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February 2022

Teaching at UW: Fostering Community & Student Interaction

Register  Learning is more engaging when it is collaborative and social, rather than competitive or isolated. Building community in your course makes teaching easier and more enjoyable. At this session we will challenge prevailing conceptions…

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Teaching at UW: Connecting with Students

Register  Instructor presence and effective communication helps students succeed and minimizes headaches for instructors. Create a transparent and inclusive learning environment by using different means to connect to students. In this session, you will: Consider…

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March 2022

Teaching at UW: Structuring Effective Group Projects

Register  Group projects can be some of the most exciting, engaging and eye-opening activities for your students. Social learning offers students unique opportunities to gain experience and skills in collaboration, critical thinking, self-reflection and the…

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Teaching at UW: Designing Effective Discussions

Register  Deep learning is more than acquiring new knowledge. Discussions provide students with opportunities to grapple with challenging applications, gain diverse perspectives, and give and receive contextualized feedback that checks understandings. However, creating effective online…

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April 2022

Teaching at UW: Diversifying Course Materials

Register  The readings, articles, videos and other media you share with your students are part of the ecosystem that makes up an engaging and inclusive learning environment. Course materials promote learning most effectively when they…

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Teaching at UW: Utilizing Classroom Assessment Strategies

Register  Classroom assessment techniques (CATS, for short) are short activities that typically provide a direct, formative and informal assessment, allowing instructors to see what students know and can do so they can make adjustments. This…

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Teaching at UW: Clarifying Expectations & Grading Using Rubrics

Register  Students need specific feedback on their assignments to understand why they received the grade assigned by an instructor and how they could improve. Rubrics provide clear criteria regarding what is expected for an assignment…

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Teaching at UW: Promoting Student Health & Well-Being

Register  Instructors have the ability to influence student health and well-being. Health-promoting pedagogies and practices are those that support students’ holistic well-being, both in the classroom and through referral to appropriate campus resources. This session…

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