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“The future of the world is in my (OU) classroom, today!”
- Ivan Welton Fitzwater

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What's Going on at CTE

New Faculty

Graduate Teaching Academy Events

Strategies to Promote Productive Debate in the Classroom
Tuesday, March 5 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Using Classroom Polling to Facilitate Student Interaction
Wednesday, March 14 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Creating a Safe and Engaging Discussion Space
April 3, 10, 17 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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Theme-based Workshop Series: Extreme Makeover: Course Edition

Topics will  include: 1) Situational factors that can make or break course development and instruction; 2) How to create course goals and learning outcomes that inspire lifelong learning; 3)Teaching and learning activities that increase classroom engagement; 4) Assessment strategies that help students learn and make you a better teacher.

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Blended Teaching and Learning

GTA Academy Programs

Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) seeks to promote and maintain a standard of teaching excellence amongst graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. The academy is open to all current graduate students and postdocs who are interested in professional development activities focused on enhancing teaching to improve student learning.

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CTE portals


CTE Peer Course Observation Search Portal

The purpose of this portal is to make teaching and learning more open, accessible, and collaborative among OU faculty. A list of carefully selected faculty members has volunteered to open their classes. They are from various disciplines in Architecture, Fine Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, & STEM. Login »

CTE Event Attendance Portal

This portal allows you to see a summary of the CTE events that you have attended from Fall 2017 to current. As a professional record, you can also print out your event summary with the CTE’s letterhead from the portal by semester or by academic year. Login »