Here’s how to access all of the professional learning programs and resources for teaching that are available for Session 2.
Programs and workshops
Beginning to Teach:
Starting mid-August, this 8-week online program is designed to develop the teaching capability of those with limited or no experience of teaching. It was successfully piloted in FMHHS during Session 1. The final session gives the participants the opportunity to plan, facilitate and evaluate a short teaching session and receive peer and expert feedback.
There will be a Teche post with session times and enrolment details published next week.
A program to support those new to teaching online, especially tutors and sessional teachers, developed and facilitated by learning designers and academic developers across the University. Program takes approximately five hours and is available now. Enrol at any time and go at your own pace. Details and enrolment here.
Peer review of Zoom teaching:
This two-hour workshop is directed at teachers seeking feedback on interactive Zoom classes. Prior to the workshop, participants receive resources to plan and facilitate a Zoom micro-teaching session. During the workshop, participants present a 15-minute lesson on any topic, and receive peer and expert feedback. A Teche post with session times and enrolment details published in the coming weeks.
iLearn and Zoom training:
As in previous sessions, we offer self-paced and facilitated training to support all staff using Zoom and iLearn, including using Gradebook and Feedback Studio. Details here.
External professional learning:
There are also some external professional learning offerings which are relevant, such as ANU Coffee Courses and Coursera offerings. The MOOC Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching is a self-paced teaching induction course which includes content developed by Macquarie University staff. Enrol here.
During Session 1, the following resources were developed to support teachers:
- Returning to Campus in S2: Resources on the Wiki to inform and support staff as we return to work, learn and teach on campus
- COVID-19 Online Learning and Teaching Guide
- A series on exams during COVID-19: Alternative assessment, Open book exams, Orals and vivas
- The ‘Teaching Online’ category offers a wealth of practical support, including using Zoom breakout rooms
- A series of practice tips from MQ teachers: Visualiser tips, Video assessments, Teaching in a Physically distanced space, Teaching f2f in a Laboratory
- Educational media resources: Welcome videos, Animation
We will be releasing further resources on Teche during Session 2, including showcases of good practice from across the university, practical strategies to develop online presentation skills, online assessment and more.
Communities of practice & Podcast Club
We have two initiatives launching in Session 2.
- An L&T Podcast Discussion Club (like a book club, for podcasts). Commencing 5th August. Details here.
- We will be starting a Teaching and Leadership Community of Practice. Staff in the Teaching and Leadership job family will be emailed directly.
Workshops on demand
We have expertise in a range of areas, and are able to facilitate workshops on demand for fifteen or more participants. Possible topics include:
- peer review of teaching
- articulating your philosophy of teaching
- writing course and unit learning outcomes
- evaluation and student feedback
- curriculum design
- online assessment
- evidencing your teaching practice
- using rubrics for assessment
If you have other requests, we may be able to help. Email email@example.com
There’s more to come…
The L&T staff development team is offering, and supporting Faculties to offer, these professional learning programs and resources for teaching during Session 2, 2020. There are further programs and resources still under development. Details of these will be published on the Teche blog.
A note about TIP and FILT
Note that Tutor Induction Program (TIP) will not be updated, and Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FiLT) will not be offered. We are working on a New to Teaching program to replace both of these, but it will not be ready until 2021. We recommend tutors participate in Beginning to Teach and/or Online Teaching as alternatives.
Questions and suggestions for future development can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org