Build your Teaching Skills Before the Semester Start-Spring 2022

Will teaching be part of your future career? Before the busy spring semester kicks into gear, the Delta Program is offering interactive online workshops to develop core teaching skills. These workshops will be valuable whether you are teaching this upcoming semester or preparing for your future career.

Using Learning Objectives to Drive InstructionTuesday, January 18, 9:30am – 11:00amOnlineEffective teaching requires first deciding the intended result: what you want your students to learn. This workshop offers a hands-on approach to drafting measurable, student-centered learning outcomes that will help you create inclusive and effective lesson plans.

Office Hours (Remote and Onsite) That Students Use 

Thursday, January 20, 9:30am – 11:30amOnlineOffice hours provide an invaluable opportunity for instructor-student interaction. Whether running office hours onsite or remotely, you’ll explore how to structure and communicate about them to promote your students’ engagement and success.

Teaching Inclusively from the First Day of ClassThursday, January 20, 12:30pm – 2:00pmOnlineResearch demonstrates that building a student’s sense of belongingness is key to their academic success. Set expectations — and make a great impression — starting on day one.

Designing and Facilitating Effective DiscussionsFriday, January 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pmOnlineDiscussions can engage learners in deeper thinking, foster community, and promote student motivation. In this workshop, you will develop a toolbox to design classroom discussions and facilitate learning communities.

If you are looking for deeper teaching and research mentoring professional development, join a Delta course! Below are just a few of our courses now registering; see all of Delta’s upcoming courses here.

Build an Inclusive Canvas Dream CourseThursdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, starting January 27OnlineHone your teaching style and gain a solid foundation in the learning sciences, while creating an effective Canvas course that is inclusive and equitable for students. No prior teaching or technology experience is required.

Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): A learning community of TAsWednesdays, 9:00am – 10:00am, starting February 2445 Henry Mall, Room 117 (WISCIENCE)This interdisciplinary learning community of TAs will help you develop as an effective, inclusive teacher, while working together to learn from and navigate teaching challenges as they emerge throughout the semester.

Improv to Improve Science Communication and TeachingTuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm starting January 25Material Science and Engineering Building, Room 265Use the principles of improv theater to improve your communication in multiple contexts and audiences, including talking with colleagues, presenting your research, and teaching in the classroom.

Research Mentor TrainingWednesdays, 2:25pm – 3:15pm, starting January 26Section 2 in 3032 Engineering Hall(other sections currently running a waitlist)Based on a nationally-recognized curriculum, this course gives you space to explore strategies to become a more effective, culturally responsive mentor and discuss mentoring challenges as they arise.

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