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Preparing to teach

Guides for course and syllabus design, teaching different types of classes, grading, and more.

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Engaging students

Read about student-centered active learning approaches to instruction.

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Teaching inclusively

Information about inclusive teaching practices, strategies, and resources at the UW.

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Teaching Assistants

Resources designed to help TAs prepare for their role(s) and responsibilities at the UW.

News and events

TA Conference on Teaching & Learning, Sept. 16-18, 2019

Designed to help graduate students prepare for their roles and responsibilities as Teaching Assistants (TAs) at the UW. Participants can attend workshops on best practices and strategies for engaging students, facilitating discussions, creating inclusive classrooms, grading and much more. Visit our TA Conference page for details.

The Science Teaching for Postdocs (STEP) program is accepting applications for 2019-2020

This program provides teaching experience for postdocs who have 100% research appointments. Participants attend short training sessions that introduce inclusive, student-centered teaching strategies and work in teams to co-design and co-teach a 10-week special topics seminar course. Visit Science Teaching for Postdocs (STEP) for details.


Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

UW instructors get out of their comfort zone and adopt classroom technologies to enhance the student learning experience

Read the latest UW-IT Partnerships story to learn how UW faculty are turning screen time into meaningful learning time.

EDU Talks: UW College of EducationĀ video series

UW College of Education faculty members and researchers who partner with schools, communities and organizations address some of the most pressing issues in education. Watch theĀ video series to learn more about their leading edge research.

Teaching Teamwork: Helping students collaborate effectively

University students are often asked to work in groups, yet few are taught how to work well in teams and often struggle. In this 5-minute video, UW faculty Randy Beam (Communication) and Erin Hill (Physics) describe how they integrate instruction on teamwork into their regular courses to help students succeed in short-term and long-term class projects.

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.