Pathways 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

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

webinar, self-paced

CTE

Lesson Planning

webinar, self-paced

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

Self Directed Online: Kaltura Basic

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

webinar, self-paced
CTE Learner Centered Instruction webinar, self-paced
CTE Cyber Day Course Planning webinar, self-paced
CTE Designing Writing Assignments webinar, self-paced
CTE Grading and Effective Feedback webinar, self-paced
CTE Communicating Across Cultures webinar, self-paced
CTE Planning Weekly Class Sessions webinar, self-paced
CTE Rubric Design webinar, self-paced

 

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 webinar, self-paced

CTE

Communicating Our Expectations

webinar, self-paced

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 webinar, self-paced
CTE Levels of Assessment webinar, self-paced
CTE Promoting Academic Integrity webinar, self-paced
CTE The Adult Learner webinar, self-paced
CTE Utilizing Formative and Summative Assessment webinar, self-paced
CTE Trauma Informed Approaches to Teaching webinar, self-paced

 

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

webinar

CTE

Creating Relevant Assessments

webinar, self-paced

CTE

Building Higher Order Thinking Skills

webinar, self-paced

OLET

Using Groups in Canvas

f2f, webinar

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) webinar
OLET

Strategic Learning Tools in Canvas  

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

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.