Teaching & Learning Innovation offers in-person and Zoom workshops each semester to assist faculty, staff and graduate students with teaching and learning needs. Some workshops have been recorded as webcasts for viewing after the workshop has taken place, which are featured below in the order of date offered. You can find workshops offered by TLI on the workshop registration portal.
Culturally Responsive Learning & Teaching (CRLT) involves checking for mastery of student learning outcomes in a way that takes into consideration learners’ cognitive, cultural, and interdisciplinary diversity. In this webcast, facilitators and participants explored the importance of CRLT and brainstorm strategies for implementing it in the classroom.
In this webcast of Diversi-Tea, participants discussed various strategies for facilitating controversial conversations in such a way that students feel heard and valued.
In this webcast of Diversi-Tea, discussion focused on strategies and services that can support and meet the needs of students of color. A panel of individuals from Multicultural Student Life and Herbert College of Agriculture’s Student Life & Diversity Programs presented information about the needs of students of color and discussed strategies for supporting this student population at UT Knoxville.
Faculty Experiences with Service-Learning: Stories of Impact
Faculty and staff interested in implementing service-learning in their courses and/or applying for the service-learning (S) course designation should check out this webcast. Showcasing a wide variety of academic disciplines and the endless possibilities within the service-learning pedagogy, this webcast can help viewers consider the value of service-learning to students, community and their own practice. Faculty and staff can expect to walk away with insight and practical strategies to infuse service-learning into programs and courses.
In this webcast, the facilitators defined implicit bias, as well as different types of micro-aggressions. They discussed examples and provide strategies for preventing and mitigating these issues in the classroom.
In this webcast, a panel of faculty members lead the discussion on best practices in the area of inclusive teaching. The panel also shared stories of how they have successfully supported our students within their own disciplines.
Online learning has the potential to increase the reach of university-community engagement by removing place-based, geographical barriers and expand access to service-learning opportunities among students. Service-learning pedagogy is increasingly being utilized in online courses. In this webcast, participants learned more about different models of ‘Online Service Learning’, explored case examples, and left with some action steps on how to incorporate service-learning into online courses.
Participants of this webcast gained the following skills and knowledge:
- Identified the purpose of a rubric and determine which situations are appropriate for using it.
- Discussed the different parts of a rubric.
- Described the different types of rubrics and when to implement them.
- Implemented best practices for designing a rubric.
- Discussed the importance and process of calibrating a rubric.
“Inclusive Teaching” has become a buzzword in higher education within the last five years. Much of the research produced in relation to inclusive teaching has focused not only on the effectiveness of specific teaching strategies, but also on the ways in which instructors speak and relate to their students.
In this webcast, the presenters discussed how research defines inclusive teaching, as well as how language can create unnecessary barriers and challenges to student learning. Through group activities, real-life scenarios, and discussion, participants reflected on the language they use in the classroom and identified strategies for effectively communicating their expectations to students.
In this Diversi-Tea session, participants learned about international students’ needs from a panel of international undergraduate and graduate students. The students shared their stories and experiences working with faculty and fellow UT students. After discussion between the panel and participants, the final part of the session focused on the students’ suggested inclusive teaching strategies that they believe would address their learning needs.
Research has shown the benefits of collaborative engagement on student learning. But collaborative learning can be a difficult task in larger classes. In this session, we discussed and demonstrated techniques for engaging students in collaborative learning in large classroom settings. We discussed observed challenges and benefits to these implementations.
Service-learning is a fitting pedagogy to support the development of cross-cultural competency of students. By engaging in the community beyond the university, students are able to work alongside and learn from community members of different backgrounds. At the same time, students also need to have a certain level of awareness and cultural competency in order to respectfully engage with the community. This webcast focused on strategies and tools to start the personal inquiry and reflection on cultural competency, and began the conversation among students, from the start of their service-learning experience.
This webcast features a panel discussion with some recognized teachers from several different colleges within the university. Hear from the panelists as to how they have overcome some of the challenges in teaching large classes, and some of the best practices they have adopted.