Interface Teaching Conference
April 14, 2020 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This annual conference provides Faculty, Staff, TAs, GAs, and Postdoctoral students with new strategies for great teaching and learning through interactive breakout sessions. This year’s theme is “Better Together: Student Teams that Work.” Faculty and industry leaders will share their perspectives and expertise on diverse teams that work. To learn more about the conference, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Interface webpage. Register for Interface!
University Structure & Planning for Promotion
Presented by Mark S. Segal, MD PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, UF College of Medicine
Teaching Portfolio Review Workshop
Presented by Alexandra Bitton-Bailey and Allie Simon
When: 2.25.20 3:00pm-4:00pm
A teaching portfolio can showcase your teaching and professional strengths and help you stand out in searches for academic positions. Graduate students and Postdocs will learn how to create a teaching portfolio in this interactive workshop! Register for Teaching Portfolio Review Workshop!
Tossing the Test: Grading Authentic Learning with Rubrics
Presented by Brian Myers & Tre Easterly
When: 2.28.20 10:30am-12:00pm
Where: 201 Bryant Space Science Center
Do you want to break the lecture, lecture, test cycle? Do you want to find more authentic ways to assess learning? During this workshop, participants will learn how to create high-quality rubrics to assess student performance on authentic tasks that simulate real-world experiences. Dr. Brian Myers and Dr. Tre Easterly are well versed in the application of research-based practices to assess learning and will help you develop strategies to assess learning in your classes. Register for Tossing the Test: Grading Authentic Learning with Rubrics!
Fostering Inclusive Communities for Learning
Monday, March 9 – Sunday, April 12, Online
Fostering Inclusive Communities for Learning helps instructors strategize ways to build an environment where a wide range of students feel safe, respected, and comfortable enough to collaborate and learn. Participants will develop tools for communicating effectively with students and facilitating positive interactions among members of their class.
This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within the given timeframe.
Click here for more information: Fostering Inclusive Communities for Learning
Engaging Online Learners
Monday, March 9 – Sunday, March 22, Online
Engaging Online Learners uses research-supported studies to examine and model best practice in online course design. Participants will experience the online learning environment from the student perspective while working through activities intended to demonstrate mastery of a variety of topics including designing for student success, aligning student learning objectives, and creating engaging and accessible presentations.
This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within a two-week window.
Click here to register: Engaging Online Learners
Collaborating with the Community: An Approach to Experiential Learning
Tuesday, March 10, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 201 Bryant Space Center
This workshop will focus on how communities’ interactions can enrich experiential learning opportunities for students. Specifically, the workshop will cover ways to find and connect with community partners along with different assignment strategies that can be utilized in collaboration with community partners.
Click here for more information: An Approach to Experiential Learning
Flipping your Classroom with Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Presented by Dr. Michelle Farland
When: 3.31.20 1:00 pm
Where: 201 Bryant Space Science Center
Imagine a room full of students who studied BEFORE class and stay engaged the ENTIRE class and the exam is weeks away. Many instructors think this is only possible in our dreams, but the use of team-based learning (TBL) can help make it a reality. This workshop will introduce you to the basic components of TBL and identify critical elements that keep students engaged. The workshop will be interactive and will model the TBL process. Prior to attending the workshop there is a 4-page summary of TBL to review. Register for Flipping your Classroom with Team-Based Learning!
Best Practices for Teaching Online – Certificate Program
UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) is offering its Best Practices for Teaching Online certificate of completion program this spring. This online series is comprised of three asynchronous facilitated workshops that focus on the needs of diverse learners through student-centered activities, accessibility, usability, and engagement. The program begins on March 9.
Engaging Online Learners (March 9 – March 22). Design for student success, align student learning objectives, and create engaging and accessible presentations.
Creating Student-Centered Assignments (March 23 – April 5). Develop varied student-centered content while establishing a collaborative learning environment through active learning and feedback.
Accessible Online Environments (April 6 – April 19). Learn different types of accessibility needs and implement improvements for making an online course more accessible.
Please contact UFIT Assistant Director Shannon Dunn with any questions.
Passport to Great Teaching Program
The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is launching a new tool to manage the Passport to Great Teaching program, the Passport Portal! Events listed below are art of this program. Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to participate!
The Passport Portal will allow you to:
- View workshops
- Register for workshops
- Register for certificates
- Submit reflections
- View miles, badges and certificates earned
- Communicate with other passport participants
- And much, much more
For more information on the new Passport Portal please visit our Passport to Great Teaching webpage.