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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Embracing change in teaching and learning

CETL provides programming and assistance for faculty and staff to enhance their work as educators. We offer inclusive space for faculty and staff to meet for personal and professional growth. We focus on teaching, learning, and instructional technology.

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February and March Live Sessions

Have a question? Join us for drop-in Q&A sessions Monday-Friday from 9-9:50 a.m.

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Professional Development at Your Convenience

View session recordings and resources to help you design organized Canvas courses, ensure content is accessible to all students, develop effective assignments, build community, and more!

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CETL Certificate Program

This program is designed for early-career educators who are interested in expanding their knowledge about teaching, learning, and instructional technology. Meeting dates: Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26, and April 9, 23 from 10-10:50 a.m.

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Faculty Fridays Open Write

Looking to start or finish an article? An essay? A book? Protect your time to do so. Block Friday mornings and write (virtually) with the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE). Every Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. via Collaborate Ultra.

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Call for Proposals: UW System OPID Spring Conference Online

UW System invites all educators to participate in this free online conference and submit proposals in the following two tracks: Innovative Pedagogies or Digital Pedagogies.

Submit proposal by Feb. 24, 2021
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Stereotype Threat and Implications for the Classroom Reading Group

Explore how stereotypes shape identity in the classroom and discuss strategies that can minimize stereotype threat to help all students achieve in the classroom. Meeting dates: March 1, 15, and 29 from 3-3:50 p.m.

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Spring Midterm Student Evaluations / March 8-19

Let CETL collect midterm student feedback this spring and report back to you through a confidential process. Students love the idea that professors are willing to listen to their input and are open to change.

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Podcast Professional Development Group: Teaching and Learning Online

Join this new group where we will use podcasts from various authors and organizations to lead our discussions on ways to continually reflect on and improve our teaching. Meeting dates: April 6, 13, and 20 from 1-2 p.m.

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Instructional Technology

With the need for social distancing and live streaming in the classroom, technology is different. Learn about how to request technology, the availability of tools in the classroom, and web conferencing tools.

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Web Conferencing Tools Comparison

Compare the features of the three supported web conferencing tools on campus: Microsoft Teams, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Zoom to help decide which tool to use for various purposes and audiences.

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