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Welcome to the Center for Teaching & Learning Current Events page.  You'll find all of our upcoming events, listed by semester, here.  Click on each event to learn more and register.

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You can find our Past Events from this year at the bottom of this page.

Spring 2024 Events

Classroom Assessment Techniques

March 28, 11 am - 12:15 pm | Virtual via Zoom

This workshop will define the purpose of classroom assessment techniques (CATs), explore different types of CATs, and develop methods for formative assessment of student learning. You'll learn how CATs can help you monitor student progress, identify common pain points, and support student learning. Georgia Tech faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars are all welcome to join; this workshop satisfies the F3.2 learning outcome in the Tech to Teaching Program.

Canvas Pain to Course Gain

April 11, 12 - 1:30 pm | Virtual via Zoom

If you're frustrated by tedious Canvas tasks, join us to learn a viable solution: Application Programming Interfaces (API). With a little bit of knowledge about APIs, you can quickly complete common tasks like setting due dates, adjusting quiz times, uploading quiz banks, and much more. Join us to learn some API basics, explore how other faculty have been using API, and discuss your own Canvas pain points.

Summer 2024 Events

Faculty Teaching and Learning Forum

May 10th & 16th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Price Gilbert 1280

Join us for the annual Faculty Teaching and Learning Forum! This year's theme is "Embracing CIOS Scores: Evaluating and Interpreting Student Feedback." On May 10th, you'll learn how to analyze and interpret student feedback; on May 16th, you'll learn how to incorporate recent CIOS data into future courses. Explore tangible ways student voices can positively influence course design.

Teaching with Technology Summer Bootcamp: Supporting Student Wellbeing with Canvas

May 13-14, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Crosland 4160

This two-day, hands-on bootcamp explores how Canvas can support student wellbeing. Learn how Canvas tools paired with the Canvas Course Template reduce student cognitive load and simplify course design and management. Participants will have worktime to implement strategies with assistance and input from experts. Strategies shared in this workshop apply to courses offered in all modalities. 

Course Design Studio

May or July | Virtual & In-Person Sessions Offered

Save the date for this CTL signature event! Course Design Studio provides a structured opportunity for faculty to design or redesign a course with expert guidance from CTL consultants and input from colleagues across campus. During four three-hour sessions, you will engage in course development activities while receiving support grounded in evidence-based best practices for course design.

Past Events

Celebrating Teaching Day

March 14, 9 am - 1 pm | Midtown Ballroom, Exhibition Hall

Celebrating Teaching Day is a CTL signature event that honors and celebrates the dedication of Georgia Tech faculty and instructors who create engaging, challenging and inclusive learning experiences that foster student success throughout the year. This year's event features keynote speaker Dr. Isis Artze-Vega, a poster session, and a luncheon.

 

AI Based Assignments

March 13, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | CULC 466A

Are you interested in exploring ways to teach students how to apply generative or other AIs to your discipline but aren’t quite sure exactly where to start? Perhaps you have already begun integrating AI into your curriculum and wish to make it more effective. Join us at this roundtable to discuss different approaches to integrating AI in your curriculum. Bring your questions and examples. Cofee and snacks will be served.

Transparent Methods in Learning & Teaching: TILTing Your Assignments for Student Success

February 22 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Crosland 4160

Transparent teaching methods help students understand how and why they are learning course content in particular ways. During this workshop, we will focus on making assignments transparent by addressing the purpose, task, and criteria of example assignments.  Please bring a copy of an assignment your students have had challenges with in the past and which you would like to revise. 

This workshop is part of the TILT Higher Ed project developed by Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes (AAC&U) and will be facilitated by Laura Carruth (AVP for Transformative Teaching & Learning and Executive Director, CTL).

Limited to 20 faculty participants.

