Center for Teaching Excellence
 Teaching and Learning Webinars

The CTX, is presenting three Professional Development Webinars
addressing the challenges of teaching.
Mark Your Calendar Today!

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER: ONLINE TEACHING STRATEGIES THAT HELP MANAGE YOUR WORKLOAD
Thursday, September 24th – 2:30 - 4:00

In the always-on, 24/7 world of online teaching, students can request feedback or have questions at any hour of the day or night and often expect an immediate response from you, the instructor. If you teach part or all of your class online it may seem like an impossible task to balance your personal life and your work life due to your workload demands, the 24/7 online environment, or your ability to create presence online. This presentation provides course design and facilitation strategies to help you manage your online workload by working smarter. You will assess instructor cases using a template to identify teaching tasks and prioritize time.


TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT: UNDERSTANDING AND PROMOTING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN TODAY’S COLLEGE CLASSROOM
Thursday, October 29th – 2:30 - 4:00

Concern over student engagement has become central to conversations regarding quality in higher education, but what does “student engagement” mean? And once we know, how do we achieve it? Drawing from an extensive career of research and practice, Barkley offers instructors a dynamic model for understanding student engagement as well as practical strategies and techniques for promoting it in the face-to-face and online classroom.


FACILITATING LEARNING THAT LASTS: TRANSFER AND TRANSFORMATION
Thursday, November 12th – 2:30 - 4:00

The Understanding by Design framework, developed by Wiggins and McTighe, provides useful guidance for developing student learning outcomes, authentic evidence of learning, and instructional plans. Do you struggle with writing student learning outcomes? Would you like some help thinking through assessments that function as evidence of meaningful learning that will last? Do you wonder how you can know if students “understand” a key concept or idea? Are you weary of trying to “cover” all the material? The presenter will provide an overview of the Understanding by Design process, including the three-step process and a framework to help students transfer learning autonomously and effectively in new situations.