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2018 Teaching Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients for the Distinguished Teaching Awards, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology, and the Excellence in Teaching Awards!  Please join the UW community in celebrating their achievements at this year’s  Awards of Excellence ceremony, June 7, 3:30 p.m. in Meany Hall.

Grad students:  Register for GRDSCH 550 Teaching in Global Classrooms

This course focuses on evidence-based teaching practices that leverage the diverse linguistic and cultural assets of global classrooms to enrich learning for all students. Offered autumn quarter, Thursdays 2:30-3:20 PM. View the full description on our CTL Graduate School courses page.

Faculty: Sign up for Evidence-Based Teaching program and experiment with learning technologies

Join a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The Evidence-Based Teaching program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussion boards and bimonthly meetings, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn what research says about effective teaching, how to experiment with new approaches and how to conduct classroom-based research.

 Learn to create accessible documents and websites

All UW document creators, from faculty and staff to students, are required to make sure the documents they create to disseminate information are accessible to individuals who use Assistive Technology (AT). This quarter, UW-IT Accessible Technologies is partnering with Learning Technologies to offer a series of free workshops on the basics of creating accessible web sites and documents. For details and registration visit the Learning Technologies Workshops page.

Understanding the faculty role in digital accessibility

How do campus officials responsible for the creation of digital instructional materials balance accessibility requirements with faculty independence and academic freedom?  Read the full article in Inside Higher Ed.

Committed to our DACA Dreamers

“I want to reassure every affected person that if DACA ends, the University of Washington will do everything within its power to minimize the disruption to your [Dreamers] lives and education.” See Ana Mari Cauce’s full post, including resources, on the President’s Blog.

Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

Innovators Among Us: Using Technology to Teach Beyond the Classroom

Stories of instructors who “think outside the building”, connecting with peers and across disciplines, collaborating with community members and creating nontraditional learning opportunities for students. Read more about using technology to teach.

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

Download top tips and best practices recommended by faculty and instructors featured in the Innovators Among Us series.