Events

Designing Writing Activities to Overcome Teaching and Learning Challenges in any STEM Course

Communication Teaching

August 4th, 11:30am–1:00pm

Online

In this interactive workshop, we’ll share advice, examples, and best practices for using writing to its full potential in STEM courses. We’ll discuss research about interactive writing assignments that advance learning and help students develop disciplinary ways of thinking; analyze effective examples of assignments from a range of STEM courses at UW–Madison; and consider how writing can be used to develop community in your classroom. register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/writing-in-s

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Career development Teaching

August 5th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin to create a personalized plan that takes into account career interests and addresses the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth. Register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/idp-summer21/

Effective Teaching: Make Your Learning Outcomes Drive Instruction

Managing projects and people Teaching

August 16th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Effective 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. Register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/lo-summer2021/

Using Education Resources and Literature to Enhance Your Teaching

Career development Teaching

August 19th, 10:00am–11:30am

Online

Deigned for busy instructors, participants will learn how to efficiently find information or literature to address teaching challenges such as best practices for teaching strategies. Register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/education-resources-and-lit/

Teaching Inclusively & Equitably from the First Day of Class

Inclusion and diversity Teaching

August 24th, 12:30pm–2:30pm

TITU, Union South

Participants in this workshop, will: Consider self and student identity as they develop their introductions for the first day of class; Review course expectations and requirements through a lens of equity and inclusion; Learn a framework for interrupting bias and microaggressions and practice; and Reflect on their teaching this semester. Register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/first-day-aug24/

Remote and On-site Office Hours That Students Use

Managing projects and people Teaching

August 25th, 10:00am–12:00pm

Online

Office 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. Register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/oh-aug21/

Improv to Improve Science Communication and Teaching

Course

Communication Teaching

September 8th, 2:00pm–4:00pm

TBD, check back on website

Use 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. Course will be in person, location TDB.

Leveraging Tech to Teach

Course

Managing projects and people Teaching

September 9th, 1:00pm–4:00pm

TBD, check back on website

Teach better and more efficiently by harnessing learning technologies in your practice. We’ll explore how to effectively use tools such as videos, interactive media, screencasting, games and simulations, online discussions, and of course, Canvas. This course will be in person, location TBD.

Effective Teaching in an Internationally Diverse Classroom

Course

Inclusion and diversity Teaching

September 10th, 10:00am–12:00pm

TBD, check back on website

Using the lens of international experience, this discussion-based course models 'flipped classroom' and 'blended learning' approaches and advances your skills in leveraging the diversity of your students for the learning of all. Course will be in person, location TBD.