Center for Teaching and Learning

Spotlight:  Helping Students Re-engage

Pandemic disruptions have caused many students’ engagement muscles to atrophy. This year students may need a bit of “PT” – not physical therapy, but pedagogical therapy to help them rebuild those muscles. Explore strategies to help students reconnect and re-engage in the classroom.

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Engaging students

Read about student-centered active learning approaches to instruction.

News and events

2022 Teaching Awards recipients

Congratulations to this year’s Teaching Award recipients: Samuel Jaffee, Marcus J. Johnson, Ines Jurcevic, Adam Leaché, Mikelle Nuwer, and Kristin Privitera-Johnson. We are honored to have such wonderful instructors among us!

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.