Workshops and Events

Our workshops are more than presentations on teaching. They are designed to replicate the experience of active, inquiry-driven learning so participants can imagine and reflect on what it might be like to try an evidence-based strategy, method, or technique in their own classrooms. ITLAL workshops for faculty and instructional staff focus on course design and teaching practices that are shown to lead to improved student learning. ITLAL workshops for graduate students focus on preparation for the academic job market. Online Teaching and Learning’s Designing for Online Learning workshops focus on best practices for designing fully online courses that lead to student learning and satisfaction.

Summer 2021 Designing for Online Learning Asynchronous Workshops

Starting this summer, Designing for Online Learning workshops are being offered in a new format: asynchronous interactive workshops. Each workshop is offered as a week-long mini-course (or module) in the new Designing for Online Learning Professional Development Course in Blackboard. Click on any module title below for more information or to register.

Building Online Classroom Environments through Essential Interactions
June 21 – 25, 2021

Planning Accessible Online Courses
July 5 – 9, 2021

Facilitating Discussions across Time and Space
July 19 – 23, 2021

Empowering Student Success
August 2 – 6, 2021

Working with Copyright Protected Materials in Online Courses
August 16 – 20, 2021

Summer and Fall 2021 ITLAL Workshops for Faculty and Instructional Staff

Making the Most of What We’ve Learned from a Year of Remote Teaching

As we move toward an academic year that looks more “normal,” we have a great opportunity to build on the lessons we’ve learned from the past year. This slate of workshops focuses on how we can put new ideas and experiences from our challenging COVID year to work to improve our students’ learning. Join us as we recontextualize a difficult year as an opportunity to strengthen our teaching practices! Click on any workshop title below for additional information or to register.

Summer 2021 Workshop Schedule

Using Your Recorded Lectures to Flip Your Class
Monday, August 9, 10:00 – 11:15 am

Using Disagreement to Develop Students’ Thinking
Wednesday, August 11, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Using Scaffolding to Help Students Learn
Friday, August 13, 1:15 – 2:30 pm

Using Discussions Effectively
Tuesday, August 17, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Using Lecture Pauses to Ensure Interaction in Large Classes
Thursday, August 19, 10:00 – 11:15 am

Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule

Using Your Recorded Lectures to Flip Your Class
Thursday, September 9, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Using Disagreement to Develop Students’ Thinking
Monday, September 13, 10:30 – 11:45 am

Using Scaffolding to Help Students Learn
Wednesday, September 15, 10:30 – 11:45 am

Using Discussions Effectively
Friday, September 17, 10:30 – 11:45 am

Using Lecture Pauses to Ensure Interaction in Large Classes
Tuesday, September 21, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Fall 2021 Workshops for Graduate Students

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

The academic job market is more competitive than ever, and it is crucial that prospective candidates have carefully prepared and tailored the materials that search committees typically request as part of an application. In this three-part series, you will learn the secrets of how to prepare a CV, cover letter, and teaching statement that will get you noticed. This series of short, high-impact workshops will provide you with the resources and support you need as you apply for faculty positions. Register for all three or choose those you need most. 

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective CV’s
Wednesday, October 13, 10:30 – 11:45 am

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Cover Letters
Thursday, October 21, 1:10 – 2:25 pm

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Teaching Statements
Friday, October 29, 1:30 – 2:45 pm