CTLT

Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Workshops

WorkshopsThroughout the academic year, including the summer, the CTLT offers scheduled workshops and Workshops By Request designed to support faculty and staff in creating rich learn-by-doing environments for students. Workshop topics encompass a wide range of topics such as effective teaching practices and the integration of various academic technologies. Our workshop offerings change quarterly; please check often for our updated schedules.

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Examining Whiteness Foundational Series

summer 2022, TBD

Faculty and staff are invited to sign up for "Examining Whiteness,” a program inspired by Building Anti-Racist White Educators (BARWE). The Examining Whiteness foundational series is designed as a first step for White educators toward engaging in critical reflection on Whiteness and working toward antiracism.  

Learn more and register for Examining Whiteness

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Assignment and Assessment Design to Promote Academic Integrity

Summer 2022, August 1 - 4 

This 4-day intensive workshop builds faculty knowledge about course design factors that enhance student self-efficacy and increase the promotion of academic integrity. Assignment and Assessment Design to Promote Academic Integrity reviews evidence-based teaching strategies for designing or revising course assignments to enhance students' learning, critical thinking, and reflection practices.

The workshop includes support for creating activities and assignments that meet desired course learning outcomes, increase intrinsic motivation, and promote students' honest engagement with learning processes.

Learn more on the Assignment and Assessment Design to Promote Academic Integrity webpage

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Writing in the Disciplines Intro and Practice

Summer 2022, August 22 - 25 

This 4-day intensive workshop creates space for faculty to consider how writing operates within their discipline, to develop ideas for how best to share that knowledge with students, and effectively and efficiently embed writing into their courses. 

"Writing In the Disciplines Intro and Practice" provides evidence-based teaching strategies for using writing to enhance students' learning, critical thinking, and written communication practices.

Learn more and register: Writing in the Disciplines Intro and Practice webpage

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Summer Writing Retreats

Summer 2022, June, July, and August

If some dedicated time and peer support will help you make significant progress as you hammer out that chapter, article, grant proposal, or creative project, then the CTLT’s upcoming three-day summer writing retreats are designed for you.

All retreats will take place in the Kennedy Library, on the third floor, northwest corner. These are designed as in-person retreats but can also be attended virtually.

Retreat Dates
Session #1: June 20-22, Mon-Wed, 10am-3pm

Session #2: July 6-8, Wed-Fri, 10am-3pm

Session #3: August 16-18, Tues-Thurs, 10am-3pm

Session #4: August 30-September 1, Tues-Thurs, 10am-3pm 

Learn more and register: Summer 2022 Writing Retreats 

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Creating a Blended / Hybrid Course

summer 2022:
June 12 - July 1, Aug 14 - Sep 2

This three-week, fully online and asynchronous (no Zoom sessions) workshop will focus on best practices for revising your online course to be delivered in the blended (hybrid) format, including syllabus updates, course policies, and creating student-centered active learning components to maximize in-person portions of your course. By the end of this workshop, participants will design and complete one modular unit (typically 1 week) of a blended course incorporating best practices for delivery in both the online and in-person sections.

Learn more and register: Creating a Blended / Hybrid Course

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Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

July 10 - Aug 6

Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL) focuses on best practices for redesigning your course for the online learning environment, including developing pre-course welcome letters, course policies, and creating a course design road map that implements a strong pedagogical approach to online course delivery. By the end of this workshop, participants will design and complete one modular unit (typically 1 week) of a fully online course of their choosing.

IOTL is a space-limited, 4-week workshop, available to instructors who have not completed IOTL in the past. 

Learn more and apply: Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

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Self-paced Accessibility Modules

Always available

Accessibility is an essential part of course design and ensures that all students have equitable access to learning. Select any of the links below to self-enroll in an online module to learn how to create accessible course content.

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Canvas Webinar Recordings

Always available

We have been providing live webinars since Jan. 2020 and adding the recorded links to the Canvas Workshop and Events page. Please check out the page for items, such as:

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Using Templates
  • Creating Content
  • Gradebook Setup
  • Secure Exams
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Zoom Webinar Recordings

Always available

We have provided live webinars and added the recorded links to the CTLT Zoom page. Please check out the page for items, such as:

  • Tips for Better Virtual Teaching
  • Creating Zoom Meetings
  • Teaching with Zoom
  • Zoom Features
  • Accessibility

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST

The CTLT offers one-on-one, small group, and departmental consultations that enable all Cal Poly faculty and staff, either full or part-time, to enhance their teaching effectiveness, discuss opportunities for teaching innovation, and implement new pedagogies. Consultations provide a mechanism for educators to reflect upon their teaching practices and develop a research-informed plan to improve student learning. ​

For information on CTLT Staff expertise and consultation topics, visit the CTLT Consultations webpage. 

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