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August 2022

Using Active Learning Classrooms to foster student collaboration and engagement

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In-person workshop Co-Facilitator: Meredith Kirkmann; Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Technology   This workshop focuses on fostering student collaboration and engagement in active learning classrooms (ALCs). ALCs are designed for students to work collaboratively, move around the room and engage together in the learning process. The classrooms feature flexible furniture or group tables,  shared whiteboards, monitors, and more. Participants will learn how to take advantage of these innovative spaces by engaging in activities, sharing ideas with other participants, and designing…

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Orientation to Brightspace

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Virtual Training   Designed for faculty new to using UMaine's LMS Brightspace, this orientation will provide you with an overview of the layout, commonly used tools, and recommendations to help get you started.     If you are familiar with Brightspace, but have specific questions about your course, we recommend setting up a one-on-one consultation with our faculty support specialists using this form or email citl@maine.edu.  Register here for this event (opens in a Google Form).

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Using Kaltura, UMaine’s video streaming platform, in your teaching

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual Training   This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. Register here for this event (opens in a Google form).

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Creating an equity-minded syllabus to support student success

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

In-person workshop Are you updating or creating a syllabus for your fall semester course? Your course syllabus can be a powerful tool that can effectively establish classroom norms, performance expectations and foster student engagement. Research has shown that the tone, content and design of a course syllabus can directly affect students’ perception of instruction, the choice to pursue a subsequent major, and decision to engage with faculty outside of the classroom. Using research and established guidelines, we will: Self-assess your…

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Course Design Institute

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, August 17, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

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. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

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Course Design Institute

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, August 17, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

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. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

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Course Design Institute

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, August 17, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

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. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

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Orientation to Brightspace

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

In-person training   Designed for faculty new to using UMaine's LMS Brightspace, this orientation will provide you with an overview of the layout, commonly used tools, and recommendations to help get you started.     If you are familiar with Brightspace, but have specific questions about your course, we recommend setting up a one-on-one consultation with our faculty support specialists using this form or email citl@maine.edu.    Register here for this event (opens in a Google Form).

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Engaging students on the first day of class

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469
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In-person workshop The first day of any course can cause jitters and excitement for faculty at any point in their career! How do your students feel about the first day of class?  What can you do on the first day to awaken their curiosity for learning and demonstrate your passion for the subject you are teaching?  How can you use this first day to set cultural norms and expectations?  In this workshop we will: explore key elements of an engaging…

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Using Kaltura, UMaine’s video streaming platform, in your teaching

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

In-person training This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. Register here for this event (opens in a Google form).

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Introduction to iClicker Cloud: UMaine’s student response system

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469
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In-person training UMaine now has an institutional license for iClicker, meaning faculty can use these tools in classrooms without any additional fees to students or hardware purchases!  This session will introduce faculty to the technical features of iClicker Cloud, how it integrates with Brightspace and other commonly asked questions. Register for this event here (opens in a Google form). This training session is focused on the nuts and bolts of how to use the iClicker technology.  If you are interested…

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Using iClickers to promote student engagement and learning

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469
iclicker

In-person workshop iClickers (or other response systems) can be an extremely effective tools to engage your students in content and their own learning while simultaneously informing you about student thinking. To be maximally effective, key factors need to be considered. In this workshop, we will present research and approaches on how to maximize the information gained using classroom response devices. Participants will have an opportunity to practice writing your own questions and brainstorming how you might use these tools in…

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Three simple steps to make your assignments more transparent and inclusive

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

In-person workshop   The transparency in learning and teaching framework (TILT) is based on research which showed that by using transparent methods, learning, retention and self-efficacy is raised for all students, and in particular for first-generation students and other underrepresented groups (Winkelmas et. al.,  2016). Building transparent assignments is one concrete way to make your course more inclusive and accessible to diverse learners. In this workshop you will be trained on the simple core components of transparent assignment design, how…

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For graduate TAs: leveraging how learning works to teach and learn better

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

In-person event   Being a teaching assistant has wonderful benefits and opportunities for growth. In this workshop, we will discuss how learning works, the importance of metacognition and how you can use this knowledge to both teach and learn better. We will spend time discussing scenarios you may encounter as a teaching assistant.  We will finish up with reviewing some essential considerations to get you off on the right foot! Register here for this event (opens in a Google Form)…

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September 2022

FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

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Creating accessible word-based documents for your courses

