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Preparing for autumn quarter 2021

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

Using Reproducibility Education to Teach Research Methods

Tuesday, Oct. 26 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) on Zoom

Dr. Rachel Hayes-Harb, University of Utah, discusses a framework for helping undergrads develop research skills that emphasize reproducibility, responsible conduct, social justice, and Open Science values and practices. Visit our Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar page to register.

Teaching Online 101

October 31-December 3

This 5-week, fully online, asynchronous course is designed to enhance your digital course design and digital pedagogy skill set. UW faculty, staff, and graduate students on any of the three UW campuses are welcome to join. Visit our Teaching Online 101 page to register.

Share your ideas for the Evidence-Based Teaching Program

Wednesday, Nov. 10 (2:00-3:00 p.m.) on Zoom

As part of our commitment to serving the needs of UW instructors, we invite your ideas and suggestions for ways to improve our Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) Program. Please join us via Zoom for an EBT Listening Session.

Back in person: how UW Environment instructors are preparing for autumn quarter

After more than a year of remote learning, the imminent return of students and faculty has brought excitement and uncertainty to the University of Washington campus. Four UW instructors share how they are getting ready for an entirely in-person autumn quarter, once again preparing classrooms, lab spaces and offices for a new school year.

Suggestions for instructors planning autumn courses

Planning ahead for autumn? Check out these teaching suggestions on how to blend the best of remote and in-person instruction to give students an exceptional learning experience.

Penelope Adams Moon selected as new CTL director

Penelope Adams Moon, director of Digital Learning and Engagement at UW Bothell, will be the new director of the Center for Teaching & Learning beginning Sept. 1. Learn more about Penelope and her new role as CTL’s director.

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.