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Welcome to the CTL

Announcements

  1. Laura Cruz

    Laura Cruz, Visiting Fellow

    Laura Cruz, Associate Research Professor of Teaching and Learning Scholarship at Penn State, will be joining the CTL as a Visiting Fellow from Nov. 18 - Dec. 9, 2022. Both Laura and the CTL staff are glad to have the opportunity to exchange ideas and strategies and to learn from one another. Read more about her and the workshops she will be offering.

Events

  1. Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series

    Instructor: Jodie Glean-Mitchell
    Delivered Online: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    During this foundational interactive session, participants will engage discussions and materials that will highlight the following areas through an intersectional lens:

    • The foundational principles of Antiracist Pedagogy
    • The common challenges and pitfalls that faculty members and TAs experience in the learning environment and tools to deepen one’s preparation and response to difficult moments as they arise
    • Proactive strategies to integrating inclusive practices into one’s teaching practice

    Deepening Your Practice in Antiracist Pedagogy: Transforming learning environments through Intentional Course Design

    Instructor: Jodie Glean-Mitchell
    Delivered Online: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    During this foundational interactive session, participants will engage discussions and application exercises that will highlight the following areas through an intersectional lens:

    • Antiracist and decolonial approaches to course design
    • The multifaceted factors to be taken into consideration in course and syllabus development across disciplines
    • The interconnectedness between one’s antiracist lens, inclusive teaching practice and course design
    Teaching and Learning Series

    Grading Differently: Rethinking How and Why We Assess Learning

    Instructor: Laura Cruz
    Schedule: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
    Have you ever wondered if there might be ways to make grading more manageable, equitable, and meaningful? In this interactive workshop, you will explore the world of un-grading i.e., emerging alternatives to conventional grading schema. Join us for a lively conversation about the challenges and opportunities afforded by practices such as specification (spec) and consultative grading.

    Mapping your Classroom: Making Space for Student Engagement

    Instructor: Laura Cruz
    Schedule: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
    Looking for ways to foster student engagement in your classroom (and with your subject matter)? Classroom maps are visual representations of the interactions between you and your students, students with each other, and students and their environment. In this interactive session, we will explore the process of both making classroom maps and using them as formative assessment tools for enhancing engagement among all your students. Participants will leave the session with the ability to evaluate classroom maps (for themselves or others).

    Recognition and Reward: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and RTP

    Instructor: Laura Cruz
    Schedule: Friday, December 2, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
    Over the past 25+ years, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), in which instructors conduct research on their teaching practice, has becoming increasingly recognized in renewal, tenure and promotion (RTP) processes. In this interactive workshop, we will navigate considerations for the documentation and evaluation of scholarly work in this dynamic and diverse field of study.

    Blackboard Learn Training

    Blackboard Learn Training

    The Centre for Teaching and Learning provides individual consultations, group workshops, and online self-paced courses about the use of the University’s learning management system, Blackboard Learn. Faculty, sessional instructors, staff, and GAs are welcome to register.

    Online Courses | F-2-F Workshops