Authentic Assessment is a six-week course that will introduce you to the principles and practice of this approach to assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment takes into account the contexts in which learning might actually be used once students leave the university. It is an attempt to assess what students actually know, value, and can do in a way that is well-integrated into the entire learning environment of a course. In this course you will learn how to align assessment with intended learning outcomes, how to design meaningful assessment measures that motivate students and even design assessments that help students learn as they are being assessed.
By experiencing a variety of authentic assessment methods in the student role, reading about them, and practicing adaptations of them, you will be in a better position to judge which of these methods you can use in your own courses, as suits your personal teaching style and disciplinary needs. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to create an authentic, well-reasoned assessment measure that you could use in your own disciplinary context – with feedback and help from your instructors and colleagues.
Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System (LMS) that the University of Windsor supports. These online courses featured below, are designed to provide valuable information and corresponding self-learning activities for instructors and their assistants, to help learn, use and configure Blackboard Learn. Please note, these courses are NOT facilitated, and there won't be any instructor interaction. If you would like face-to-face support we would be happy to help, so check out the Name Your Topic! offerings at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops
The Centre for Teaching and Learning's Brightspace Workshop series provides in-person and on-line synchronous learning opportunities. In-person workshops are offered in two varieties:
Step-by-Step: relaxed, slower-paced sessions and
Quick Steps: faster, technically driven sessions.
Select the delivery method and pace that works for you.
Start your Brightspace training with the Getting Started with Brightspace workshop to provide the basis for the more advanced workshops.
Once you are registered for a workshop, please remove your name from waitlists of workshops of the same name, so others can take your spot.
The "Developing Your Teaching Dossier Series" is a sequence of four 45-minute self-paced modules for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows exploring strategies to reflect on their teaching and develop their teaching dossier.Users can choose to take any one of the modules or can choose to complete all four of the modules in the series. Upon successful completion of each module, users will receive a certificate of completion. Completing the entire sequence of modules can allow you to explore a range of different considerations in your teaching dossier development process, including:
- exploring and reflecting on your teaching experience;
- identifying teaching-related transferable skills;
- effectively defining and narrating your teaching values and practices and their impact on student learning;
- describing components of a teaching dossier and begin writing various sections of your teaching dossier; and
- articulating teaching skills and experiences for academic and non-academic careers.
- Module 1 - Reflecting on Your Teaching Experience: An Introduction to Teaching Dossiers TD-O-W22-01
- Module 2 - Articulating Your Teaching Values and Practices: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy TD-O-W22-02
- Module 3 - Connecting Narratives and Evidence: Developing Components of Your Teaching Dossier TD-O-W22-03
- Module 4 - Looking Ahead: Telling New Stories About Our Teaching Experiences TD-O-W22-04
The GTL Fellows across campus are dedicated to improving the experience, abilities, and support for graduate and undergraduate students that are involved in assisting with the teaching and delivery of courses either as GA/TAs or otherwise.
Workshops offered by GTL Fellows will be based in their respective Faculty and will target the specific needs of that Faculty’s GA/TAs.
If you have any questions about the GTL Fellowship Program, contact Dr. Laura Chittle at Laura.Chittle@uwindsor.ca.
Lecturing is a half course that will introduce you to basic skills and techniques of communicating successfully to students. In particular you will learn about explaining complex ideas, grabbing and holding attention, phrasing, communicating nonverbally, and generating emotional response.
Biindigen/Come in! Let’s learn about the importance of Indigenizing the curriculum and how to respectfully braid Indigenous knowledges into the curriculum.
The journey to Indigenize curriculum fosters self-development. Whether you are an Indigenous or non-Indigenous person, through this journey you will gain insight into your own culture and background, privileges, or oppressions that have affected your life, and you will identify biases or gaps in your knowledge. You will question the pervasive dominance of Western epistemologies, pedagogies, and resources within curriculum, and make space for including Indigenous ways of being that can benefit all learners. You will engage in the emotional work of confronting the trauma of colonization and building stronger relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and actively participate in the hands-on work of revising your curriculum and pedagogical approaches. And finally, you will reflect upon your own agency in regard to Indigenization and take action toward systemic change in your institution.
Early Career Faculty (ECF) Mentoring Program
Are you an early career faculty member? If so, you’re invited to join one of our small mentoring groups led by experienced UWindsor faculty. These once-a-month sessions are dedicated to supporting you in balancing your teaching, research, and service expectations. Two mentors with different experience and background will meet with their group of 6-8 early career faculty each month throughout the academic year (F22 & W23). The sessions are informal in structure, offering opportunities for ECF to meet with colleagues, make professional connections, share information that can assist with their professional development, and demystify the RTP process. The mentors working together with the mentees shape the meetings on topics and themes relevant to thriving at the UWindsor and accommodating their teaching, research, service, and work-life demands! Our past participants have found the hour-long sessions a comfortable venue where they can discuss challenges and concerns, and learn how to navigate the academic/ institutional landscape. We look forward to you joining our ECF workshop community.