Teaching at the University of Washington

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First Fridays: Presenting Inforomation Effectively: Visual Strategies

Join the CTL to learn the art and craft of subtle visual communication strategies to help convey information more effectively.

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Large Class Collegium

A one-day colloquia that will bring together large class instructors (from 100-700 students) to engage in conversations about challenges and effective teaching strategies.| Wed. August 13 9:00-4:00

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Students, faculty and staff educators learn interactive theater techniques to promote inclusivity and anti-oppression.

Interactive Theater as Pedagogy Project

Students, faculty and staff educators learn interactive theater techniques to promote inclusivity and anti-oppression.

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Coming Soon: CTL Blog

The CTL will be hosting a Teaching and Learning blog starting this September. Get inspired! Have an idea send us an email at ctlblog@uw.edu.

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enLightning Talks

Stay tuned for video of warp speed presentation by Technology Teaching Fellows

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O’Mara, the first recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology chats with GeekWire about her work on the history of the US tech industry.

Dr. Margaret O’Mara – historian, innovator, educator

O’Mara, the first recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology chats with GeekWire about her work on the history of the US tech industry.

Congratulations!

UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center earns national recognition for its outstanding work. The center has been awarded one of two winning positions for exemplary centers by the Teaching and Learning Institute of Florida State College at Jacksonville. Read more.

2014 Awards of Excellence: The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients as being recognized for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support. Learn more.

Get Inspired: Innovative Teaching and Learning at UW

Teaching Teamwork

University students are often asked to work in groups, yet few are taught how to work well in teams and often struggle. University of Washington faculty Randy Beam (Communication) and Erin Hill (Physics) describe how they integrate instruction on teamwork into their regular courses to help student succeed in short-term and long-term class projects. Erin Hill's guidance on group work includes concrete descriptions of group roles (such as "equity monitors"). She then uses playing cards to randomize students' assignments to both in-class study groups and to roles within those groups, giving them the opportunity to practice their skills in a variety of situations. Randy Beam teaches his students about effective group dynamics, then guides them through building and maintaining successful teams as part of a quarter-long group research project. Arts & Sciences Dean Robert Stacy emphasizes how successful teamwork and collaboration are critical skills in students' lives after graduation, and encourages UW faculty to work together to support students to develop these skills.

White Paper: Communication Leadership Program Online Teaching Trial

This white paper written by Rick McPherson provides a report regarding a trail of online learning that was conducted in the summer of 2013 in the Communication Leadership Graduate program at UW. Read the full PDF.