Our workshops provide opportunities for faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students and postdocs to discuss best practices in teaching and learning. Some workshops, indicated by the module category, partially meet the requirements for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. You will need to write a reflection on the workshop to apply workshop attendance towards the Certificate requirements.

Please note that the Course Design Certificate Program is offered multiple times a year.

The DTEI will also create a tailor-made workshop for a particular department, school, or instructional group. Contact DTEI to request a workshop (dtei@uci.edu).

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NOTE: If you have signed up for a workshop and are no longer able to attend, please let Ashley Hooper (amhooper@uci.edu) as soon as you can. "No-shows" will be noted in any Pedagogical Fellows Program application.

Workshops at a Glance (Winter 2021)

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation Winter 2021 Workshop Series is now open for registration.  Please find the workshop series schedule and information below.

Please contact Ashley Hooper at amhooper@uci.edu, if you have questions. 

Click on the workshop links in the calendar below for more information. Workshops in bold partially satisfy the requirements for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence.

Winter 2021

  • Avoiding the "Group Project Nightmare": Strategies for making collaborative learning fun, effective, and equitable
    • Monday, January 25th, 11:00am-12:30pm
    • In this workshop, participants will share and talk about different types of collaborative learning activities. We will then discuss the pros and cons of collaborative learning as well as some challenges participants may have experienced when assigning collaborative activities. Lastly, we will explore strategies to mitigate those challenges and ways to get students excited about working and learning together.
    • Click here to register for this workshop 
    • *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.*
  • Exploring Best Practices for Using Assessments to Improve Student Learning  
    • Thursday, February 11th, 1:30pm-3pm
    • In this workshop, we will explore the different ways to assess student learning. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify strategies for utilizing formative and summative assessments, the differences between formative and summative assessments, and best practices for using assessments to improve student learning in the classroom.
    • Click here to register for this workshop
    • *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.*
  • Using Backward Design and Other Strategies to Guide Lesson Planning and Course Design
    • Thursday, March 4th, 1:30pm-3pm
    • In this workshop, we will discuss the principles and best practices of course and lesson design. Topics will include universal design for learning, backwards course design, student learning outcomes, syllabus building, and more. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify strategies for structuring classes in ways that support student learning outcomes and encourage student involvement.
    • Click here to register for this workshop
    • *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.*

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