A Light on Teaching Magazine - Call for Submissions

Deadline June 10, 2016. Apply Today!

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Congratulations to the 2016 ULSU Teaching Excellence Award recipients!

Dr. Randall Barley - Biology, Dr. Howard Cheng - Computer Science & Dr. Alexander Darku - Economics

NEW Green Chair Interview available to WATCH NOW!

'New to the UofL with Alain Takam'

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Firefly - News from the Teaching Centre - May 2016- https://t.co/nEXXFF4AzR
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:00
Article "An Exploration of Student Excuses" https://t.co/Ijorl5SEbo
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 15:40
Article "Test Anxiety: Causes and Remedies" https://t.co/w4PIZUnKBp
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:30
Article "Active Learning: Surmounting the Challenges in a Large Class" https://t.co/Ht02vhHPIT
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:15
Article "What We Learn from Each Other" https://t.co/RhrCM4ncQi
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 14:15
Spark: 2016 Teaching Symposium - RSVP by April 25th - https://t.co/S08y6L2hQ8
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 08:44
Article "Audio Reflection Assignments Help Students Develop Metacognitive Skills" https://t.co/ZlO1K7a19G
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 09:00
Article "The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count" https://t.co/0x2ZNp83RA
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:16
Article "Six Things You Can Do to Deepen Student Learning" https://t.co/YXfc2MWULl
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:02
Be sure to RSVP for the Spark 2016 Teaching Symposium being held April 28-29. https://t.co/pdgjFXx8h4 https://t.co/HMP5wzGWjB
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 13:30


Call for Submissions

We encourage all faculty, instructors, and graduate students to submit an article to this magazine. Please see our web page for more information regarding submissions.

Deadline for submission is June 10, 2016

Spark: 2016 Teaching Symposium Draw Winner

The winner of an iPad Mini 2 and earpods is....

Janet Youngdahl from the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Congratulations Janet!

Upcoming Events

Instructional Skills Workshshop (Graduate)

Are you part of the ISW workshops for graduate students? This is a reminder that the workshop runs next week from May 9th -12th in L1168. If you have any questions please contact Jill Payant in the Teaching Centre.

Instructional Skills Workshshop (Faculty)

Are you a faculty member participating in the next ISW workshop? if so, the workshop will be held from May 16th - 19th in L1168. If you have any questions please contact Jill Payant in the Teaching Centre.

Feature Publications

ED Talks with Sheila McManus and Adam Mason

Green Chair Interview: New to the UofL with Alain Takam

Feature Research

Threshold Concepts in the Development of Problem-solving Skills

Shelly Wismath, Doug Orr and Bruce MacKay
Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL JournalVol. 3, No. 1 (2015), pp. 63-73


Collaborative Learning in Problem Solving: A Case Study in Metacognitive Learning
written by Shelly L. Wismath and Doug Orr

Problem solving and collaborative communication are among the key 21st century skills educators want students to develop. This paper presents results from a study of the collaborative work patterns of 133 participants from a university level course designed to develop transferable problem-solving skills.


Feature Resources

Feedback for Your Teaching

This resource has been prepared by the Teaching Centre at the University of Lethbridge to help provide direction for Instructional Staff to gather quality feedback on their teaching for the purpose of self-reflection and growth.

Click here to learn more.

Lesson Plan Template

Many times it can be valuable to have a template to work from to keep you on track. Below is a template that can be downloaded via google docs, so that you can create your own lesson plans.

View and Download Lesson Plan Template [microsoft doc via Google Docs]

Sample Rubrics for Marking

Sample Holistic, Analytical and Anaholistic rubrics available in word form.

Click here to learn more.

Quick Rubric Creator

An easy to use online interface for creating rubrics that can be printed and saved. http://quickrubric.com

Help Requests

Do you or your group need help with something teaching related?

• Request a Workshop

• Request a Consultation


General Contact Information

Phone: 403.380.1856

Fax: 403.317.5052

Email: teachingcentre@uleth.ca

Office Location: L1126, Top floor of the LINC(Library) Building

Mailing Address:
L1126 4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

Who can help you?

The Teaching Centre has staff members that provide Moodle support, one to one pedagogical consultation, support and training for implementation of new technologies, as well as consultation for assessment strategies.

Learn more about our staff by reading their profiles.