ACUE Lunch and Learn

Effective Teaching Practices Showcase

Join U of T faculty graduates of the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Effective Teaching Practices course (ACUE-Certified Faculty) as they share insights from the 25 modules they completed over several months and how they implemented, reimagined, and extended evidence-based teaching practices to support their teaching, learning and student success at U of T.

This Series invites participants to hear from these instructors: their reflections on the course and practical examples informed by evidence-based strategies. Facilitators will engage in discussions on sharing these approaches into one’s current practice.

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Upcoming ACUE Lunch and Learn Workshops

My Journey to Incorporating Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Meaningfully into my Teaching

March 1, 12pm-1pm

Facilitator: Toula Kourgiantakis, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

In this workshop, Professor Toula Kourgiantakis will discuss her ongoing learning on how to incorporate equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) in the classroom to have meaningful and transformative learning experiences. Professor Kourgiantakis will focus on three areas that have enhanced her teaching: 1) knowing oneself and how that is reflected in what we teach and how we teach, 2) building relationships with students and a sense of community in the classroom, and 3) incorporating EDIA in the course design and syllabus. Professor Kourgiantakis will give specific examples on how each area impacts creating more inclusive classroom space and more positive teaching and learning experiences.


Engaging Students in Meaningful and Authentic Assignments

March 28, 12pm-1pm

Facilitator: Linda Trinh, Assistant Professor, Exercise Oncology Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

How do we bring the real world to the classroom to create more meaningful assignments? It is often challenging to create connections between students’ learning experiences and their everyday lives. The session will focus on inquiry-based learning by implementing instructional practices that support student success and course learning outcomes. Developing meaningful assignments will empower students to apply the content and skills they learned during the concept exploration and concept introduction stages to authentic scenarios and problems.

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