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Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series

Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series

The Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series is co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA) and the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA).
Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment is a six-week course that will introduce you to the principles and practice of this approach to assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment takes into account the contexts in which learning might actually be used once students leave the university. It is an attempt to assess what students actually know, value, and can do in a way that is well-integrated into the entire learning environment of a course. In this course you will learn how to align assessment with intended learning outcomes, how to design meaningful assessment measures that motivate students and even design assessments that help students learn as they are being assessed.

By experiencing a variety of authentic assessment methods in the student role, reading about them, and practicing adaptations of them, you will be in a better position to judge which of these methods you can use in your own courses, as suits your personal teaching style and disciplinary needs. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to create an authentic, well-reasoned assessment measure that you could use in your own disciplinary context – with feedback and help from your instructors and colleagues.

Blackboard Learn Training - Online Self-Paced Courses

Blackboard Learn Training - Online Self-Paced Courses

Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System (LMS) that the University of Windsor supports. These online courses featured below, are designed to provide valuable information and corresponding self-learning activities for instructors and their assistants, to help learn, use and configure Blackboard Learn. Please note, these courses are NOT facilitated, and there won't be any instructor interaction. If you would like face-to-face support we would be happy to help, so check out the Name Your Topic! offerings at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops

Brightspace Workshops

Brightspace Workshops

The Centre for Teaching and Learning's Brightspace Workshop series provides in-person and on-line synchronous learning opportunities. In-person workshops are offered in two varieties:

Step-by-Step: relaxed, slower-paced sessions and

Quick Steps: faster, technically driven sessions.

Select the delivery method and pace that works for you.

Start your Brightspace training with the Getting Started with Brightspace workshop to provide the basis for the more advanced workshops.

PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR ABLE TO ATTEND YOUR FACULTY/DEPARTMENTAL SPECIFIC WORKSHOP BEFORE REGISTERING FOR A GETTING STARTED WORKSHOP HERE.

IF YOU CANNOT FIND AN OPEN SPACE IN A WORKSHOP YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND YOUR FACULTY/DEPARTMENTAL SPECIFIC WORKSHOP, CHECK BACK FOR ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS AS MORE WILL BE ADDED TO ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE ON WAITLISTS.

Once you are registered for a workshop, please remove your name from waitlists of workshops of the same name, so others can take your spot.

Course Design

Course Design

This course introduces participants to the principles and practice of effective course design, including developing effective outcomes, devising methods and strategies to help students master difficult concepts and theories, and aligning assessments. Participants will have the opportunity to design (or redesign!) a course of their choosing, receiving feedback at each step. This course is offered in a 6-week format and a two-week intensive format.
CTL Teaching and Learning Workshop Series

CTL Teaching and Learning Workshop Series

The Centre for Teaching and Learning sponsors and facilitates an ongoing series of workshops focussing on the teaching and learning issues that impact on student engagement and the student experience at the University of Windsor. These free events are open to the whole University community and facilitate discussion about strategically important teaching and learning issues for the University.
Developing Your Teaching Dossier Series

Developing Your Teaching Dossier Series

The "Developing Your Teaching Dossier Series" is a sequence of four 45-minute self-paced modules for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows exploring strategies to reflect on their teaching and develop their teaching dossier.

Users can choose to take any one of the modules or can choose to complete all four of the modules in the series. Upon successful completion of each module, users will receive a certificate of completion. Completing the entire sequence of modules can allow you to explore a range of different considerations in your teaching dossier development process, including:
  • exploring and reflecting on your teaching experience;
  • identifying teaching-related transferable skills;
  • effectively defining and narrating your teaching values and practices and their impact on student learning;
  • describing components of a teaching dossier and begin writing various sections of your teaching dossier; and
  • articulating teaching skills and experiences for academic and non-academic careers.
GATA Network Series

GATA Network Series

The GATA Network is a collaboration between the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The network supports graduate and teaching assistants in their teaching duties at the University of Windsor and helps them find resources to equip and enrich their teaching and learning experiences.
Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Fellowship Workshop Series

Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Fellowship Workshop Series

The GTL Fellows across campus are dedicated to improving the experience, abilities, and support for graduate and undergraduate students that are involved in assisting with the teaching and delivery of courses either as GA/TAs or otherwise.

Workshops offered by GTL Fellows will be based in their respective Faculty and will target the specific needs of that Faculty’s GA/TAs.

If you have any questions about the GTL Fellowship Program, contact Dr. Laura Chittle at Laura.Chittle@uwindsor.ca.

Leading Effective Discussions

Leading Effective Discussions

Leading Effective Discussions introduces the basic skills involved in promoting, leading, and sustaining educationally effective discussions. Students will experience a variety of discussion-based active learning lessons, and will have an opportunity to facilitate a discussion, and receive feedback on their teaching from the instructors and other participants. By the end of this course, students will be in a better position to judge which methods they would like to use in their own classes, and how they can be adapted to suit personal teaching styles and disciplinary needs.

By successfully completing this course, participants will have made progress toward completion of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program.

If you are interested in the full program, or would like more information, visit: http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/463/university-teaching-certificate. Note: Students interested in participating in the UTC, must apply to the Program and receive a formal acceptance.
At this time, there are no upcoming events in "Leading Effective Discussions".
Lecturing

Lecturing

Lecturing is a half course that will introduce you to basic skills and techniques of communicating successfully to students. In particular you will learn about explaining complex ideas, grabbing and holding attention, phrasing, communicating nonverbally, and generating emotional response.

Supporting Early Career Faculty

Supporting Early Career Faculty

Early Career Faculty (ECF) Mentoring Program

Are you an early career faculty member? If so, you’re invited to join one of our small mentoring groups led by experienced UWindsor faculty. These once-a-month sessions are dedicated to supporting you in balancing your teaching, research, and service expectations. Two mentors with different experience and background will meet with their group of 6-8 early career faculty each month throughout the academic year (F22 & W23). The sessions are informal in structure, offering opportunities for ECF to meet with colleagues, make professional connections, share information that can assist with their professional development, and demystify the RTP process. The mentors working together with the mentees shape the meetings on topics and themes relevant to thriving at the UWindsor and accommodating their teaching, research, service, and work-life demands! Our past participants have found the hour-long sessions a comfortable venue where they can discuss challenges and concerns, and learn how to navigate the academic/ institutional landscape. We look forward to you joining our ECF workshop community.

At this time, there are no upcoming events in "Supporting Early Career Faculty".
University Teaching Practicum

University Teaching Practicum

This course takes a practical approach to teaching development and as such, much of the content will be driven by you, the learners. As part of the requirements of this course, you will be an observer and a facilitator in the teaching context. Class meetings will address teaching and learning issues, topics, and concerns that have been identified by the class. You will be expected to come prepared to contribute to the learning of our community by participating in and facilitating discussions of challenges faced in higher education. As this course is the final requirement for participants in the University Teaching Certificate, it will be expected that you have an understanding of the basic principles of higher education. The course also provides you with the opportunity to build on and apply information learned in other courses in the UTC to your own teaching. *This course is only open to students enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.
Winter GATAcademy 2023

Winter GATAcademy 2023

Winter GATAcademy 2023 is a two-day event which will be held on January 3rd and 4th. Workshops are scheduled all day from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presented by the GATA Network, Winter GATAcademy offers professional development workshops for current and prospective UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs). Workshops feature material and activities for both new and experienced GAs/TAs.

Registration is FREE. Participants register for each workshop separately.

**Links to the sessions will be emailed to participants the day before the scheduled workshops.**

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