This Week for Faculty: Get your Fall courses ready with these Summer offerings

by | Jul 11, 2023

The CTL is here to help you get ready for the Fall semester! Explore our Fall 2023 Offerings.

Whether you will be teaching a discussion-based course or a large course, we have a line-up of offerings for you! Refine your course syllabi, gain strategies for teaching inclusively, plan your upcoming lectures, and explore ways to actively engage your students in their learning!

Learn about the Columbia-supported instructional technologies that are available for you to use in your teaching and to support your students’ learning. The CTL offers sessions on Ed Discussion, Poll Everywhere, Gradescope, and annotation tools.

Click the hyperlinked session dates below to register and explore the related on-demand resources.

Set the tone for the semester

It’s in the Syllabus! Or is it?: Designing a Transparent Syllabus
90-minute workshop on August 22, 10:00-11:30am, online.
Related resource: Designing an Inclusive Syllabus.

Teaching Inclusively From the Start
60-minute workshop on August 1 and August 21, 10:00am-11:00am, online.
Related resource: Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia

Plan your approach

Three Ways to Manage Your Large Course
60-minute workshop on August 23, 10:00am-11:00am, online.
Related resource: Teaching Large Courses Effectively and Efficiently

Planning Your Lectures Based on the Science of Learning
60-minute workshop on August 30, 10:00am-11:00am, online.
Related resource: Five Tips for Engaged Lecturing

Get your students thinking and talking about their learning

Getting Started with Active Learning
60-minute workshop on August 22, 10:00-11:00am, online.
Related resource: Getting Started with Active Learning

Engaging Students with Poll Everywhere
30-minute demo session on August 23, 11:30am-12:00pm, online.
Related resource: Poll Everywhere: Audience Response Systems

Engaging Students in Discussion
60-minute workshop on August 2, 1:00-2:00pm; and August 28, 10:00-11:00am, online.
Related resource: Learning Through Discussion

Engaging Students with EdDiscussion
30-minute demo session on August 28, 11:30am-12:00pm, online.
Related resource: Enhance your Course Discussion Boards for Learning: Three Strategies Using Ed Discussion

Engaging Students with Collaborative Annotation Tools
30-minute demo session on August 29, 11:30am-12:00pm, online.
Related resource: Leveraging Annotation Activities and Tools to Promote Collaborative Learning

Navigating HOT Moments: Before, During, & After Class
75-minute workshop on August 29, 10:00-11:15am, online.
Related resource: Navigating Heated, Offencise, and Tense (HOT) Moments in the Classroom

Plan how you will assess student learning

Designing STEM Poll Questions that Go Beyond Recall
60-minute workshop on August 23, 1:00-2:00pm, online.
Related resource: Developing Poll Questions to Engage and Assess Student Thinking in Science and Engineering Courses

Making Feedback Matter: Strategies That Serve You and Your Students
60-minute workshop. August 2, 10:00-11:00am, August 24, 11:00am-12:00pm, online.
Related resources: Feedback for Learning and Effective Feedback in Clinical Education

Intro to Gradescope: Grading and Feedback for Science & Engineering
60-minute workshop on August 24, 1:00-2:00pm, online.
Related resource: Creating Assignments and Grading Online with Gradescope

The CTL is here to help you get ready for Fall 2023!

Office Hours
Join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to have your teaching with instructional technology questions answered.

Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss any teaching, learning, and mentoring needs by emailing or email the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department.