Effective and Inclusive Teaching Workshops

Local Workshops

Inclusive Teaching Workshop

Monday, October 22, 2018

9:30 am-12:30 pm
Union South (TITU)

Facilitators: Don Gillian-Daniel and Devin Wixon

Registration link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cupp75NByAjG5OB 


As student demographics and backgrounds become more diverse, how do you make your content, activities, language you use, and classroom logistics inclusive for all students? As students interact with each-other more often with active learning, how do you respond to "hot moments" or "difficult discussions" in the classroom? Incidents of race and racism, privilege and power regularly impact undergraduates on our campuses. Without training, knowing how to address these inequities effectively can be uncomfortable and challenging. 


This workshop is designed to build your confidence in using inclusive teaching strategies. Participants will: (1) explore the perspectives of underrepresented and minoritized students on our campuses, (2) analyze their own and student identity and the impact that identity has on the learning environment, (3) discuss a framework for addressing hot moments and difficult discussions in the classroom, (4) practice what to say during these hot moments or difficult discussions, and (5) examine a range of inclusive teaching approaches to use in the classroom and beyond. An emphasis in the session is on “saying the words”, deconstructing conversations and receiving feedback. 

Did Your Students Learn What You Wanted Them To? Writing Effective/Measurable Learning Outcomes

Thursday, November 8, 2018

1:00-2:30 pm

BioCommons 110A/B

Facilitator: Devin Wixon, Delta Program

Registration link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3pZbvfE08BY1HVz


Effective, adjective: Successful in producing a desired or intended result. Being an effective teacher means asking how your student learning and experiences met the teaching goals, which starts with measurable, student-centered learning outcomes. These are often challenging to write, yet should be the starting point of any teaching. Participants will need to bring learning outcomes related to teaching they are currently or will soon be doing. Learning outcomes are part of the teaching-as-research process, and this workshop is highly recommended for those considering a Delta internship.

Learning outcome: Create realistic well-defined, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning goals for any teaching experience.

How Instructors Can Use Educational Research Literature and Web-Based Resources to Inform Teaching

Friday, November 16, 2018

10:00-11:30 am

Union South, TITU

Facilitator: Devin Wixon, Delta Program

Registration link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8rckUZzefBHUqSF

Teaching shouldn't always reinvent the wheel: Many others have considered and addressed challenges in student learning and can inform your teaching. This workshop will cover where to search, what search terms to use, what types of questions to ask. Participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet, as well as a learning challenge or question they are interested in, such as the best practices for an activity they are considering, finding an assessment for a course unit they're teaching, or why a particular concept seems so challenging. Using the educational research literature is part of the teaching-as-research process, and this workshop is highly recommended for those considering a Delta internship.

Learning outcome: Find and critically consider the literature and existing knowledge associated with a teaching experience.

Online Workshops

To see a complete list of online workshops offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network please visit https://www.cirtl.net/events.