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Teaching Certifications

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Online Teaching
Academy

The Online Teaching Academy (OTA) Certification is the official preparation program for instructors wishing to teach online courses at UVU. UVU Faculty Senate has mandated that all online faculty (both full-time and adjunct) earn certification by Fall 2021. This program is designed to give educators an opportunity to develop skills, reflect on past practice, and meaningfully plan for future practice. This path is designed to advance online and hybrid pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and secure online assessments.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Technical Skills for Online Teaching
  • Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Learning
  • Develop Social Presence and Collaboration in the Online Environment
  • Activities and Assessments for Flexible Learning
  • Supporting Success in Online Environment
  • Quality Enhancement of Online and Flex Courses

Key Assignments

  • Lesson Redesign

  • Culminating Assignment

Estimated Hours | 25

Stipend | $1,000

Begins May 31, 2022 (6 weeks)

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Livestream Teaching
Academy

The Livestream Teaching Academy (LTA) Certification is the official preparation program for instructors wishing to teach livestream courses at UVU. This program is designed to give educators an opportunity to develop skills, reflect on past practice, and meaningfully plan for future practice. This path is designed to advance the newer livestream pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and valuable livestream sessions.

Requirements

Workshops

  • What is Livestreaming?
  • Pedagogy of Livestreaming
  • Hardware/Software Setup
  • 4 Basic Livestream Teaching Strategies
  • Livestream Practice Sessions
  • Constructing Livestream Lesson Plans

Each workshop will take about 1-2 hours to complete, so expect to spend about 10-12 hours total to complete all 6 workshops.

Key Assignments

  • MS Teams Recording

  • Livestream Lesson Plan

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Begins May 31, 2022 (6 weeks)

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Evidence-Based
Teaching Practices

You have likely earned degrees in disciplines other than education, yet you are a professional educator. The Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Higher Education certification program is designed to bridge the gap and ensure all UVU faculty have a solid foundation in a dozen seminal works about teaching in higher education. This is a hybrid learning experience that spans 7 weeks with three face-to-face (F2F) active learning demonstrations within that time period. In addition, each week you will have online activities to complete in Canvas.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Respect Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning + Use Active Learning Techniques

  • Encourage Connections Between Instructors and Students + Develop Reciprocity and Cooperation Between Students

  • Communicate High Expectations and Give Prompt Feedback

Key Assignments

  • Unit Redesign

  • Reflection on Seminal Work

Estimated Hours | 25

Stipend | $1,000

Canvas and F2F meetings - 8 weeks: 5/4 – 6/19

In-Person: 5/11, 5/25/ 6/8 | 10-11:30am

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Inclusive, Intercultural,
Global Pedagogy

Develop inclusive pedagogical skills and/or teach a G/I/I course through lenses of cultural identity and relevance, equity, global/intercultural, gender, race, and religion/worldview.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Developing a G/I/I Course
  • Cultural Identity in the Classroom

  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

  • Equity Pedagogy

One Elective Workshop

  • Gender & Sexuality in the Classroom

  • Global and Intercultural Pedagogy

  • Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Classroom

  • Religious, Spiritual, and Worldview Diversity

Key Assignments

  • G/I/I Syllabus

  • G/I/I Key Assignment

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

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Anti-Racist
Pedagogy

Begins with 14 hours asynchronous in Canvas followed by 6 hours (three x 2-hour) of Teams sessions. After reviewing the history of racism, explore ways the instructor can support anti-racism in the classroom. Includes scaffolded work time.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Understanding the History of Racism
  • Applying Anti-Racism in the Classroom

Key Assignments

  • Connecting CRT, Indigenous, & Black History

  • Action Plans
  • Concluding Reflection

Estimated Hours | 25

Stipend | $1,000

June 7, June 14, June 21
3:30-5:30pm

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Service
Learning

Design and teach service learning courses through the lenses of Roles, Relevance, Reciprocity, Reflection, Risk Management, and Reporting.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Roles, Relevance: Service Learning vs. Community Volunteerism

  • Reciprocity, Reflection: Community Partnerships

  • Risk Management, Reporting: Meaningful Reflection about Authentic Learning

Key Assignments

  • 3 Reflections

  • Syllabus

    (Submit SL syllabus to the SL committee. The syllabus needs to evidence learning outcomes)

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

July 12, July 19, July 26
10-11am

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Team-Based
Learning

Fundamental principles and practices of team-based learning including creating effective iRAT, tRAT, 4S activities, improving facilitation skills, peer evaluation, and team development.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL

  • Creating an Effective TBL Module

  • Evaluating multiple choice questions (MCQs)

  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL

  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development

Key Assignments

  • Preparing for TBL Implementation

  • Developing an Effective TBL Module

  • Reflection

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

May 19, May 24, May 26, May 31, June 2
1-3pm

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Undergraduate
Research

Improving faculty mentoring of students participating in undergraduate research. Discussions topics include aligning expectations, professional development, effective communication, assessing understanding, addressing equity and inclusion, fostering independence, and cultivating ethical behavior. The faculty will develop both a mentoring plan and philosophy.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Aligning Expectations, and Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Development and Effective Communication

  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion and Assessing Understanding

  • Fostering Independence and Cultivating Ethical Behavior

  • Facilitation Strategies

Key Assignments

  • Mentoring Philosophy

  • Mentoring Plan

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

May 11, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15
12pm-1pm

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Writing
Enriched

Advance pedagogical skills in support of disciplinary writing and WE graduation requirements. Develop high- and low-stakes writing assignments that provide revision feedback so students can practice the conventions of discipline-specific genres.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Developing Effective Writing Assignments

  • Developing In-Class Processes and Strategies

  • Responding to and Grading Student Writing

Key Assignments

  • High-stakes Assignment

  • Scaffolding Map

  • Reflection

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

May 18, June 1, June 22
1-2:30pm

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Self-Paced Workshops

 

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Assessment and Feedback for Learning and Success

This course will provide you with an opportunity to practice backwards design approach to helping your students achieve learning outcomes. You will develop a summative assessment with rubric to measure student achievement. You will develop two formative assessments to support student learning.


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Canvas Skills for Faculty

Learn and practice the fundamentals of the Canvas learning management systems, including building assignments, using the gradebook, and posting files for students.


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Overview of Inclusive Teaching

The “Overview of Inclusive Teaching” is a self-paced, online course intended to assist faculty members to develop and enhance their teaching skills and establish a foundation for a lifetime of inclusive teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to provide faculty members with a brief overview of the concept of inclusive teaching and the idea of Universal Design. It also aims to give participants the opportunity to identify and to develop a plan to implement inclusive practices in their teaching, and to reflect on their own mindset and readiness for being agents and practitioners of equity-based, inclusive pedagogy. This course also aims to provide instructors with tools that are immediately applicable to their teaching contexts.

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Teaching Large Classes