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  • Van Pelt Library
    Room 627 (Kislak Center, Adler/Lachs Family Seminar)
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Inclusive Teaching: A Community Conversation

We invite you to join this community discussion of inclusive teaching and diversity in the classroom and other venues where teaching takes place. This conversation will bring together Penn faculty, instructors and students, both undergraduate and graduate, to discuss our aspirations related to teaching a diverse student body, and to learning in this setting, as […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    Room 113 (Collaborative Classroom)
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Misery Loves Technology: Drop in to Learn More about Using Technology Platforms for Grading

At this informal event, CETLI and instructional technology staff from various schools will be on hand to help faculty, instructors, and graduate students try out technology platforms that may make grading more efficient and transparent (and, possibly, less miserable). Drop by for snacks, pre-exam cheer and to play around with Gradescope and Canvas Gradebook’s new […]

  • Online
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Assessing Learning and Providing Feedback Remotely

Facilitator: Online Only

This workshop explores tools in Canvas that instructors can use to assign and assess student work so students can continue to complete the expectations of the course and reach the instructor’s goals: assignments, quizzes, and discussion boards. We will also explore how to use these tools to give students feedback on assignments so they can […]

  • Online
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Running Your Class Remotely: Lecture and Discussion

Facilitator: Online Only

This workshop provides a guide to conveying course content and promoting discussion and engagement using online learning tools. Participants in this workshop will learn how to get started with Panopto, a tool for recording lectures, and tools like Zoom and BlueJeans that allow students and faculty to speak together in live sessions. We will also […]

  • Online
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Creating a course by starting with the end

Facilitator: Online only

Participants in this workshop will begin by thinking about the end of their course: what do they want students to have learned and what sort of thinking will they expect? Using those ideas about learning goals, participants will begin with a sense of their final assessment and then outline how they can use the different […]

  • Online
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Connecting to your students and creating a community in an online class

Facilitator: Online Only

Participants in this workshop will think about the various ways to connect students to the course and create a sense of community in the class. While live sessions will be part of this discussion, participants will be encouraged to consider how asynchronous elements -- including discussion boards, peer review and student-created presentation of content -- […]

  • Online
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Communicating your expectations and keeping students on track

Facilitator: Online Only

In this session, participants will consider how to set expectations before students start work and how to use those expectations to guide and motivate students. The session will begin by helping participants plan how to talk with students about the amount of work the course demands and how to navigate the Canvas site. Then the […]

  • Online
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Helping students practice the skills and types of thinking you expect

Facilitator: Online Only

This session will focus on ways to give students regular, rigorous practice with skills and the types of higher-order thinking that you expect them to develop in your course. Participants will consider ways to use quizzes and discussion boards alongside assignments and live sessions to engage students effectively and how instructors can write questions that […]

  • Online
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Making the most of live sessions

Facilitator: Online Only

Live Zoom sessions can be particularly useful for instructors and students. These sessions can create community among students, let students work in breakout rooms, allow for live Q&A, let students discuss material with each other, or allow students and instructors to think through problems and questions together. But these live sessions can feel awkward or […]

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Technology Tools: Introduction to Canvas

This workshop will introduce basic Canvas functions that will allow you to post documents, files, images and videos; organize information for students; and allow students to submit work online. Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.Registration required.If you need accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact CETLI-info@upenn.edu.

  • Online
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Technology Tools: Introduction to Canvas

Facilitator: Online Only

This workshop will introduce basic Canvas functions that will allow you to post documents, files, images and videos; organize information for students; and allow students to submit work online. Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.Registration required.This session is now full.  If you need accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact CETLI-info@upenn.edu.

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Running Synchronous Class Time

Facilitator: Online Only

In this technology spotlight, we will demonstrate how you can use the conferencing tools Zoom and BlueJeans to run live class sessions, including breakout rooms for small group work, and live whiteboard and annotation tools.Registration required.This session is now full. Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.If you need accommodations to participate in this […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Recording Lectures

Facilitator: Online Only

This technology spotlight will explore tools that allow instructors and students to record material and upload it into Canvas, including Panopto, Zoom and BlueJeans. We will discuss how these tools can integrate whiteboards and Powerpoint, as well as quizzes in Panopto that can help instructors create more engaging lectures and help students retain content.Counts toward […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Asynchronous Interaction

Facilitator: Online Only

In the online environment, what students do outside of traditional class time is a central part of learning, engagement, and community-building of a course. In this session, participants will discuss ways to create interactive asynchronous components as crucial elements of the course. We will explore tools such as Discussion boards, Perusall, Google Docs, Piazza.Counts toward […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Assessments, Exams and Assignments

Facilitator: Online Only

In this technology spotlight, we will demonstrate some of the functionality of Canvas assessment tools, including assignments, quizzes, gradebook and Speedgrader, as well as how you might use these features in your own course. Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.Registration required.This session is now full. If you need accommodations to participate in this […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools: Introduction to Canvas

Facilitator: Online Only

This workshop will introduce basic Canvas functions that will allow you to post documents, files, images and videos; organize information for students; and allow students to submit work online. Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.Registration required.This session is now full. If you need accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact CETLI-info@upenn.edu.

