Self-Paced Course: Pivotal Pedagogies (Jan. 2021)

This self-paced course helps instructors strategize ways to help all students be full course participants if they engage synchronously or asynchronously.  

🎯 Learning Outcomes 

  • Participants will plan to incorporate students synchronously and asynchronously in one of their courses. 
  • Participants will explore inclusive teaching strategies: Universal Design, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 

⏳ Time commitment

This self-paced course takes about ten hours to complete

🔨 Deliverable 

Participants will develop an “online core” for their classes that articulate how they will incorporate students synchronously and asynchronously. 

💵 Compensation 

Participants will earn $500 for completing their online core. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program. 

Course: “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.

👓 Description

The Pandemic Teaching to Online Teaching January training aims to help instructors build on their experience teaching a pandemic course while engaging with what it means to be an online instructor and how an online course differs from its in-person counterparts. The target audience for this training is instructors that are planning on adapting a course taught during the pandemic to a fully online course. 

🎯 Learning outcomes 

  • Participants will deepen engagement with current best practices in online pedagogy. 
  • Incorporate their “presence” in their online course. 
  • Implement strategies to increase student engagement in the online classroom. 
  • Select tools and features of Canvas that can assist when teaching online.

Time commitment

This is a two-week course running from Jan. 4 to 18. This session will be largely asynchronous with optional, live meetings interspersed.  

🔨 Deliverable 

This course will have two deliverables. In January, participants will create an introductory module for the online course they’re developing and a plan for their first instructional module.  Later in the spring they will reflect on how their plans have fared and seek to refine them further. 

💵 Compensation 

Instructors will earn $500 for completing their module and course plan in January and another $500 for completing their reflection by the end of the contract period in May.

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.

Self-Paced Course: Foundations of Teaching with Canvas

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

🎯 Learning outcomes 

  • Participants will explore the key tools of Canvas: discussions, gradebook, assignment, quizzes, and pages. 
  • Participants will implement course elements in Canvas while learning about them.

⏳ Time commitment

  • This self-paced course takes about five hours to complete.
  • We ask that those who sign up at this time complete the course by the end of May, 2021.

🔨 Deliverable 

Participants will develop the beginnings of a course in Canvas using a guided checklist to demonstrate mastery of the core functions of Canvas. One of the CATL staff will review the course you’re working on with a rubric that is available within Foundations.

💵 Compensation 

Participants will earn $150 for completing their Canvas course checklist.

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this program. 

OPID Spring Conference Registration Open

OPID HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Registration for the OPID Spring Conference is now open at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/spring-conference/ This year’s conference is called “The Joys of Teaching and Learning: Creating Transformative Experiences,” and it will feature keynote speaker Joshua Eyler, author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching. It will take place April 16 & 17, 2020 in the Memorial Union, Madison, Wisconsin.

Register for OPID 2019

The 2019 OPID Spring Conference: The Joys of Teaching & Learning: Intersecting Identities & Pedagogies will be held on Thursday, April 11 to Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Memorial Union in Madison. The annual two-day spring conference will feature some of the extraordinary teaching and learning taking place in face-to-face, virtual, and blended classrooms throughout the University of Wisconsin System. For more information and to register, please visit the OPID website: https://www.wisconsin.edu/spring-conference/