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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Leveraging the science of learning in the classroom: Strategies for Teaching Assistants

Ferland Hall

In Person Training Explore the science of learning in a workshop tailored for graduate teaching assistants. This workshop will provide fundamental concepts about how people learn, coupled with practical methods of how to apply these insights effectively in your teaching. Gain the tools and confidence to transform theoretical knowledge into real-world classroom practices. FEEDC 337 […]

Event Series Graduate Teaching Academy

Graduate Teaching Academy – Welcome

The Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) is a semester-long learning community for those interested in preparing for careers that involve teaching, inside and outside of academia. The GTA, which is open to ALL graduate students and post-docs, is a place for learning about effective teaching practices and strategies, connecting with peers, and developing your own understandings about […]

Course Accessibility

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

In-Person Training Did you know that close to 19% of students in a given class will have some kind of disability? Adopting the tenants of Universal Design can help support  diverse learners. In this workshop we will review core design and teaching practices that align with Universal Design, recommend manageable approaches to course accessibility and […]

Teaching and Learning in the US Classroom – a breakfast discussion

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

In-Person Join us for an insightful discussion aimed at international graduate students and faculty new to teaching in the US. Explore the distinct dynamics of teaching and learning in US higher education compared to international settings. Gain valuable insights into student expectations, classroom interactions, and educational methodologies that vary across different cultural and institutional contexts.  […]

Alternative Assessments: Inclusive, authentic and engaging ways to measure student learning

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

In-Person Authentic assessment goes beyond traditional methods by emphasizing real-world applications and relevance, enabling students to see the direct connection between their learning and future endeavors. This session will explore practical approaches for faculty to implement varied and effective assessment techniques while considering time constraints and feasibility. Participants will gain valuable insights and concrete ideas […]

Essential considerations for using groups effectively

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

In-Person This session will empower faculty to effectively utilize group work as a tool for enhancing student engagement, fostering teamwork skills, and deepening learning outcomes. Participants will gain practical strategies for gaining student buy-in, implementing equitable assessment practices, and cultivating a sense of interdependence among group members.

Event Series Graduate Teaching Academy

Graduate Teaching Academy

The Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) is a semester-long learning community for those interested in preparing for careers that involve teaching, inside and outside of academia. The GTA, which is open to ALL graduate students and post-docs, is a place for learning about effective teaching practices and strategies, connecting with peers, and developing your own understandings about […]

Teaching Observation Partnership (TOP) For Large Enrollment Course

Instructors observing others teach is a rich and informative experience that leads to new ideas, approaches and connections. The goal of this partnership is to increase conversations about teaching and build a teaching-focused community.  Through respectful dialogue and reflective discussions, this community will refine their instructional practices, experiment with innovative teaching methods, and foster professional […]

Event Series Graduate Teaching Academy

Graduate Teaching Academy

The Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) is a semester-long learning community for those interested in preparing for careers that involve teaching, inside and outside of academia. The GTA, which is open to ALL graduate students and post-docs, is a place for learning about effective teaching practices and strategies, connecting with peers, and developing your own understandings about […]

Event Series Teaching at UMaine for New Faculty

Teaching at UMaine for New Faculty

Together, explore and learn about UMaine's students, policies, and develop a strong foundation of teaching skills through the exploration of case studies and actual scenarios from the classroom.  In parallel we will work on developing your teaching development plan to help guide your teaching goals at UMaine. A great way to meet colleagues and learn […]

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