Teaching Enrichment Series

The Teaching Enrichment Series (TES) focuses on practical approaches to teaching and learning that participants can implement in their classes the upcoming semester. The TES brings together the energies, expertise, insights and questions of faculty, instructors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

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Teaching Enrichment Series Webinars - Day 1

Wednesday
August 21, 2019
Session participants will identify potential areas of course-related student stress based on the results of a recent UMN student survey, and apply at least 2-4 ways to maintain/increase student well-...
10:00am to 11:00am
Online
Wednesday
August 21, 2019
Learn tips and strategies for bringing some human elements to online learning spaces.
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online
Wednesday
August 21, 2019
In this workshop, we will discuss mechanisms for soliciting quality feedback from students, both during and at the end of the semester. Participants will walk away ready to gather useful feedback...
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Online

Teaching Enrichment Series Webinars - Day 2

Thursday
August 22, 2019
Embedding writing-to-learn activities in courses across the curriculum provides a low stakes way for students to learn course concepts and content by engaging discipline-specific ways of critical...
10:00am to 11:00am
Online
Thursday
August 22, 2019
In this webinar, you will learn a basic framework of information design and how to apply it to your assignment sheets.
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online
Thursday
August 22, 2019
This one-hour webinar will provide an introductory exploration of learning analytics as a tool for course development. We'll explore the use of modules to track student progress, quiz statistics, and...
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Online

Teaching Enrichment Series Workshops - Day 1

Wednesday
August 28, 2019
Learn strategies to create an inclusive classroom climate for international students that supports positive cross-national interactions when employing active learning approaches.
8:30am to 9:30am
Keller Hall 3-111
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
New to Canvas? If so, plan to attend this online 60 minute, Canvas Basics webinar that includes a review of the Canvas interface, tools and features, course design and delivery options.
8:30am to 9:30am
Keller Hall 3-125
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
Investigate ways to create assignments and activities to support student learning on how to thoughtfully evaluate and use research in their coursework by partnering with the University Libraries.
8:30am to 9:30am
Keller Hall 3-115
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
Learn strategies to address scholastic dishonesty and behavioral misconduct in the academic environment, whether it is in the classroom or learning platforms.
9:45am to 10:45am
Keller Hall 3-125
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
This workshop is for instructors who want to define roles, tasks, and assessment criteria for teammates on group writing projects.
9:45am to 10:45am
Keller Hall 3-115
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
Make your presentation stick in the minds of an audience through six simple principles that are useful in any discipline.
9:45am to 10:45am
Keller Hall 3-111
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
For both instructors and students, the first day of class can be full of anxieties that can distract and prevent us from focusing on the essential tasks of teaching and learning. In this workshop, we...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Keller Hall 3-115
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
Students don't arrive in your classrooms as empty slates - rather, they bring with them many ideas, thoughts, and beliefs about the topics in your courses. In this workshop, we will discuss how this...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Keller Hall 3-111
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
Learn the benefits of group work, tips for using Group Space in Canvas and ways to make group work inclusive.
11:00am to 12:00pm
Keller Hall 3-125

Teaching Enrichment Series Workshops - Day 2

Thursday
August 29, 2019
You've been using the topic-subtopic, outline-like slide design for years. But did you know that this practice violates the principles of multimedia learning theory? What can you do instead? It's all...
8:30am to 9:30am
Keller Hall 3-111
Thursday
August 29, 2019
From syllabus creation, to introductions and discussions, names and pronouns are prevalent in academic settings. The presenter will share strategies and resources for integrating preferred names and...
8:30am to 9:30am
Keller Hall 3-115
Thursday
August 29, 2019
This session highlight two key aspects of using media to enhance teaching and learning: creating video content and integrating media in your course design.
8:30am to 9:30am
Keller Hall 3-125
Thursday
August 29, 2019
Make lecturing an effective and responsive way to teach through effective session design, student interaction, questioning, and handouts.
9:45am to 10:45am
Keller Hall 3-111
Thursday
August 29, 2019
In recent surveys, instructors report a desire to more effectively foster in-class participation, particularly for international students, but they don’t always know how. This session provides an...
9:45am to 10:45am
Keller Hall 3-115
Thursday
August 29, 2019
Come learn how Design Tools for Canvas templates can help clarify and unify your course pages and assignments to increase student learning.
9:45am to 10:45am
Keller Hall 3-125
Thursday
August 29, 2019
Have you heard the term "flipped classroom" and wondered what this practice is and how it might relate to your own teaching? This workshop explores the concept of the flipped classroom and considers...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Keller Hall 3-111
Thursday
August 29, 2019
Participants will apply a variety of simple strategies to engage students in diverse discussion formats.
11:00am to 12:00pm
Keller Hall 3-115
Thursday
August 29, 2019
Learn 4 tools for teaching critical thinking: 1) Bloom’s Taxonomy, 2) Angelo & Cross’s Classroom Assessment Techniques, 3) Elbow’s Writing for Learning framework, and 4) Kolb’s Model of...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Keller Hall 3-125

Fall 2018 Teaching Enrichment Series Resources

Recorded Webinars

Developing Memorable Presentations

Effective Instructional Practices for Student Mental Health

Getting Student Feedback You Can Use

Keeping Student Teams on Track

Writing to Learn: Supporting Critical Learning & Thinking Across the Disciplines

Workshop Handouts


The Teaching Enrichment Series (TES) is sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation, a division of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. We thank our partners who generously share their expertise during the TES.