Supporting Course Design with Generative AI

February 20, 2024 | 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. | Sweet Auburn Room, Exhibition Hall

How can AI make it faster and easier for faculty to design high quality learning experiences? In this Teaching with Technology Spotlight, Scheller faculty Mike Smith will discuss his experience using AI to create and refine course objectives, slides, scripts, practice test questions, and case studies. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss the use of AI to scale up learning experiences, and consider applications for their own teaching contexts.

Engaging Student Learners Through Small Teaching

Thursday, February 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Crosland 4160

Drawing on practices from James Lang's book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, this workshop will prompt participants to think about the ways they can make small adjustments to their teaching to enhance student learning and engagement with course materials. Rather than overhauling an entire syllabus, small teaching invites instructors to, for example, reconsider how they approach the first 5 minutes or the last 5 minutes of class time, how pre-tests might help us address gaps in student knowledge, or how to use class time for direct practice, among other small teaching strategies. Participants will leave with ideas that they can implement in their classrooms straightaway.

Facilitated by Laura Carruth (AVP for Transformative Teaching & Learning and Executive Director, CTL).

Limited to 20 faculty participants.

Fostering Academic Integrity: A Teaching with Technology Roundtable

February 7, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | CULC 466A

As AI advances and challenges the measures we take to promote academic integrity, learning technologies adapt to keep pace. From technologies that claim to detect student use of AI to the introduction of lockdown browsers that can remotely monitor students’ behavior during an assessment, what really works for promoting A(cademic) I(ntegrity) post AI? Bring your questions and examples Coffee and snacks will be served.

Enhancing Inclusive Teaching with AI

Tuesday, February 6th | 3pm to 5pm (EST) 
Virtually via Zoom
 

Have you been using Generative AI and want to explore how it can be used to help foster a more inclusive learning environment?  Generative AI’s ability to foster a more personalized, diverse, and responsive classroom environment not only enhances the learning experience but also benefits the mental and emotional wellbeing of every student. Join us virtually on February 6th from 3-5pm for this next revolutionary workshop in our Teaching and Learning in an Age of AI workshop series. 

Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices

Thursday, January 25 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Crosland 4160

Trauma-informed pedagogy recognizes that both students and instructors may have past and present experiences that negatively affect both teaching and learning. During this workshop we will review some easy to adopt teaching practices that support student health and well-being while allowing you to maintain consistent and high expectations. These practices support positive student learning outcomes as students build competency and confidence in your course content. 

Facilitated by Laura Carruth (AVP for Transformative Teaching & Learning and Executive Director, CTL).

Limited to 20 faculty participants

Get Students to Do the Prework: A Teaching with Technology Roundtable

January 17, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | CULC 466A

In this faculty-driven conversation facilitated by CTL’s technology experts, we’ll discuss strategies for getting students to come to class prepared with a focus on technologies  you can use both in and out of the classroom. Bring your questions and examples to share. Coffee and snacks will be served.

Asynchronous Book Group: Critical Teaching Behaviors

January 22 - March 17

Critical Teaching Behaviors can help you identify behaviors that lead to improved student outcomes and guide you in documenting and discussing your teaching achievements with colleagues! This asynchronous, author-facilitated, communal reading will offer an overview of evidence-based practices to help identify good teaching and guidance on how to capture and present teaching accomplishments.

GTREET 2024: Transformative Teaching and Learning

Workshop: Friday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Expedition Hall Home Park Room

Focusing on High Impact Practices (HIPs) and Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), GTREET will explore transformative teaching and learning through sessions that highlight current TTL projects and guide participants in developing CUREs and preparing a proposal for TTL funding.

Spring 2024 Book Club

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) will be hosting a book club this spring focused on inclusivity with technology. Join GT faculty and staff as we take a deep dive into technology and race.  Find community and support for evaluating the technologies we use in teaching and every day life.

Supporting Student Wellbeing with Canvas

December 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CULC 102

Canvas tools paired with the Canvas Course Template can not only reduce student cognitive load but also simplify your course design and management. Strategies shared in this workshop apply to courses offered in all modalities. 

Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series

Measuring Learning (T2T F4.2)
Thursday, Nov 16, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Crosland Tower 416

The teaching workshop series presents a variety of pedagogical theory and hands-on practice to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. Attend one workshop or the entire series! 

Fostering Help-Seeking Behaviors in the Undergraduate Classroom

Workshop: Friday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Crosland Tower 4160

In this workshop, faculty will present their research on student attitudes towards help-seeking, including extension requests, in their courses at Georgia Tech. Collectively, participants will explore practical interdisciplinary strategies to normalize help-seeking behaviors and support student well-being in the classroom. Join us to share your own ideas and experiences and hear from colleagues across Georgia Tech. 

Addressing Barriers to Teaching with the SDGs

Friday, Nov. 10, 2-3:30 pm, Zoom 

Please join us for this next meeting of the Georgia Community of Practice on Teaching with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Speakers from Georgia Tech, UGA, and Kennesaw State University will share examples of how they have overcome barriers to teaching with the UN SDGs. 

Future Faculty Job Search Academy

November 10th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Klaus 1116 East & West
Candidates for faculty positions experience an interview process that is unique to academic positions. Participants in this workshop series will learn what to expect in first and second round academic interviews, how to make a positive impression on the interview committee, and how to structure and deliver a job talk that wows your audience.

 

Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series

Writing Learning Outcomes (T2T F4.1)
Thursday, Nov 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Klaus 1116 East & West

The teaching workshop series presents a variety of pedagogical theory and hands-on practice to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. Attend one workshop or the entire series! 

2023 Celebrating Distance Teaching & Learning Symposium

Monday, October 30th, 2023 |
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) |
Held entirely online via Zoom

Join us virtually on Oct 30th for this year's Symposium where we will be celebrating educators who have forged high-quality practices for teaching at a distance. This year's theme will focus on the transformative potential of distance education and feature sessions showcasing innovative methods and technologies you can take back and use in your own courses.

Can’t commit to the whole day? That’s alright! While we would love to have participants attend all of the symposium, we welcome you to register and join us for the sessions that fit your schedule.

Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series

Teaching with Technology (T2T F5.1)
Thursday, Oct 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Klaus 1116 East & West

The teaching workshop series presents a variety of pedagogical theory and hands-on practice to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. Attend one workshop or the entire series! 

Enhancing Inclusive Teaching with AI

Tuesday, October 10th |
Noon to 2pm | Clough 102
Lunch provided | Space is limited

Have you been using Generative AI and want to explore how it can be used to help foster a more inclusive learning environment? Generative AI’s ability to foster a more personalized, diverse, and responsive classroom environment not only enhances the learning experience but also benefits the mental and emotional wellbeing of every student. Join us on October 10th from Noon-2pm (EST) for the next revolutionary workshop in our Teaching and Learning in an Age of AI workshop series: Enhancing Inclusive Teaching with AI: Getting a Jumpstart on Creating a Positive Learning Environment.

Fostering Academic Integrity: A Teaching with Technology Roundtable

Tuesday, October 24th |
11:00 to 12:00 | Clough 466A

Recent advances in AI technology have challenged the measures we take to promote academic integrity in our assessment of student learning. Learning technologies have introduced new features that claim to detect student use of AI. Other technologies lock down a student’s browser and can remotely monitor students’ behavior during an assessment. This conversation will focus on best practices for promoting academic integrity, both in terms of pedagogical design and use of campus technologies. Bring your questions and examples!

Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series

Teaching for All through Universal Design for Learning (T2T F5.2)
Thursday, Oct 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Klaus 1116 East & West

The teaching workshop series presents a variety of pedagogical theory and hands-on practice to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. Attend one workshop or the entire series! 

