Instructional Practice - January 2017

The Faculty Innovation Center offers Office Hours every Friday [11:00am-1:00pm] to support UT instructors and graduate students in answering questions about instructional innovations, effective use of learning tools and technology, and teaching challenges.

Instructional Practice

Enhancing Metacognition, Grit & Growth Mindset for Student Success

Peter Arthur, UBC-Okanagan, explores evidence-based strategies to help students learn.  
1/9    10:00-11:00am

Increasing Student Engagement: Quizzes

Part 2 of a series that shares tools and techniques to engage students.
1/11 10:45am-12:15pm


Learn the basics of the iClicker System, including set up, running a polling session, configuring data for export into the Canvas grade book and syncing the student roster.
1/12 10:00-11:00am

Anytime, Anywhere Instruction

Missing class due to a conference or inclement weather? Would you like to invite an outside expert to “join” you in class?
1/13 9:00-10:30am

Canvas Sessions

Canvas Crash Course

Learn the basics you need to get started for the new semester.
1/10 10:00-11:00am
1/10 1:00-2:00pm
1/11 9:30-10:30am
1/17 12:00-1:00pm

Assignments and Gradebook

As we gear up for the start of the semester, come join us to learn how to maximize Canvas for Assignments and Gradebook.
1/10 2:15-3:15pm
1/17 1:15-2:15pm

Graduate Student Sessions

Canvas for Teaching Assistants

This session will help graduate students create and maintain a well-organized Canvas course.
1/24 3:00-4:00pm in FAC 328
1/25 3:00-4:00pm in FAC 328

Teaching Preparation Series

Four sessions designed for grading and office hours TAs, but all are welcome! Apply Now.
Session 1: Communication w/ Students & Self-Directed Learning
1/26 3:30-5:00pm in SZB 422

Teaching Fundamentals for ITA Series

Three interactive, engaging workshops tailored specifically for international graduate students interested in developing their teaching skills. Apply now.
Session 1: Strategies for Connecting with Students
2/16 3:00-4:30pm room TBA

ITA/UTA Connect Program

A program pairing senior undergraduate teaching ambassadors (UTAs) with international graduate students (ITAs) in help them gain insight into the UT undergraduate experience. Apply now.