The Professional Development Series, developed by the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation, is an annual series of workshops designed for new-to-OHSU or early career faculty (though post-docs, grad students, staff and faculty at any stage are encouraged to attend whichever sessions look helpful to them as well).
The first session, which covers classroom pedagogy, will be split into two parts:
- 9 - 10:30 a.m.: Classroom Pedagogy, Active Learning for in-person and virtual classes
- 10:30 a.m. - noon: Creating Equitable Syllabi
You can attend the entire three hours or come and go depending on the content that fits your needs. