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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Course Design Institute

In-person participation expected January 8th - 10th 2024   All Day Events CITL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is a three day intensive educational development opportunity for faculty preparing to design a new course or re-design a current course. “The CDI was fantastic and I'm glad I participated. Being able to meet with IDs was beyond helpful […]

Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom

Ferland Hall

In-person event Ferland Hall Room 337 ALCs are wonderful spaces to teach in, but it is important that you feel prepared to use the space and resources effectively. Join this orientation to teaching in an ALCs in Ferland Room 337. This is an active learning classroom in Ferland the new Engineering building, NOT Fernald, where […]

For Graduate TAs: Preparing for your first day in the classroom

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

Fernald Hall Room 102 Review practical strategies for your first day in the classroom that will help you build an engaged, responsive and inclusive classroom.  By the end of the workshop participants will: Generate a list of materials and/or resources you will need for a successful first day Review your class roster and strategize ways […]

Q & A Session for Faculty Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

Active learning classrooms (ALCs) are student-centered, technology-rich classrooms. They are easily identified with their large student tables and moveable seating designed to facilitate and promote active learning. Research has consistently shown that active learning techniques help students learn better and are particularly helpful for underrepresented students. Join our discussion surrounding Teaching in an ALC.     

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

In-person participation strongly encouraged; hybrid can be accommodated. Monday January 29th @ 9:00am - Orientation and Welcome *Optional working meetings will be held on alternative weeks. January 29th February 12th February 26th March 11th March 25th April 8th April 22nd May 6th  

Teaching Observation Partnership for Recently Hired Faculty (TOP)

In-person attendance strong encouraged; hybrid can be accommodated Monday January 29th @ 12:00pm - Orientation and Welcome January 29th February 12th February 26th March 11th *Spring Break – Class will determine if and when we meet* March 25th April 8th April 22nd May 6th *The goal of this program is to gain inspiration and ideas from […]

Strategies for Student Engagement Community of Practice

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

In-person participation strongly encouraged; hybrid can be accommodated. Alternate Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30pm starting on Jan 30th Changing technologies (e.g., AI), students (e.g., learning post-COVID) and demands for time (e.g., faculty workloads) make it more critical than ever to provide meaningful and substantive opportunities for engagement with students in your classes.   In this practice-based learning community participants […]

Event Series TTT: Teaching techniques for TAs

TTT: Teaching techniques for TAs

In-person Our TTT Orientation and Welcome Event will be held on Wednesday,  January 31st from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm! Core meetings of the TTT will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm from February 7th until April 17th. *Is this your first year as a teaching assistant UMaine?  Excited but nervous […]

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