UTM faculty, sessional instructors, librarians, staff, teaching assistants, graduate students, and post docs are welcome to register for our events.
TLC workshops, seminars, talks and panels are inclusive events. Please let us know if you require any accommodations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Instructor Meet + Mingle with UTM Educational Developers
Wednesday, September, 28, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00pm on the MN 5th Floor North Terrace
The UTM Educational Development team supports instructors create the best possible learning experience for students. We offer confidential, individual consultations and formative teaching observations intended to support reflective practice. We welcome you to come meet the team and chat with us about how we can support your teaching this year. Light refreshments will be served.
Tips for Preparing a Teaching Development & Innovation Grant Proposal and Idea Sharing Roundtable
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:30pm in MN 5128
Faciltated by Amanda Brijmohan, Educational Developer, Assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Dianne Ashbourne, Senior Educational Developer
The UTM Teaching Development and Innovation Grant (TDI) aims to enhance teaching and learning in existing courses at UTM. It supports the implementation and assessment of innovated practice in undergraduate courses at UTM. In this workshop we will provide an overview of the application process and will discuss the selection criteria for the grant. Please bring your project ideas! There will be lots of time to ask questions. The session will conclude with an idea sharing roundtable aimed at supporting collaboration. Lunch will be provided.
UDL Basics and Guidelines
Friday, October 28, 2022 from 11:30am – 1:00pm (via Zoom)
Faciltated by Ann Gagné, Educational Developer, Universal Design for Learning & Accessible Pedagogies & Rob Huang, Educational Developer, Instructional Practices and Student Engagement
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that supports inclusive and accessible pedagogy through an emphasis of multiple means of engagement, representation, and action & expression. This workshop will provide a beginner’s overview of the framework and guidelines for those new to UDL. Examples of UDL in practice in courses will also be provided. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to revisit and revise an assessment from their course keeping the UDL framework in mind, and to reflect on inclusive activities that could support assessment.
Lightning Talks: Rethinking Assessment
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:00pm in MN 5128
Speakers: List of speakers will be posted in October
In this session, UTM instructors and educational developers will share different perspectives on assessment. From upgrading to decolonizing assessment practice, this series of lightning talks offers an opportunity to exchange ideas about assessment and consider new strategies. The session will consist of six 5-minute talks with an opportunity to ask questions after each presentation. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 11:30am – 1pm in MN 5128
Faciltated by Dianne Ashbourne, Senior Educational Developer
Reflective teaching happens when instructors take time to examine their pedagogical choices and evaluate their teaching practice. Establishing reflective teaching as a continual practice supports effective teaching and can make the process of creating and updating your teaching dossier less daunting. This session will share ideas for integrating reflective teaching and will provide opportunities to reflect on the term, both individually and with colleagues. Lunch will be provided.