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TIDES hosts a number of different workshops, events and learning communities for CNS faculty and graduate students interested in learning effective teaching strategies and developing their instructional skills. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Event Speaker Time Location Link
TIDES TA/UGTA training TIDES

August 2021

Dates TBD

  Self-enroll in the Canvas page for details.
Course Design Institute - Mode of Delivery TBD TIDES & Invited speakers

August 10 & 11, 2021

9am - 4:30pm

TBD

SIGN-UP HERE

Event includes remote or face-to-face workshops, resources for independent work, office hours, and additional references

Access to a Canvas resource site will be available for asynchronous use.

 
Course Design Institute - Online TIDES & Invited speakers

May 25 & 26, 2021

9am - 4:30pm

Zoom

SIGN-UP HERE

Event includes remote workshops, resources for independent work, office hours, and additional references

Access to a Canvas resource site will be available for asynchronous use.

ARCHIVE

Event Speaker Time Resources  
Course Design Institute - Online TIDES & Guests January 7 & 8, 2021    
Teaching Discovery Days various November 16-20, 2020 See the Event Website for recordings and resources  
Course Design Institute - Online TIDES & Guests July 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 2020    
Course Design Institute - Online TIDES & Guests May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 2020    
Course Design Institute TIDES Jan 9 & 10, 2020, 9-4:30    
CNS TA/UGTA training TIDES Jan 30, 4-7pm    
 CNS TA/UGTA training TIDES Jan 24, 3-6pm    
Teaching Discovery Day various Sept. 25, 2019 https://cns.utexas.edu/deans-office/faculty-discussion-events/teaching-discovery-day  
 Guest Speaker  Carl Wieman  July 26, 2018  Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education...and Most Other Subjects

A New (and better) Way to Characterize and Evaluate Your Teaching (and everyone else’s)

 

TYPES OF TIDES WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

  • The Teaching Hacks series provides short tips, tricks and tools for the instructional topic of the week. All the presented “hacks” are low-overhead approaches that can be quickly implemented to support effective, evidence-based instructional practices. 

                    Student Participation

                    Assessment and Grading

                    Office Hours and Student Mentoring

                    Syllabus Writing and Course Structure

 

  • The Teaching Spotlight series provides deeper dives into instructional topics, including a combination of education research foundations and practical implementation details. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and begin work on instructional materials and approaches for their own courses to apply the practices showcased in the workshop. 

 

                  Teaching and Managing Large Classes

                  Facilitating Class Discussions and Group Activities

                  Developing Effective Exams

                  Developing Authentic Assessments and Projects

                  Influencing Student Motivation and Learning Mindset

                  Applying Science Research Approaches to Study and Improve Teaching

 

  • TIDES Faculty Learning Communities are groups of faculty with common instructional interests who meet regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to informally discuss a particular topic. These groups are lightly facilitated, but primarily a venue for connecting with colleagues on teaching and sharing effective practices. 
  • Occasionally, TIDES will sponsor a Guest Speaker from outside the UT community to share some area of education expertise with the CNS faculty.
  • TIDES also offers Customized Workshops on demand. If you have a group of CNS faculty or graduate students interested in a particular teaching topic, please contact TIDES to make arrangements for a customized offering.