Courses for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Welcome to the Faculty Course Catalog!

Courses for Teaching and Learning Catalog Professional Development – Personalized.  

In the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, we believe that professional development should be practical, convenient, and inspiring. We’ve done the research, we’ve considered the options, and most importantly, we’ve listened to our faculty. As educators, your needs, motivations, and interests vary, so your professional development options should too.  

Our Courses for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) are offered in a variety of formats, from self-paced microlearning experiences to more traditional guided courses.  Our self-paced courses are great opportunities for you to explore teaching practices, learn more about certain instructional strategies, or even try out a new technology – all at your own pace. With the more traditional offeringsyou will have an opportunity to connect with your colleagues, share in the curation of resources, and apply and assess different strategies in your own classes.  

As you’re considering which CTLs are right for you, you’ll notice that we’ve included some additional information to help you decide. You can now see the estimated time you can expect to devote to the course and the level of interactions you can expect to have with the content and/or your colleagues. Our hope is that all of these options will help you personalize your faculty development experience and offer you the support and information you need.

Registration is now OPEN!  To register for any of the offerings, select the Events Calendar.

Have an idea for a future course? Interested in a specific topic? Let us know! Our new course catalog is designed to be adaptive and responsive to your interests. We’re constantly adding to the course offerings, so be sure to share your ideas!

 

Summer 2020 Courses

 

Course Title Delivery Mode Launch Date Close Date
Hours Level of Interaction Description
May
Creating Module-Level Objectives Self-paced 5/18/2020 6/14/2020 1.00 Low This course introduces SLU's practice of creating module-level objectives for online courses and provides opportunities to assess and create well-written objectives.
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning Self-paced 5/18/2020 6/14/2020 3.00 Low Introduces participants to Universal Design for Learning and provides core knowledge in key areas, including accessibility, accommodations, assistive technologies, and with a general overview of how to use the UDL framework for planning instruction for diverse learners.
June
Collaboration: Theories and Tools Online 6/1/2020 6/14/2020 3.00 High This course will present evidence-based practices for effective use of collaboration and will ask faculty to explore tools that support collaborative learning. Methods will apply to all teaching modalities with a special focus on online learning.
Teaching with Microsoft (Office) 365 Self-Paced 6/1/2020 6/28/2020 1.00 Low This course will go over the basic functionality of the Office 365 suite and how it can be used for productivity and teaching in online environments.
Incorporating Peer Review Self-Paced 6/1/2020 6/28/2020 1.00 Low Presents scholarly research on the benefits of learner-to-learner feedback and provides strategies and options for effective, personalized incorporation of peer review assignments across multiple modalities.
Mindful Strategies for Working from Home Self-Paced 6/1/2020 6/28/2020 1.00 Low In this course, we present practical solutions and mindful techniques to address the unique and unfamiliar challenges that often accompany remote work. This self-paced course also provides participants with worksheets and printable guides designed to support planning, time management, and reflection.
July
Introduction to Communities of Inquiry Online 7/6/2020 7/19/2020 3.00 High This course offers research on the fundamental of creating online CoIs and how this framework can be used to support teaching practices.
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning Self-Paced 7/6/2020 8/2/2020 3.00 Low Introduces participants to Universal Design for Learning and provides core knowledge in key areas, including accessibility, accommodations, assistive technologies, and with a general overview of how to use the UDL framework for planning instruction for diverse learners.
Creating Module-Level Objectives Self-Paced 7/6/2020 8/2/2020 1.00 Low This course introduces SLU's practice of creating module-level objectives for online courses and provides opportunities to assess and create well-written objectives.
Teaching with Microsoft (Office) 365 Self-Paced 7/6/2020 8/2/2020 1.00 Low This course will go over the basic functionality of the Office 365 suite and how it can be used for productivity and teaching in online environments.
ONGOING
Teaching in Courses (D2L) Self-Paced Open N/A 3.00 Low Required LMS training
AS NEEDED
VTT 2.0 Blended Monthly N/A 3.00 High Prepares faculty to teach VTT courses. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who are scheduled to teach in VTT. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.
ICC 2.0 Blended Monthly N/A 3.00 High Prepares faculty to teach ICC courses. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who are scheduled to teach in ICC. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.
RISE 2.0 Blended Monthly N/A 5.00 High Prepares faculty to develop online courses and work with Learning Design. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who will be designing courses for the University. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.

