Pathway to Instructional Excellence

Levels on the Pathway to Instructional Excellence:

The Pathway to Instructional Excellence (PIE) is designed to help lead instructors through a competency-based pathway that recommends a sequence of training workshops that should be completed to become more competent instructors.

Download the Pathways Checklist which displays this information in a visual manner, to see the scope and sequence through the Pathway.

  1. Essential Skills
  2. Proficient Skills
  3. Mastery Skills
  4. Exemplary Skills

View all 50 faculty workshops at a glance

Wilmington University is committed to providing all students excellence in teaching and learning. In order to achieve this excellence, the Academic Affairs department has worked to define and articulate the following expectations for all Wilmington University instructors: Teaching Expectations for all Faculty. If you are competent in one of the trainings listed on your professional development plan, there is a process to follow for you to receive credit for it without attending the training.

Tutorial Videos for the WilmU Learning Center:

Wilmington University: Pathways to Instructional Excellence

How to Register for a Workshop:

WilmU faculty may login to the WilmU Learning Center and then click on a session title to register. Watch this video, How to Register for Workshops, to learn more.

3 Steps to Login to the WilmU Learning Center:

  1. Click this link to access the myWilmU Portal. Faculty & Staff will use their existing @wilmu.edu email address and password to log in.
  2. Click the Faculty Resources button.
  3. Click the link to login to the WilmU Learning Center. The link will appear in the top right corner. You will automatically be logged into the WilmU Learning Center when you click the link.

Essential

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Rationale: Blackboard and grade center usage directly impact student success. Thus we highly recommend that all faculty complete the Blackboard Basics and Advanced training. This will also allow you to fulfill the prerequisite for HOT Training Certification.

Below are the required and elective workshops included in the essential level. You must be logged into the WilmU Learning Center to register for a workshop. Once logged in, click on a workshop title below to register:

Required Training

*Denotes a training that is required to be completed before being eligible to teach at Wilmington University. 

* Blackboard Basics

Agenda

Video On-Demand

*Blackboard Advanced

To sign up for this topic, please complete Blackboard Basics. Then login to Topyx and click:

Catalog -> Courses -> Search for Blackboard Advanced in the search bar. Then click the green Select Date button. You can only register if the prerequisite workshop has been completed.

Agenda

Video On-Demand

* Faculty Orientation Onboarding

Webpage

Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner

Agenda and Resources

Electives (Choose 1)


Proficient

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Required Training

HOT Training

To sign up for this topic, please complete Blackboard Basics and Blackboard Advanced. Then login to Topyx and click:

Catalog -> Courses -> Search for HOT in the search bar. Then click the green Select Date button. You can only register if the prerequisite workshops have been completed.

Syllabus

N/A

CTE Module 1: Assessment of Student Learning

Agenda and Resources

CTE Module 2: Lesson Planning with Student Learning Outcomes in Mind

Agenda and Resources

Electives offered by Ed Tech (Choose 4)

Electives offered by CTE (Choose 3)

Mastery

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Required Training

Personalize your Course Template (PYT)

Complete the prerequisite, Hybrid and Online Training (HOT), to become eligible to enroll in PYT.

Syllabus

N/A

CTE Module 3: Designing Engaging Class Sessions for Students

Agenda and Resources

CTE Module 4: Communicating our Expectations and Student Progress in a Course

Agenda and Resources

Electives offered by Ed Tech (Choose 4)

Electives offered by CTE (Choose 2)

Exemplary

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Listed below are the 5 required prerequisite workshops included in the exemplary level.

Required Training

Exemplary Lesson Repository Overview

Agenda

Video Coming Soon

Successful Online Discussions

Agenda

Video Coming Soon

UDL for Higher Education

Agenda

Video Coming Soon

Advancing Student Engagement Using Multimedia

Agenda

Video Coming Soon

Using Groups to Foster Online Student Learning

Agenda

Video Coming Soon

Exemplary Course Program

Complete all 5 prerequisite workshops from this set of workshops to become eligible to enroll in the Exemplary Course Program.

Also, the prerequisites to register for ECP are the completion of the Essential, Proficient, and Mastery programs.

Syllabus

N/A

Electives offered by CTE (Choose 1)

Faculty Workshops at a Glance

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WilmU faculty may simply click on a session title to register. You must be logged into the WilmU Learning Center to register for a workshop.

Online Learning and Educational Technology (OLET) Workshops:

The Online Learning and Educational Technology department currently offers 29 different technology trainings.

Core Blackboard

Advanced Blackboard

New workshops for 2017

Instructional

Multimedia

Presentation Tools

Blackboard Basics

Tests in Blackboard

Creating ADA Compliant Resources

Manage Your Course

Collaborate Ultra Basics

Basic Presentation Skills

Blackboard Advanced

Rubric Tool in Blackboard

UDL for Higher Education

Blackboard Communication Tools

Kaltura Basics

Advanced Presentation Tools

HOT Training

Basic Voice Thread

Exemplary Lesson Repository Overview

Student Polling

Kaltura Advanced

Prezi

Grade Center Advanced

Interactive Tools
in Blackboard

Successful Online Discussions

Tech Tools to Engage Learners

Capturing Lectures for Blackboard

Grade Center Personal Training Appointments

Mastering Tests and Surveys in Blackboard

Using Groups to Foster Online Student Learning

Personalize your Course Template (PYT)

Advanced VoiceThread

Exemplary Course Program Advancing Student Engagement Using Multimedia

Center for Teaching Excellences (CTE) Workshops:

The Center for Teaching Excellence department currently offers 21 trainings.


Process for Testing Out

  1. Review the learning objectives for a workshop.
  2. Make a screencast in Kaltura demonstrating your competency of the learning objectives.
  3. Send the video to EdTech@wilmu.edu for an instructional technologist to review.

The Importance of Professional Development

Wilmington University is committed to your professional development as a faculty member. Excellence in teaching and individualized attention to students are core components of Wilmington University's mission. The skills you acquire from these trainings will help you to enhance student learning using technology.

WilmU faculty may simply click on a session title to register. You must be logged in to the WilmU Learning Center to register. We recommend that you complete a few of the workshops listed below each semester, so you can improve your technology skills in small increments over time.