Pathway to Instructional Excellence

WilmU Learning Center

The Pathways to Instructional Excellence (PIE) guides WilmU instructors through a competency-based curriculum, leading them to become more accomplished instructors that are better able to teach WilmU students.

Video Overview about Pathways to Instructional Excellence:

Professional Development for faculty is brought to you by several departments at Wilmington University: Library (LIB), Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), and Online Learning Ed Tech (OLET)

PIE is organized into 4 competency levels:

  1. Essential

  2. Proficient

  3. Mastery

  4. Exemplary
  • Download the PIE Printable checklist with Canvas updates and course codes which displays this information in a visual manner, to see the scope and sequence through the Pathways.
  • 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.

Essential

Basic understanding of technology and instructional strategies
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Essential Level Required Training

Workshop Format

OLET

* Canvas Basic

F2F, webinar, self-paced

OLET

* Canvas Advanced

F2F, webinar, self-paced

CTE

* Faculty Orientation Onboarding

Self-paced Canvas course

CTE

Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner

Self-paced Canvas course

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

Essential Level Electives (Choose 1)

Workshop

Format or Resources

OLET

Basic Presentation Tools

Self-PacedOnline Course

OLET

Canvas Gradebook

 F2F, webinar

LIB

Navigating Library Resources

webinar


Proficient

clear understanding and application of andragogical strategies and technological skills
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Proficient Level Required Training

 

Workshop

Format or Resources

OLET

HOT Training

Canvas Basic and Canvas Advanced are prerequisites for HOT.

HOT is a 3 three week  online   course  and is offered once a month. Please note that it is not a self-paced course, so instructors will need to complete the weekly assignments within the  published timelines .

 3 week online course

CTE

Assessment of Student Learning

Agenda and Resources

CTE

Lesson Planning

Agenda and Resources

Proficient Level Electives  choose any 7

 

Workshop

Format or Resources

OLET

Academic Integrity Tools

Self Directed Online: Academic Integrity Tools

LIB

Citation Tools for Research & Writing

 webinar

OLET

Kaltura Basic

Test Out Option

F2F, webinar

OLET

Manage Your Course

F2F, webinar

OLET Quizzes in Canvas F2F, webinar,
Self Directed Online: Quizzes in Canvas
OLET Rubric Tool in Canvas

F2F, webinar

Self Directed Online: Rubric Tool in Canvas

OLET

Student Polling

F2F, webinar

OLET

Tech Tools to Engage Learners

F2F, webinar

OLET

Virtual Proctoring Services

F2F, webinar, self directed online training

OLET

VoiceThread 

Cohort Based Training 

OLET

Zoom Basic

Online Self Directed: Zoom Basic

CTE

Active Learning Techniques

Agenda and Resources

CTE Learner Centered Instruction Agenda and Resources
CTE Cyber Day Course Planning Agenda and Resources
CTE Designing Writing Assignments Agenda and Resources
CTE Grading and Effective Feedback Agenda and Resources
CTE Communicating Across Cultures Agenda and Resources
CTE Planning Weekly Class Sessions Agenda and Resources
CTE Rubric Design

 

Mastery

diverse set of instructional strategies used to analyze and evaluate teaching and learning
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Mastery Level Required Training

 

Workshop

Format or Resources

OLET

Personalize your Course Template (PYT)

Complete the prerequisites:

  • Hybrid and Online Training (HOT)
  • Kaltura Basic
  • VoiceThread
  • Zoom Basic

PYT runs once at the start of each term (Spring, Summer and Fall) in a fully run three week online course.

PYT Syllabus 2021

3 week Online course

CTE Designing Engaging Instruction Agenda and Resources

CTE

Communicating Our Expectations

Agenda and Resources

Mastery Level Electives choose any 6

 

Workshop

Format or Resources

LIB

Advanced Searching & Library Resources

 webinar

OLET

Capturing Lectures

 F2F

OLET

Gamify! Make Your Course Exciting

Self Directed Online: Gamify!

OLET

Implementing UDL and Accessibility in Canvas

webinar,
Self Directed Online: Implementing UDL

OLET

Kaltura Advanced

F2F, webinar

OLET

Using Images to Enhance Content

 F2F, webinar

OLET

Zoom Advanced

 webinar

OLET

Synchronous Presentation Skills

 Coming Soon!

CTE Icebreakers and Topic Starters
CTE Levels of Assessment Agenda and Resources
CTE Promoting Academic Integrity
CTE The Adult Learner Agenda and Resources
CTE Utilizing Formative and Summative Assessment Agenda and Resources

 

Exemplary Level

synthesis of innovative and various forms of technology and best instructional practices.
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Listed below are the 4 required prerequisite workshops for Exemplary Course Practice.

Prerequisites for Exemplary Level Course Practice (Canvas)

 

Workshop

Format or Resources

OLET

Advancing Student Engagement Using Multimedia

Agenda

CTE

Creating Relevant Assessments

Agenda and Resources

CTE

Building Higher Order Thinking Skills

Agenda and Resources

OLET

Using Groups in Canvas

Agenda


Exemplary Level Electives offered (Choose 2)

Workshop Format or Resources
LIB Open Educational Resources (library workshop)  Authentic Learning Agenda and Resources
LIB

Using the Information Literacy Rubric for Assessment (library workshop)   

F2F, webinar
OLET Canvas Course Analytics (instructors need to have taught at least two courses in order to complete the workshop activity)
OLET

Strategic Learning Tools in Canvas  

Agenda and Resources
CTE Authentic Learning webinar
CTE Fostering Multiple Intelligences webinar
CTE Interpreting Student Survey Feedback
CTE Teambuilding in the Classroom
CTE The Art of Facilitation webinar

Exemplary Course Practice

 

Last Workshop in the Pathway

Format

OLET

Exemplary Course Practice (ECP) is about your own teaching practices.

This capstone course is the last training on the pathway.

The prerequisites to register are the completion of the Essential, Proficient, and Mastery Programs. In addition, instructors must complete the 4 prereqs listed above and 2 electives. 

3 week

Online course in Canvas

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.