Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL) Workshop Series

Facilitated by John Haffner, Marin Beck, and Andrea Reid, Centre for Teaching and Learning

Overview

Thinking about applying for faculty jobs in the near future? Need to build a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of workshops that will help you complete the Certificate in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL), which is geared toward developing the elements required for a teaching dossier. Each workshop will lead you through one of the five required modules of the PUTL.

Workshop I: Foundations in Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Ellis Hall, Room 226

Your teaching philosophy statement is a core part of your teaching dossier, providing insight into who you are as an educator and how you approach teaching. This workshop will help you develop your teaching philosophy statement and will introduce you to a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities on campus. By taking you through the structure and important components of a teaching philosophy, this workshop will provide you with a space to reflect on your own teaching practice, helping you articulate the unique beliefs, attitudes, and philosophies you bring into the classroom.

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Workshop II: Practical Experience

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Ellis Hall, Room 226

This workshop will help you recognize the practical teaching experiences you have gained throughout your graduate career. In this workshop, we will help you identify and demonstrate your practical teaching experience, focusing particularly on how to collect and present feedback. Collecting evidence of teaching experience is an essential component of any successful dossier, and can demonstrate the success with which you put your teaching philosophy into practice. This workshop will provide you with the information necessary to obtain a variety of formal and informal feedback from students, peers, and employers that can be included in a teaching dossier.

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Workshop III: Educational Leadership

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Ellis Hall, Room 226

This workshop will help you reflect on how you have demonstrated leadership in your various teaching capacities throughout your graduate career. This component is designed to encourage students to consider the different forms educational leadership may take, such as in the role of Head TA or through peer mentorship. In this workshop, we will help you document and articulate formal and informal educational leadership roles related to university teaching and learning, which will be beneficial as you move through the interview process.

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Workshop IV: Scholarship in Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Ellis Hall, Room 226

This workshop will introduce you to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), which is the research and investigation of questions and problems concerning university teaching and learning. We will help you in this process by helping you identify an area of interest, barrier, or dilemma in university teaching and learning within your specific academic discipline. The intention of this workshop is to help you in your development of a focused research question based on a specific interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Workshop V: Accessible Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Ellis Hall, Room 226

This workshop invites individuals to reflect upon the university’s commitment to accessibility and inclusiveness by encouraging and helping educators recognize, understand, and develop accessible teaching practices. In this workshop you will learn about accessibility, accommodation, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), as well as the impact, benefits, and challenges of implementing these strategies into your teaching practice. We will also provide a space for you to reflect upon how the principles of UDL may be integrated into your classrooms, assignments, and syllabi in a comfortable and peer supportive setting.

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