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Workshop   These meetings will focus on “Plus-One Strategies" - an approach to inclusive teaching that involves making small changes to your course to include one more learner.  The workshops will show how to proactively design course components that meet the varied needs of our increasingly diverse body of students. Each workshop will be designed with 30 minutes of learning on a specific strategy and 30 minutes of practice and Q&A to allow you to explore these strategies in…

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FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 15, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

James Lang’s second edition of Small Teaching brings with it new evidence-based practices to improve student learning in bite-size pieces.  The book connects powerful new research from cognitive theory with practical strategies for deploying these insights in a modern classroom. Lang sets out to use research from the learning sciences to offer faculty small, practical changes they can make to their courses in order to improve students’ learning. Books will be provided. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

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New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

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FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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October 2022

Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 15, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

James Lang’s second edition of Small Teaching brings with it new evidence-based practices to improve student learning in bite-size pieces.  The book connects powerful new research from cognitive theory with practical strategies for deploying these insights in a modern classroom. Lang sets out to use research from the learning sciences to offer faculty small, practical changes they can make to their courses in order to improve students’ learning. Books will be provided. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

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New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

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Making your visuals accessible: “alt text” and visual descriptions

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Training   "Plus-One Strategy:" an approach to inclusive teaching that involves making small changes to your course to include one more learner.  "Plus-one strategies" workshops will show how to proactively design course components that meet the varied needs of our increasingly diverse body of students. Each workshop will be designed with 40 minutes of learning on a specific strategy and 20 minutes of practice and Q&A to allow you to explore these strategies in your teaching context. Register for…

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FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 15, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

James Lang’s second edition of Small Teaching brings with it new evidence-based practices to improve student learning in bite-size pieces.  The book connects powerful new research from cognitive theory with practical strategies for deploying these insights in a modern classroom. Lang sets out to use research from the learning sciences to offer faculty small, practical changes they can make to their courses in order to improve students’ learning. Books will be provided. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

Find out more »

New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

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FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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November 2022

Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 15, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

James Lang’s second edition of Small Teaching brings with it new evidence-based practices to improve student learning in bite-size pieces.  The book connects powerful new research from cognitive theory with practical strategies for deploying these insights in a modern classroom. Lang sets out to use research from the learning sciences to offer faculty small, practical changes they can make to their courses in order to improve students’ learning. Books will be provided. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

Find out more »

New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

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Creating accessible slides for your courses

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual event   "Plus-One Strategy:" an approach to inclusive teaching that involves making small changes to your course to include one more learner.  "Plus-one strategies" workshops will show how to proactively design course components that meet the varied needs of our increasingly diverse body of students. Each workshop will be designed with 40 minutes of learning on a specific strategy and 20 minutes of practice and Q&A to allow you to explore these strategies in your teaching context. Register for…

Find out more »

FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 15, 2022

102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

James Lang’s second edition of Small Teaching brings with it new evidence-based practices to improve student learning in bite-size pieces.  The book connects powerful new research from cognitive theory with practical strategies for deploying these insights in a modern classroom. Lang sets out to use research from the learning sciences to offer faculty small, practical changes they can make to their courses in order to improve students’ learning. Books will be provided. Learn more and register here (opens in a new window).

Find out more »

New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

Find out more »

FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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December 2022

New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A web diagram of cartoon faces showing interconnectedness

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) 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 more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development. Participants will also engage in reading from the newly released “The New College…

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Creating accessible tables and spreadsheets for your courses

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual event   "Plus-One Strategy:" an approach to inclusive teaching that involves making small changes to your course to include one more learner.  "Plus-one strategies" workshops will show how to proactively design course components that meet the varied needs of our increasingly diverse body of students. Each workshop will be designed with 40 minutes of learning on a specific strategy and 20 minutes of practice and Q&A to allow you to explore these strategies in your teaching context. Register for…

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FOR NEW TAs! Teaching Tips and Techniques (TTT)

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

CITL – 1st Floor of Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The TTT is a learning community where new TAs will learn teaching tips and techniques to support your teaching as well as form relationships with other first time TAs. This is a community, not a course. Our core meetings will be every other Friday from 12:00-1:30pm starting September 2nd. *Note* We also have an optional kick-off meeting for new TAs, Friday August 26th from 8-10am, if you register for the TTT you will be invited to attend this optional meeting as well. Learn…

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