Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation

130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca

August 2018

CTSI 2018 Instructor Summer School

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Blackburn Room, 130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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Facilitators: Marie Vander Kloet, Assistant Director, TATP/CTSI Michal Kazprzak, Curriculum Developer, TATP Get a jump on the frantic pace that often accompanies the beginning of the academic year by attending our Instructor Summer School. The Instructor Summer School is an all day event focused on course and tutorial design intended for faculty who teach courses that include tutorials and who are assigned teaching assistants. We open the day with a session focused on integrated course design with particular attention paid…

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Making Your Syllabus Work for You and Your Students

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blackburn Room, 130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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Facilitator: Megan Burnett, Associate Director, CTSI A well-crafted syllabus ensures that students understand the essential requirements for participating and succeeding in a course. A well-designed syllabus can also serve as a learning tool to enhance students’ experience in the course, beyond listing course policies and due dates. This practical, interactive session will consider the essential elements of an effective syllabus, review current best practices in syllabus design and examine a model University of Toronto course syllabus. Participants will then work…

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Strategies for Writing an Effective Teaching & Learning Grant

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blackburn Room, 130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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Facilitators: 
Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies 
Julian Weinrib, Special Projects Officer, Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
 Michelle Beaton, Director, International Strategy and Partnerships, Vice-President, International Description:
 Are you interested in learning about teaching and learning funding opportunities available to U of T faculty and staff? If so, you are invited to participate in a two-hour workshop that provides a general overview of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF), the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF),…

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Tune into Teaching: Setting the Tone for Success – The First Day and Beyond

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blackburn Room, 130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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Facilitators: Megan Burnett, Associate Director, CTSI Cora McCloy, Faculty Liaison Coordinator, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, CTSI Description: This session will provide strategies for getting your course off to a great start, including what to do in the first few classes, how to present the course objectives and syllabus to your students, how to initiate and sustain excitement about your discipline, and how to motivate and prepare your students for the requirements and responsibilities of the course. Participants will have…

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Tune into Teaching: Grading – Myths and Realities

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Room, 130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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Facilitators: Megan Burnett, Associate Director, CTSI Cora McCloy, Faculty Liaison Coordinator, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, CTSI Melvin Chien, Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning & Technology, CTSI Description: In this session , we will discuss a range of misconceptions about institutional grading procedures and provide clarification around some key issues and common scenarios related to grading at U of T. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions through a facilitated dialogue on grading policies that will inform teaching practice. Topics include…

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