Georgia Multi-Institutional Community of Practice: Teaching with the SDGs

Please join the September 22 session of the Georgia CoP on Teaching with the SDGs to network and learn about the SDG teaching initiatives that instructors are leading at their respective institutions.This community includes educators teaching with the SDGs or working with faculty who do so, in colleges and universities across Georgia. Its purpose is to support effective SDG teaching through resource sharing, peer-to-peer learning, and networking. Our session on September 22 at 2:00pm will feature three faculty members discussing how they empower students to lead change through their courses.

Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series

Begins September 21

The teaching workshop series presents a variety of pedagogical theory and hands-on practice to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. Attend one workshop or the entire series! 

Generative AI Based Assignments: A Teaching with Technology Roundtable

Tuesday, September 19th |
11:00 to 12:00 | Clough 466A

Exploring ways to teach students how to apply AI to your discipline, but aren't quite sure where to start? Dabbling with integrating AI into your curriculum? Piloting a great AI-based assignment and want to share it with the community? A growing number of Georgia Tech faculty are implementing generative AI technologies into their teaching and learning. Join us for this Teaching with Technology Roundtable to share your ideas, examples, and questions in a whole group discussion on creating AI-focused assignments.

Asynchronous Book Discussion

September 4-30, Online

Join us for an asynchronous, author-facilitated communal reading experience that offers an overview of evidence-based practices to help you identify good teaching and guidance on how to capture and present teaching accomplishments. This reading group will be facilitated through Perusall, a campus-supported social annotation platform.

Get Students to Do the Pre-Work: A Teaching with Technology Roundtable

Tuesday, August 29 | 11:00 to 12:00 | Clough 466A

Are you looking for new strategies to get your students to come to class or lab meetings prepared this semester? Do you have a successful method for fostering student preparation that you want to share? In our inaugural Teaching with Technology Roundtable, we’ll discuss the struggles of and strategies for getting students to do the prework. Bring your questions and examples! 

Using the Course Template in Canvas

Friday, August 18 | 9:00 to 10:00 | Zoom

Join the session to learn how to effortlessly design student-friendly Canvas courses with the Georgia Tech Canvas Course Template. We will demonstrate how to import the template to Canvas shells and customize it to meet your course needs.

TA Development Academy

Friday, August 18, 8:30am-12:00pm

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are an important part of Georgia Tech's ability to create and deliver a transformative learning experience. New and returning TAs are invited to attend TA Development Academy (TADA) to build their teaching capacity and confidence at this interactive face-to-face event that enhances their preparation to support student learning

Transformative Teaching with the SDGs - Join our New Community of Practice!

Thursday, August 17, 11:00am-1:00pm
Crosland Tower (lunch provided)

The Undergraduate Sustainability Education Committee's Faculty Development Working Group, in collaboration with CTL, is launching a new Community of Practice on Transformative Teaching with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Share with and learn from your peers who are teaching with the SDGs!

Developing Course Guidelines for Students' Use of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, August 15, 3:00-3:45pm, Zoom

Do you want to develop effective guidelines for students’ use of AI in your course? Want to see examples of course guidelines that promote students’ development of academic integrity and ethical use of AI? What is the role of the Office of Student Integrity (OSI) in supporting and enforcing course policies about student use of AI? Join this interactive conversation between Peter Ariev, CTL, David Joyner, Online Education and OMSCS, and Ronald Mazique, OSI

Fall Teaching Kick-off

Monday, August 14, 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm

What information should I include in my syllabus? How can I establish an inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive? How can I tell my story as an effective teacher? What course elements do I need to prepare this week to feel ready to meet my students?

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to our annual Fall Teaching Kickoff! At this signature event, we'll explore the questions above in order to help you feel energized, inspired, and uplifted so that you are ready to begin the new academic year.

CTL Book Club

Fall 2023

Interested in a Book Club?  The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) will be hosting a book club this fall focused on inclusive teaching.  Join other faculty as you read about inclusive teaching strategies and practices and find community and support for implementing inclusive teaching practices within your courses