By fostering discussions about teaching, CTL encourages instructors to reflect on their own practices, to gain new insights, and to learn new ideas and strategies from each other.

Resources for your teaching abound at Penn. CTL’s website and staff can help link you to that support.

CTL staff are available to consult with faculty, lecturers and TAs about any aspect of teaching and can observe and provide feedback on classes.

By fostering discussions about teaching, CTL encourages instructors to reflect on their own practices, to gain new insights, and to learn new ideas and strategies from each other.

Resources for your teaching abound at Penn. CTL’s website and staff can help link you to that support.

CTL staff are available to consult with faculty, lecturers and TAs about any aspect of teaching and can observe and provide feedback on classes.

By fostering discussions about teaching, CTL encourages instructors to reflect on their own practices, to gain new insights, and to learn new ideas and strategies from each other.

Active Learning in STEM Courses

Monday, February 8 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Kyle Smith, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemistry
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Active learning practices when properly implemented can be invaluable tools in a STEM classroom. What constitutes active learning and what…

Teaching Through Questions

Monday, February 8 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Professor Stanton Wortham, Education
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How do we engage students with the complex, changing ideas at both the core and the edge of many fields,…

The Evolving Educator: How Teaching Changes (or doesn't) Over The Years

Tuesday, February 9 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Professor Mary Ersek, Biobehavioral and Health Sciences
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Are exceptional teachers born or made? The answer may be both, but the focus of this workshop is to explore…

Designing Assignments

Thursday, February 11 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Chi-Ming Yang, English
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Are there methods other than a standard essay prompt to get students to demonstrate their understanding of course material? Spoiler…

Teaching Students to Look at Data Critically

Thursday, February 11 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mitra Eghbal, CTL Graduate Fellow, Biology
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Teaching data analysis is highly gratifying, in part because data analysis (similar to the skill of teaching) is transferable across…

Events & Workshops

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Our Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes teaching excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. For instructors at all levels — from senior faculty to teaching assistants — CTL offers individual teaching consultations, workshops, and discussions in which instructors talk with and learn from each other. more »

Teaching Resources

CTL can connect you with information about teaching as Penn and with resources to help you do so effectively and efficiently. more »

Programs & Services

Faculty Programs

Faculty and instructors at all levels can participate in CTL’s programs, including teaching workshops, conversations and individual consultations. more »

Graduate Student Programs

CTL works with graduate students to help them improve their teaching at Penn and prepare to become faculty in the future. more »

Teaching certificate

The CTL Teaching Certificate provides Penn doctoral students with support to hone and reflect upon their teaching, and with recognition of their commitment to developing as teachers. more »

Consultation & Observation

Instructors at all levels can consult with CTL individually about teaching. CTL staff can confer with instructors about their teaching in general, about specific questions or strategies, and can observe and discuss classes. more »

Highlights


Teaching Awards & Recipients


2015 Evan C Thompson Forum on Teaching Excellence: The End of the Lecture?


SAIL Course Development Grants, call for proposals