The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Events

The Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst offers a range of interactive professional development opportunities to support faculty teaching interests and highlight the latest evidence-based pedagogies that foster inclusive, active, and meaningful learning. Participation in the services and programming offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning is voluntary and confidential. We do not routinely provide recordings for our professional development programming. We do provide participants with all notes and resources presented as part of an individual program or workshop and are happy to forward these resources to anyone not able to attend.

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Location
In Person: Location details will be provided upon registration.

In this interactive in-person workshop we’ll discuss ways your students can engage with course ideas and materials through the use of lecture design structures and strategies that will help students better understand how your course is organized and what is most important. Lunch is provided for those who register at least 72 hours before the event begins. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

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Location
Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration

In this interactive Zoom workshop we’ll discuss ways your students can engage with course ideas and materials through the use of lecture design structures and strategies that will help students better understand how your course is organized and what is most important. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

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Location
W. E. B. Du Bois Library - Room 2601

Meet other UMass folks interested in and working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while developing your knowledge and practice of SoTL. This week we'll talk about AI tools and ways SoTL can contribute to ongoing conversations. Continental breakfast served with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate served in Library 2601. Open to all! See the Event page for more information. 

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Location
Zoom

Contemplative Pedagogy Meeting. "Setting Intentions." Come join your contemplative colleagues in a session devoted to setting intentions for the semester. (Facilitators: Kirsten Helmer, CTL, and Lena Fletcher, Environmental Conservation). Open meeting -- all are welcome.

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Location
In Person: Location details will be provided upon registration.

In this interactive session, we will discuss effective strategies for engaging students in powerful group learning experiences that will help them build a sense of belonging and connection with their peers. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

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Location
Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration

In this interactive Zoom session, we will discuss effective strategies for engaging students in powerful group learning experiences that will help them build a sense of belonging and connection with their peers. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

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Location
Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration

This workshop will explore the scholarship of teaching and learning—the systematic study by instructors of processes and teaching and learning in the classroom. Through discussion and examination of SoTL artifacts, participants will learn about the 5 principles of good practice in SoTL (Felten, 2013), the benefits of engaging in SoTL research, types of SoTL projects, and ways to begin your SoTL journey even if you're not quite ready to conduct your own SoTL study. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

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Zoom

Contemplative Pedagogy Meeting. "Contemplating Our Grading Methods." Come join your contemplative colleagues in a session devoted to discussing our grading intentions and options. (Facilitator: Lena Fletcher, Environmental Conservation). Open meeting -- all are welcome.

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Location
W. E. B. Du Bois Library - Room 2601

Meet other UMass folks interested in and working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while developing your knowledge and practice of SoTL. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate served in Library 2601. Open to all! See the Event page for more information. 

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Location
Zoom

Contemplative Pedagogy Meeting. "Bringing Awareness into Thought and Teaching." Come join your contemplative colleagues in a session devoted to being aware of our teaching purposes and choices. (Facilitators: Katja Hahn D'Errico, Civic Engagement and Service Learning, and Kirsten Helmer, CTL). Open meeting -- all are welcome.

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Location
W. E. B. Du Bois Library - Room 2601

Meet other UMass folks interested in and working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while developing your knowledge and practice of SoTL. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate served in Library 2601. Open to all!

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Location
W. E. B. Du Bois Library - Room 2601

Meet other UMass folks interested in and working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while developing your knowledge and practice of SoTL. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate served in Library 2601. Open to all!