Workshops & Forums

Preparing to Teach Online Bootcamp

This new, week-long, intensive course is intended for instructors and teaching assistants new to teaching online, and introduces the most important components for a successful online learning experience. Participants work through five key modules – one module per day – reviewing resources and completing essential tasks. From 8:30-9:30am each day, participants meet synchronously to review the modules, ask questions and get support. Join us to learn how to efficiently and effectively develop an online course. Successfully complete all assignments and receive a digital badge, Prepared to Teach Online.

Upcoming Sessions: August 25-31; September 22-28; October 13-19; November 10-16

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This long-standing, comprehensive, faculty learning community is intended for instructors who are new to – or want to explore and apply more in-depth best practices – designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, credit courses. Participants experience what it is like to be an “online student,” while applying research-based online course design and teaching best practices. The program offers two free courses: “Plan & Design” and “Facilitation & Management.” You can take one or both courses, in any order, depending on your needs.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Plan & Design: August 31 – October 30 | Register by August 20
  • Facilitation & Management: October 26 – December 4 | Register by October 12

More information can be found on the TeachOnline@UW website.

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Teaching Fundamentals for Beginners

This entry-level workshop on teaching fundamentals includes the basics of course planning and design, sustaining a supportive class community, and fostering student engagement. Practical suggestions and resources for teaching in a remote environment and in physically distanced face-to-face classrooms will be shared. Hear about other opportunities for ongoing professional development in teaching and to connect with other instructors this fall semester and beyond. This workshop is intended for new instructors teaching for the first time this fall semester or instructors who are new to UW-Madison. Teaching assistants are welcome to attend. This workshop is not a replacement for school/college and departmental trainings.

The workshop will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 26 from 1-4pm and registration is required by Friday, August 21.

Register by August 21

Active Teaching Labs

Grounded in inclusive learning, infused with research, and connecting to the Wisconsin Experience, these virtual Active Teaching Labs will help instructors learn more about teaching tools and equitable practices, and hear how UW-Madison instructors motivate, engage, and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. Open to all faculty, instructors, instructional staff and teaching assistants.

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Learn@UW Trainings

This webinar series focuses on centrally supported digital teaching and learning tools within the Learn@UW suite, which includes Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat, Blackboard Collaborate, Pressbooks, Piazza, Atomic Assessments, Turnitin and Honorlock. Appropriate for all faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.

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How to Offer Undergraduate Research Experiences Remotely

WISCIENCE will host a discussion about online undergraduate research experiences on Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 – 11:00 AM. These high impact learning experiences are a hallmark of the “Wisconsin Experience” and integrated into many academic programs. How can we continue to offer them in an online environment? The event will include a brief presentation about online undergraduate research models developed and tested by WISCIENCE, followed by an open discussion for sharing ideas and resources from campus community members.

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The Discussion Project Virtual

The Discussion Project’s spring 2020 research based on 1,164 surveys and 92 interviews of UW-Madison students indicates that they greatly value high-quality online discussion. This new training helps instructors design and implement equitable, inclusive, and engaging online discussion. It consists of five two-hour synchronous sessions in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, each preceded by an hour of asynchronous work. Applications now open for August and October trainings!

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Delta Program Workshops, Courses & Learning Communities

The Delta Program is offering a variety of summer and fall workshops and courses to address the challenges of remote teaching while designing inclusive and effective learning experiences. They provide teaching professional development primarily for graduate students, teaching assistants and postdocs, but faculty and instructional staff are welcome.

Looking for specific advice? Join us for a workshop, such as:

Interested in diving deep? Join a class or learning community, such as:

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Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a two-semester professional development program in teaching designed to support early-career, tenure-track faculty in applying evidence-based practices proven to enhance student learning. Guided by an expert MTLE facilitator, small cohorts (10-12 members) of Faculty Fellows hold weekly, 90-minute sessions throughout each semester and advance through curriculum modules typically spanning 3 weeks; module topics are carefully selected based on longstanding pedagogical principles and the latest teaching and learning literature. MTLE Fellows develop their teaching skills through a robust program curriculum, making meaningful connections with early-career faculty peers and building a strong support network with the teaching and learning community along the way.

Eligibility: Assistant professors on tenure-track – applicants within their first three years on campus are prioritized.

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