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Course Instructor Training Camp – December 2023

14 December 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST


14 December 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Please note that these sessions can becounted towards Course Instructor Job training, but not towards either theTeaching Fundamentals or Advanced University Teaching PreparationCertificates. Nevertheless, anyone is welcome to participate in theevent.   

This training is grouped into twoparts: five asynchronous learning modules (3 hours), and two 1.5-hour online synchronous workshop sessions. You must complete the 5asynchronous modules before you can attend the workshops.  

The asynchronous modules focus onmany of the principle components of course design, including learning outcomes,assessment, and syllabus design, and highlight how these components areinformed by UDL (Universal Design for Learning) and Equity-Oriented Pedagogy.We also discuss policies and course administration details that are specific tothe University of Toronto. The content covered in these modules is applicableto face-to-face and online learning contexts.  

Upon completion of the asynchronousmodules, you will be able to:

  • listthe fundamental principles of course design
  • applythe principles of Universal Design for Learning to your course design
  • createcourses that reduce barriers to learning and foster an inclusive environment
  • articulateeffective learning outcomes that aim to serve all students
  • developeffective, well-designed courses that engage your students
  • outlineand implement University policies and administration concerning your coursedesign and delivery

Thetwo online workshop sessions take place after participants havecompleted the asynchronous modules. In the first session (Exploring CourseDesign), we take up the activities that were completed during theasynchronous modules, and answer questions related to the design of yourcourse. Participants will also complete a syllabus activity that will help themidentify areas of strength and potential areas of weakness in their syllabus.For this reason, we require participants to bring a draft of a syllabus – itdoes not have to be a finished or polished draft, and can be for a courseyou have taught before, a course you are about to teach, or a course you wouldlike to teach in the future. 

Inthe second session (Effective Practices for Engaging Lectures), we focusour discussion on how you can deliver engaging and equitable lectures. Weexplore three key areas, including planning, delivery, and reflection. We willdiscuss strategies that are relevant in both face-to-face and online learningcontexts, and we will consider these strategies with accessibility andinclusivity in mind.  

You must complete the 5asynchronous modules before you can attend the workshop sessions on December 14th.

Asynchronous Modules : Self Enrolment Link: https://q.utoronto.ca/enroll/HMN9RW 

  1. CourseDesign 
  2.  LearningOutcomes
  3. Assessments
  4.  BuildingYour Syllabus
  5.  Course Administration and Policies

Synchronous Online Workshops – December14th, 2023:  

  1. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:Exploring Course Design 
  2. 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:Effective Practices for Engaging Lectures  

If you have any questions, pleasecontact services.ta@utoronto.ca

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