Throughout 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 a variety of academic technologies. Our workshop offerings change quarterly, please check often for our updated schedules.
Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Workshops
Creating Accessible Course Materials
(January 31 - February 27)
Accessibility is key to creating inclusive learning spaces for our students with disabilities. This 4-week fully online workshop provides faculty with hands-on experience creating accessible course content in Canvas. Participants will create an accessible Canvas page, an accessible Word document, and an instructional video with captions. You will also explore the Ally tool in Canvas to identify and fix inaccessible course content. Expect to spend 7-10 hours per week, with assignments due on Sundays. A $500 stipend is available for eligible participants.
Learn more and register: Creating Accessible Course Materials - Winter 2022
Inclusive Course Design: Implementing the UDL Guidelines
(January 18 - February 16)
In this fully online 4-week workshop faculty will apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning to course materials, activities and assessments. UDL increases access, reduces barriers and improves learning experiences for all students. 7-10 hours per week, 28-40 hours total, depending on skill level and experience. A $500 stipend is available for eligible participants.
Learn more and register: Inclusive Course Design - Winter 2022
Blended and Hybrid Course Design
Fall 2021 Oct 18 - Nov 5
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.
Participants are expected to have experience teaching an online course, ideally completing the Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning workshop in the past year.
This is not a self-paced course, and there are multiple due dates for activities including on weekdays and weekends. Please note this information carefully before you sign up for the workshop! If you have vacation plans during this time, it is not advisable to sign up for the workshop.
IMPORTANT: There is a $500 stipend available to eligible participants who pass the course with a minimum 80% score, and who complete all activities. (Download CTLT Stipend Policies PDF)
Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching
Fall Cohorts for the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Mathematics
This workshop will familiarize faculty with evidence-based teaching strategies for equity and inclusion, support faculty in developing an inclusive course climate, allow faculty to reflect on the impacts of social identities in higher education teaching and learning environments, and support faculty in further developing an equitable and inclusive teaching lens.
This year the CTLT is running several cohorts of the Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching workshop. In fall, there will be two college cohorts co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Mathematics. Additional cohorts are planned for later in the academic year.
The fall series cohorts: October 1- November 5.
The College of Liberal Arts synchronous meetings will be held on Fridays from 12-1pm. To learn more and to apply, visit College of Liberal Arts: Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching, Fall 2021.
The College of Science and Mathematics meetings will be held on Fridays from 10-11am. To learn more and to apply, visit College of Science and Mathematics: Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching, Fall 2021.
Intro to Writing in the Disciplines
OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27, AND NOV 3, 2021 WEDNESDAYS, 12:10-1Pm
This five-part workshop is designed to create space for faculty to consider the ways in which writing operates within their discipline and to develop ideas around how best to effectively and efficiently embed writing into their courses. Intro to Writing in the Disciplines provides evidence-based teaching strategies for using writing to enhance students' learning, critical thinking, and written communication practices. This is an ideal opportunity to learn how to introduce your students to your discipline-specific writing practices and increase their critical and reflective thinking.
Find out more on the Intro to Writing in the Disciplines webpage
This workshop series is intended as a precursor to an upcoming CTLT & Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives (OWLI) offering entitled “Course Redesign with Writing in Mind,” which aligns with campus efforts to expand Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) courses across the curriculum.
Faculty Writers' Accountability Group
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm, Oct 8, 2021 through June 3, 2022
This is a year-long writing community committed to making progress on scholarly writing and engaging with Writing scholarship.
The group will meet weekly with facilitator Dr. Dianna Winslow, CTLT Assistant Director and Writing Instruction Specialist. Each week there will be group check-ins to share the writing we have done for the week and will be doing for the following week. Dianna will offer one-on-one consultations as requested, and help form "buddy groups" for midweek encouragement when desired. We will use Tara Gray's Publish and Flourish book and other occasional resources to shape our weekly discussions about writing and research process. The newest edition of Gray's book will be provided to you free of charge by the CTLT once you enroll in the group.
As always, I'm excited to work with you, writer to writer.
ALWAYS AVAILABLE SELF-PACED WORKSHOPS
Self-paced Accessibility Modules
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.
Canvas Webinar Recordings
We have been providing live webinars since Jan. 2020 and adding the recorded links to the Canvas Workshop & Events page. Please check out the page for items, such as:
- Introduction to Canvas
- Using Templates
- Creating Content
- Gradebook Setup
- Secure Exams
Zoom Webinar Recordings
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
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 to develop a research-informed plan of action to improve student learning.
For information on CTLT Staff expertise and consultation topics, visit the CTLT Consultations webpage.