer 2021):
    • Plan & Design (May 17-June 25)
    • Facilitation & Management (July 26-August 25)
  • Preparing to Teach Online (spring session: May 18-24): This week-long, intensive course is built for instructors teaching remotely or online. This course is built around five modules that will help you prepare your course for remote learning.
  • Course Success Self-Review: Use this anonymous, self-directed survey tool to identify ways to strengthen the design and delivery of remote/blended/online courses, leading to better learning and student satisfaction. The Self-Review identifies six success factors and offers supporting recommendations, with relevant and actionable resources. Browse additional resources on the Course Success website.
  • Teaching in a Pandemic: One-hour mini self-directed course on remote student engagement strategies.
  • Active Teaching Labs: Responsive theme-based discussions where educators support each other’s inquiry, reflection, and subsequent improvement of their own authentic campus teaching practices.
  • Classroom Assessment Strategies Workshop (May 10, 1:30-3pm and May 12, 9-10:30am): During this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn how to create an online activity for your course to assess students’ learning progress using a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT) of your choice.
  • Learning Analytics: Explore how to use learning analytics to support student success by attending an upcoming Learning Analytics Community of Practice session or a Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) demo and discussion.

Additional professional development workshops and forums are also available on the Instructional Continuity website (e.g., Remote Proctoring with Honorlock, Direct Evidence of Student Learning Training, Madison Teaching & Learning Excellence, and more).