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Registration open for UW-Madison Teaching Academy LEaP Institute


Registration is open for LEaP workshops offered by the UW Madison Teaching Academy.

The I-LEaP (for academic staff, instructional staff, faculty) Institute will be held Monday August 23 – Tuesday August 24 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register now:  https://teachingacademy.wisc.edu/leap/

The TA-LEaP (for graduate student teaching assistants) Institute will be held on Wednesday August 25 – Thursday August 26 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register now:  https://teachingacademy.wisc.edu/leap/

IMPORTANT: Please watch for our email at the end of July announcing the location of the workshops pending campus decisions regarding pandemic protocols and social distancing. We are currently planning to hold the workshops in-person, but will pivot to a hybrid combination of in-person and online if necessary.

ABOUT LEaP – The I-LEaP (Instructor-Learning Environment and Pedagogics) Institute is designed for faculty and instructors. TA-LEaP is designed for teaching assistants and all graduate students.

LEaP participants engage in a 2-day workshop designed to introduce them to the basic​s of teaching and learning using a curriculum developed and taught by the UW-Madison Teaching Academy. Participants will be introduced to evidence-based practices that have a high impact on student learning, including active learning ideas, syllabus and assignment design, assessment techniques, and information about what students really want from their instructors. Participants will also be introduced to how learning works, and how best to engage students, including simple approaches that instructors can use right away.  Participants have the opportunity to share teaching experiences and become part of a community of learners.

If you have questions, please direct them to Jamie Henke, UW-Madison Teaching Academy member at: jamie.henke@wisc.edu

The LEaP programs are created, sponsored, and taught by the UW-Madison Teaching Academy


Medical Education Day

May 27, 2021, 8:30am-3:30pm

Virtual Event

 Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Nebel, PhD

Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt University

Strategies for Effective Learning: Recommendations from Cognitive Science

 Register Today!

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 19.

This event is free and open to all UWSMPH faculty and staff.

For additional information and complete schedule of events

Medical Education Day will feature the Dean’s Teaching and Research Mentorship Awards, poster session, as well as professional development sessions focused on teaching and learning:

·         Workshops – Interactive sessions that engage participants in skill-building related to a specific topic
·         Oral Presentations – Highlight innovations and research in education
·         Roundtable Discussions – Informal small group networking opportunity to discuss education related topics and projects

For more information about Faculty Development Events, click here.