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Teaching remotely

Evidence-based resources and guides for teaching remotely.

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Preparing to teach

Guides for course and syllabus design, teaching different types of classes, grading, and more.

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Engaging students

Read about student-centered active learning approaches to instruction.

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Teaching inclusively

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

News and events

An Environment for Learning: Leveraging Instructional Expertise to Support Remote Teaching

Monday, May 17 (4:00-4:50 p.m.) Zoom

Members of the College on the Environment “Online Teaching Team” (OLT) will share how they help faculty and TAs adapt to the demands of remote instruction and a fluid teaching and learning environment. Tim Essington, José Guzmán, Kat Huybers, Kerry Naish, Mikelle Nuwer, and Kristi Straus will discuss leveraging their broad expertise in pedagogy to provide evidence-based workshops on effective teaching and technology use, weekly online teaching “office hours,” “think tanks,” and one-pager “tips” development for addressing momentous and controversial events, and more. Visit the Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar page for details and registration.

Technology Teaching Fellows Institute

July 12-16, 2021 – Online & asynchronous (with optional synchronous participation)

UW faculty are invited to apply for the Technology Teaching Institute. Work with colleagues, learning technologists, instructional consultants, and librarians to (re)design your course as fully online or blended. Engage in evidence-based practices for creating and sustaining equitable online environments while gaining hands-on experience using UW-supported technologies. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 24.

UW Libraries May Update

The latest news on Libraries’ reopening plans and upcoming events. Including:

Going Public: Advocacy, Activism, and Building Trust – May 19-20 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Two days of talks with community leaders and researchers, plus practical workshops that will help you build skills to create social change through advocacy, engage with a broader audience, and showcase the importance of community-engaged research. FREE and open to all: faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and community members from outside the university! Sign up and learn more.

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).

Teaching Everywhere blog

In response to the coronavirus outbreak—and without in-person classes—UW faculty have transitioning at warp speed to deliver instruction remotely. They are using technology, from Zoom to Canvas, in new and interesting ways to ensure their students are learning, no matter where they are located. Visit our Teaching Everywhere blog to see what your colleagues are doing.

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.

UW instructors get out of their comfort zone and adopt classroom technologies to enhance the student learning experience

Read the latest UW-IT Partnerships story to learn how UW faculty are turning screen time into meaningful learning time.

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: Using technology to teach beyond the classroom

Stories of instructors who “think outside the building”, connecting with peers and across disciplines, collaborating with community members and creating nontraditional learning opportunities for students. Read more about using technology to teach.

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

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