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Teaching in 2021-2022

Suggestions on how to blend the best of remote and in-person instruction.

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Teaching remotely

Evidence-based resources and guides for teaching remotely.

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Teaching inclusively

Information about inclusive teaching practices, strategies, and resources at the UW.

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Engaging students

Read about student-centered active learning approaches to instruction.

News and events

Call for proposals: Teaching & Learning Symposium

UW faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to share their innovative, evidence-based teaching practices or research at the UW’s 18th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium (April 19, 2022, 2:00-4:30 p.m., HUB Ballroom). Proposal guidelines and a link to the submission form are on our Call for Proposals page. Submissions are due, Jan. 10, by 5:00 p.m.

Enhance learner engagement in your online and hybrid courses

Register for Teaching Online 101 (January 18 – February 18), an online course offered by the UW Center for Teaching and Learning, UW Bothell, and UW Tacoma.

Jan. 25 seminar — At home and hands-on: Leveraging the benefits of remote lab instruction

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many educators and students to dramatically change how they teach and learn, particularly in hands-on lab courses. In response, Professor Luna Yue Huang of Materials Science and Engineering redesigned a year-long senior undergraduate laboratory course — typically held in-person — to be delivered 100% remotely. In this Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar, Huang will share how she now utilizes remote learning strategies to improve and supplement hands-on lab classes.

Teaching with UW Technologies Canvas site

Want to learn more about technology you can use to support your online instruction? Based on student feedback about what helped and hindered their learning in spring 2020, UW Learning Technologies has expanded its Canvas site on Teaching with UW Technologies. Self-enroll (UW NetID required).

Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

Using theater to encourage equity and inclusion

How can people address racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression if they can’t identify when it happens? These and other forms of discrimination can be nuanced and are not always obvious to everyone. CTL’s Theater for Change UW recently partnered with the Center for Neurotechnology to help build skillsets necessary for identifying and addressing bias in learning environments. Learn more about the project in this Center for Neurotechnology feature story.

Virtually physics

Doctoral student Jared Canright is exploring the potential of virtual reality to explain physics concepts to UW undergraduates. Read more in the College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter.

EDU Talks: UW College of Education video series

UW College of Education faculty members and researchers who partner with schools, communities and organizations address some of the most pressing issues in education. Watch the video series to learn more about their leading-edge research.

Teaching teamwork: Helping students collaborate effectively

University students are often asked to work in groups, yet few are taught how to work well in teams and often struggle. In this 5-minute video, UW faculty Randy Beam (Communication) and Erin Hill (Physics) describe how they integrate instruction on teamwork into their regular courses to help students succeed in short-term and long-term class projects.

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

Download top tips and best practices recommended by faculty and instructors featured in the Innovators Among Us series.