Instructional design is the process of analyzing learning needs and goals and the development of an instructional plan to meet those needs and goals. The Innovations in Learning team is available to assist faculty and staff in creating goals and action plans to efficiently meet the needs of their courses and workshops both online and face-to-face. The Innovations team provides both workshops and 1-on-1 consultations for instructional design.

Online Teaching & Learning Workshops

Online Course Developers Workshop


The Online Course Developers Workshop is open to all full-time faculty and instructional staff at UW-Parkside.

The goal of the workshop is for each participant to produce a fully online course that will be taught at some point during the next academic year.

Applications Due: Closed for Applications
Workshop Dates: June 7th - June 23rd, 2022 (Online)

 

The Online Course Developers Workshop is open to all full-time faculty and instructional staff at UW-Parkside.

The goal of the workshop is for each participant to produce a fully online course that will be taught at some point during the next academic year. Participants should have some proficiency with the typical functions of the Canvas learning management system. Because of the intensity of the training and the workload associated with course development, we ask that you strongly consider limiting your teaching responsibilities during the summer session. Special consideration will be provided for courses that will be integrated into either certificate, associate degree or fully online degree completion programs.

Given that so many of you have already taught online or in a hybrid format due to the pandemic, the workshop this year (hosted entirely online) will focus largely on getting the most out of students in an online environment. We’ll look at the benefits of synchronous vs asynchronous teaching, active learning techniques, using open educational resources, how to create an equitable virtual classroom environment, and much more.

The application deadline for the 2022 workshop has passed, but keep an eye out for information regarding the 2023 workshop. Please email innovations@uwp.edu for more information.


Advanced Online Instructor Workshop 2022


The Advanced Online Workshop is open to all faculty and instructional staff at UW-Parkside who have already completed the Online Course Developers Workshop and have taught a mature online course (a course that has been taught at least three times).

The workshop is a mix of self-paced learning and consultations with a certified Parkside Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. The goal of the workshop is to make revisions to a mature online course so that it will pass a full, external Quality Matters review.

Applications Due: Closed for Applications
Workshop Dates: July 11th - September 2nd, 2022

 

Dates: July 11th - September 2nd

*There is no in-person, synchronous facilitation, only peer-to-peer work that can be scheduled at the participants’ convenience

The Advanced Online Workshop is open to all faculty and instructional staff at UW-Parkside who have already completed the Online Course Developers Workshop and have taught a mature online course (a course that has been taught at least three times).

The workshop is a mix of self-paced learning and consultations with a certified Parkside Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. The goal of the workshop is to make revisions to a mature online course so that it will pass a full, external Quality Matters review. 

There are three sections of the AOW. First, the participants must complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) course prior to the start of the workshop. Next, participants will have roughly six weeks to work with their Quality Matters peer reviewer to get their course ready for the external QM Review. Finally, the course is submitted for the external review and, if it passes, the participant will receive an additional stipend. They will also be given the opportunity to complete the Peer Reviewer course to become a certified Quality Matters peer reviewer.

Stipend information is as follows:

  1. Participants will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) course.
  2. Participants will earn a $1,000 stipend for participating in the Advanced Online Workshop.
  3. An additional $1,000 stipend will be earned for successfully passing the full, external QM Review.
  4. An optional, additional $750 is also available to participants interested in completing the Quality Matters Peer Reviewer course and becoming a QM Reviewer for the university (this must be done after the course passes a full, external QM Review). 

Applications are due by March 18th to allow ample time for the APPQMR course to be completed before the workshop kicks off on July 11th.

Consultations

The Innovations in Learning team provides 1-on-1 consultations for instructional design. Those consultations can go over a variety of areas such as interactive learning for online courses and formative assessments for courses.

If you are interested in meeting with our team 1-on-1 to go over your course, please e-mail us at: innovations@uwp.edu and we will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a meeting.

Consultations could include:

  • Developing Online Courses

  • How to Utilize Canvas in Your Course

  • Choosing Third Party Tools

  • Using Video Content in Your Course

  • Creating Assessments

  • Instructional Continuity

Professional Development

Professional development is the process of increasing the abilities of faculty and staff through various educational training and workshop opportunities. The Innovations in Learning team collaborates with departments on campus to provide workshops and training opportunities throughout the year. Those opportunities range anywhere from beginner/advanced Canvas workshops, classroom technology training, and pedagogical training.

Upcoming Events


To view a full schedule of  trainings, please click on the link below.

Technology Trainings

To schedule a one-on-one consultation, email innovations@uwp.edu.

Scroll to top