Professional Development

Online Faculty Development in Teaching & Learning

UNTHSC CIL has created a series of faculty development online training courses featuring modules on the following topics: Teaching Essentials, Preparing to Teach Online, Teaching with Canvas I, Teaching with Canvas II, TA BootCamp and Designing Your Course with Quality Matters. For each of these topics, the courses consist of weekly modules which provided resources, […]

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Do It Yourself Professional Development Using Twitter

In a 2009 study, the Center for Public Education released Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability, a national research report indicating that “most professional development today is ineffective.” Ninety percent of teachers reported having participated in professional development (PD), and the majority of those teachers also reported that […]

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Teaching Essentials Course

An online course especially for new faculty (PhD students, full time, adjunct or clinical) at UNTHSC. This course covers the basics of teaching adults and having a successful classroom experience. Explore materials regarding best practice for effective and efficient teaching in the online, Canvas based course sessions. The course will take approximately 15-20 hours to […]

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Social Media in Medical Education Course

The world’s first university course describing social media from the medical perspective goes global as The Social MEDia Course is launched with innovative prezis, post tests and gamification. From the course info, “Social media is changing how medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. Patients, doctors, communication or even time management, everything is changing, except medical education. […]

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Higher Order Thinking and Assessment Strategies – SPH Quality Enhancement Plan for Teaching and Education

Fall 2015 Faculty Development Seminar The SPH Office of Academic Affairs in collaboration with the UNTHSC Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) present: “Higher Order Thinking Teaching and Assessment Strategies ~ An Overview” Session Evaluation This seminar is designed to re-familiarize faculty members with “Higher Order Thinking” and how HOT should be addressed in the context […]

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Canvas Hands on Training

Canvas Training is On-Demand. Use the registration form below to request a training session date and time convenient for you. Introduction to Teaching with Canvas, I – The live session is an overview for new and beginner-level Canvas users. The session includes pre-enrollment in online training for hands on within your own Canvas Practice course. […]

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Challenging Students To Think about What They’re Learning: Higher Order Thinking Questions

Challenging Students To Think about What They’re Learning: Constructing Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Multiple Choice Questions This seminar will assist faculty in constructing multiple choice questions that go beyond mere recall of facts and assessment of understanding of concepts. Faculty will participate in a hands-on exercise to create questions which can assess application, analysis, and […]

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Teach & Share Faculty Development

Do you want quick and easy faculty development? Teach & Share sessions let you meet other great instructors and learn effective teaching practices from wherever you are. These short online sessions give you the opportunity to connect with colleagues about the latest teaching strategies and techniques from one another. You can also share experiences and […]

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Enhance Your Teaching with Canvas

You can use Canvas to enhance your teaching in several ways: Provide opportunities for interaction between students, content, and the instructor. Deliver content from multiple sources in multiple modalities. Enable students to become more active learners outside of the classroom Gather student work via online submissions in assignments, deliver course content such as PDFs, documentation, and presentations […]

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Faculty Earn Teaching Excellence at UNTHSC

UNTHSC Faculty Earn Certificate in Teaching Excellence from the Center for Innovative Learning Teaching Excellence Seminar Series The Center for Innovative Learning and School of Public Health partnered on a 12-session seminar series over the course of two full semesters in 2016-2017.  A group of 25 dedicated faculty members from across campus attended participative sessions […]

CIL Faculty Seminar Series

2017-2018 Teaching Excellence Seminar Series

Teaching Excellence Seminar Series on the Building Blocks of Teaching Excellence Develop and Document Your Teaching Skills Summary: Quality learning begins with quality teaching. Many university professors enter the classroom with little to no practice or training in the skills needed to successfully deliver information in the classroom, particularly those in the sciences. This seminar […]

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Summer Reading: 5 Books to Move Your Mind

Looking for low threshold faculty development over the summer? Grab a good book and learn something new. The following are books on teaching and learning recommended by the Center for Innovative Learning staff that will keep you in a growth mindset for the summer. 1. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World […]

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Teaching Excellence Seminar Series 2019-2020

  4th Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar Series Quality learning begins with quality teaching. This popular seminar series is designed to provide a variety of effective teaching practices and strategies for the adult classroom to enhance your teaching skills. Topics will range from active learning to teaching with technology. Coming in September, 2019. Sign up for […]

Is This Real? Simulation Interest Group

Image from news.aamc.org article “Future or Fad” Interested in Simulation? Come One Come All! We invite everyone on campus who is interested in watching, learning about, or creating any kind of simulation learning activity to join us for a monthly interest group lunch. We will discuss what we’re doing and what we’d like to create. […]