Spring 2020 Courses

 

Course Title Delivery Mode Launch Date Close Date
Hours Level of Interaction Description
January
Teaching at Saint Leo - Cohort 3 Self-paced 1/21/2020 2/16/2020 3.00 Medium Welcomes faculty to Saint Leo. 
Introduction to Teaching with Office 365 Self-paced 1/21/2020 2/16/2020 3.00 Low Presents the basic functionality of the Office 365 suite and how it can be used for productivity and teaching.
Incorporating Peer Review Self-paced 1/21/2020 2/16/2020 1.00 Low Presents scholarly research on the benefits of learner-to-learner feedback and provides strategies and options for effective, personalized incorporation of peer review assignments.
Writing to Learn Online 1/27/2020 2/9/2020 3.00 Medium Offers foundational elements of writing to learn strategies that can be applied to any course. Participants will be asked to apply at least one strategy and reflect on the experience.
February
Teaching at Saint Leo - Cohort 4 Self-Paced 2/24/2020 3/22/2020 3.00 Medium Welcome faculty to Saint Leo University.
Creating Module-Level Objectives Self-Paced 2/24/2020 3/22/2020 1.00 Low Introduces SLU's practice of creating module-level objectives and provides opportunities as assess and create well-written objectives
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning Self-Paced 2/24/2020 3/22/2020 3.00 Low Introduces participants to Universal Design for Learning and provides core knowledge in key areas, including accessibility, accommodations, assistive technologies, and with a general overview of how to use the UDL framework for planning instruction for diverse learners.
Collaboration: Theories and Tools Online 2/24/2020 3/8/2020 3.00 High Presents evidence-based practices for effective use of collaboration and will ask faculty to explore tools that support collaborative learning. Methods will apply to all teaching modalities.
March
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning Self-Paced 3/23/2020 4/19/2020 3.00 Low Introduces participants to Universal Design for Learning and provides core knowledge in key areas, including accessibility, accommodations, assistive technologies, and with a general overview of how to use the UDL framework for planning instruction for diverse learners.
Introduction to Writing and Technology Self-Paced 3/23/2020 4/19/2020 2.00 Medium Introduces participants to technologies that can be paired with writing assignments to create more interactive, collaborative, and multimedia experiences for learners.
Writing to Engage
Online 3/23/2020 4/5/2020 3.00 High Presents writing assignments through the lens of Bloom’s taxonomy in order to show variance and applicability of writing to engage strategies. Participants will be asked to actively engage with their current course content and consider the alignment of their written assignments and learner needs.
ONGOING
Teaching in Courses (D2L) Self-Paced Open N/A 3.00 Low Required LMS training
AS NEEDED
VTT 2.0 Blended Monthly N/A 3.00 High Prepares faculty to teach VTT courses. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who are scheduled to teach in VTT. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.
ICC 2.0 Blended Monthly N/A 3.00 High Prepares faculty to teach ICC courses. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who are scheduled to teach in ICC. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.
RISE 2.0 Blended Monthly N/A 5.00 High Prepares faculty to develop online courses and work with Learning Design. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who will be designing courses for the University. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.
             

Fall 2019 Courses

Course Title Delivery Mode Launch Date Length Hours Level of Interaction Description
Teaching in Courses (D2L) Self-paced Ongoing Open Open Medium Designed to familiarize all faculty with Courses, our learning management system. Enrollment in this course is automatic.
Teaching at SLU Self-paced 9/3/2019 4 Weeks 3.00 Medium Welcomes all faculty to Teaching at Saint Leo University and provides an overview of our history, our teaching practices, and the tools that can be used to support your practice.
Teaching in VTT Blended Monthly 1 Week 3.00 High Prepares faculty to teach in the Video Teaching and Teleconferencing modality.
Teaching in ICC Blended Monthly 1 Week 3.00 High Prepares faculty to teach in the Internet Connected Classroom modality.
RISE 2.0 Blended Monthly 1 Week 5.00 High Prepares faculty to develop online courses and work with Learning Design. This is a mandatory course for all faculty who will be designing courses for the University. Others are welcome to enroll if space is available.
Creating Module-Level Objectives Self-paced 9/16/2019 Semester 1.00 Low Introduces SLU's practice of creating module-level objectives and provides opportunities to assess and create well-written objectives.
Basics of Office 365 Self-paced 9/16/2019 Semester 1.00 Low Presents the basic functionality of the Office 365 suite and how it can be used to support productivity and creative teaching.
Collaboration: Theories & Tools Online 10/28/2019 2 Weeks 5.00 High Presents evidence-based practices for effective use of collaboration and asks faculty to explore tools that support collaborative learning. Methods apply to all teaching modalities.
Introduction to Communities of Inquiry Online 10/28/2019 2 Weeks 5.00 Medium Offers research on the fundamentals of creating Communities of Inquiry and how this framework can be used to support teaching and professional development. This is one of the Special Topics for the 2019-2020 academic year.