Teaching Enhancement Opportunities Showcase (March 3. 3-4 p.m.)

Join us March 3, 2021, 3–4 p.m. via Microsoft Teams for a virtual showcase of sustained programming opportunities that might be available to instructors through UW System and UW-Green Bay to support your educational development in the coming years. Highlights will include upcoming programming in Spring 2021 and annual programming opportunities:

  • Reading group for Agile Faculty—dates TBA
  • Annual OPID Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning—April 9, 16, & 23 2021, and usually in April each year
  • Annual Faculty College through the UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID)—June 1-4, 2021, and usually in late May or early June each year
  • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars through the UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID)—Fall application deadline
  • Communities of Practice through UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning—Call for participants in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Early Career Teaching Fellows through UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Apply Spring 2021 to start in late Summer/Fall 2021

Register by March 3, 2021.

Register here

Exam Conversions Available

In response to the added challenges of the semester, CATL has procured limited access to a tool for converting and importing “quizzes” (or exams) to Canvas. The tool converts a formatted text document (.txt, .rtf, or Word) into a Canvas quiz.

Use this form (instructor login required) to submit a link to the intended course and your documents of 20 or more questions for CATL to convert and upload. Note that depending on the volume of requests, it may take some time for CATL to process your document. We will upload your exam directly into Canvas in the Quizzes area. The confirmation message that the exam is available will include information on how to finish applying settings and making the exam available to students.

J-Term with CATL

CATL is eager to spend January with you!

There are options below for people who wish to reconnect with colleagues and some for those who wish to deepen their relationship with distance education.

Click to expand the sections below to see all the opportunities we have available! Once a program sparks your interest, click on the event name to learn more. You may also email questions as they arise in your mind to the Center at catl@uwgb.edu. Finally, register for these sessions on Qualtrics.

Pandemic to Online (Jan. 4-18)

This course is for instructors who would like to take their recently created pandemic courses and turn them into fully online classes. This is for you if you anticipate offering your pandemic course in the online environment in the future. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

My-flex (Jan. 4-18)

You may have found yourself grappling with how to incorporate students in more than one environment at the same time. Maybe you teach a “virtual classroom” course, but some students attend asynchronously. Maybe you teach hybrid or in-person but have some students who attend from at home. This course is for you if you incorporate students across space and time. We will take wisdom from the “hyflex” teaching style and adapt it to the circumstances of your courses, turning hyflex into “my-flex.”

Streaming/Recording classrooms (Jan. 4-18)

This course is for instructors who have been assigned to a technology enhanced classroom and want foundational knowledge to successfully integrate elements of this technology into their spring classes while engaging with best practice in distance and blended/hybrid instruction. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Action (Jan. 4-18)

This course is for instructors who understand the basic principles of culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) and would like to engage in more substantive integration of CRP within their existing courses. The purpose of this course is to support instructors in moving from positive dispositions regarding CRP to its meaningful application in relationships to teaching and learning. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

Pre-Institute Workshop

CATL is holding sessions embracing the name of “workshop” as an analogymilling, sanding, and finishing courses or assignments. Attendees will build community as they dovetail one another’s successes and chisel away at shared challenges. Small group topics to true up our teaching will emerge organically from those who attend as we work together to embrace the grain of courses with character.  Sign up to sand and buff out problem spots in your courses with colleagues who are addressing similar concerns. Click here for details.

Virtual Instructional Development Institute: Making Meaningful Connections

CATL and the Instructional Development Council invites applicants to either lead or present synchronous sessions or submit asynchronous resources for our Virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21, 2021. More information on how to apply may be found here. We also look forward to your attendance. It will be more fun if you are there!

Foundations of Teaching with Canvas 

This self-paced course takes about five hours to complete and is for those who are unfamiliar with Canvas and would like to start building their courses from a solid foundation. 

Pivotal Pedagogies

This self-paced course takes about ten hours to complete and helps instructors strategize ways to help all students be full course participants if they engage synchronously or asynchronously.

Sunset of Foundations of Teaching with Canvas Course

If you have signed-up for the Foundations of Teaching with Canvas course but have not had the opportunity to finish it, we wish to let you know that we will keep the course open until Oct. 1. We are working on a process to ensure 1) you still have access to the content and 2) there will be a new version of the Foundations course available to incoming instructors. In order to be eligible for the stipend, we ask that you complete your course in Foundations by Oct. 1. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about that course, or if you need our support finalizing your submission. We’re here to help!