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Asynchronous Interaction

Facilitator: online only

In the online environment, what students do outside of traditional class time is a central part of learning, engagement, and community-building of a course. In this session, participants will discuss ways to create interactive asynchronous components as crucial elements of the course. We will explore tools such as Discussion boards, Perusall, Google Docs, Piazza.Counts toward […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Running Synchronous Class Time

Facilitator: Online Only

In this technology spotlight, we will demonstrate how you can use the conferencing tools Zoom and BlueJeans to run live class sessions, including breakout rooms for small group work, and live whiteboard and annotation tools.Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.If you need accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact CETLI-info@upenn.edu.

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Recording Lectures

Facilitator: Online Only

This technology spotlight will explore tools that allow instructors and students to record material and upload it into Canvas, including Panopto, Zoom and BlueJeans. We will discuss how these tools can integrate whiteboards and Powerpoint, as well as quizzes in Panopto that can help instructors create more engaging lectures and help students retain content.Counts toward […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Assessments, Exams and Assignments

Facilitator: Online Only

In this technology spotlight, we will demonstrate some of the functionality of Canvas assessment tools, including assignments, quizzes, gradebook and Speedgrader, as well as how you might use these features in your own course. Counts toward the CETLI teaching certificate for graduate students.Registration required.This session is now full. If you need accommodations to participate in this […]

  • Online
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Technology Tools for… Recording Lectures

Facilitator: Online Only

This technology spotlight will explore tools that allow instructors and students to record material and upload it into Canvas, including Panopto, Zoom and BlueJeans. We will discuss how these tools can integrate whiteboards and Powerpoint, as well as quizzes in Panopto that can help instructors create more engaging lectures and help students retain content. Registration […]

  • Online
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Trauma-Informed Teaching: The Challenges of Learning Right Now and How Our Teaching can Respond

Facilitator: This event is sponsored by the Penn First Plus Program

In our current time, many of our students are contending with COVID-19, police brutality, racism, social, political and economic instability, uncertainty, and other trauma-inducing experiences. In the midst of this, how can we teach in ways that are sensitive to students’ experiences of these realities? In this presentation, neuroscientist Mays Imad, who writes and consults […]

  • DRL (David Rittenhouse Laboratories)
    Room 3N1H
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What Makes Being in Class in Person Meaningful? a Community Conversation among Instructors and Students

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

As we wrap up the year's return to in-person classes, this Community Conversation will bring together faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to explore what we value in learning together, and the teaching practices that make the most of that in-person experience. This is an opportunity for instructors and students to learn from one another, […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center
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(Re)Connecting in the Classroom: Evan C Thompson Lecture on Excellence in Teaching

Facilitator: Daeyeon Lee, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Lately there has been much talk in universities and the public about “the great disengagement.” As we emerge from the pandemic era, many students and instructors alike are experiencing a lack of energy and motivation, and we are seeking encounters in the classroom that are transformative, rather than simply transactional. In his talk, Daeyeon Lee […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    134 (CETLI/OLI Seminar Room)
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Trans-Affirming Pedagogy in the Sciences

Facilitator: Cam Smith, Bioengineering, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Neurology, and Psychiatry

Trans, non-binary, gender diverse, and gender expansive students are present in growing numbers at Penn. How do we as STEM faculty and instructors provide learning environments that are respectful and supportive to these students? What do we not know about the trans experience? How might our classroom practices, pedagogical methods, and content adversely impact this […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    134 (CETLI/OLI Seminar Room)
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Trans-Affirming Pedagogy in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Facilitator: Caz Batten, English and Beans Velocci, History and Sociology of Science

This workshop is intended for instructors in the humanities and social sciences who would like to develop learning environments that support trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive students. We will focus on classroom practices and pedagogical methods that allow us to better engage with and learn alongside trans students. This workshop will offer practical approaches to trans-affirming pedagogy, providing […]

  • Fisher Fine Arts Library
    The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 4th Floor
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Celebrate the Creation of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation

The newly established CETLI brings together the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Online Learning Initiative in a unified office to promote teaching excellence and innovation. Faculty, staff and students are invited to come together for this party to celebrate the new office and Penn’s commitment to teaching and learning. Join us for hor […]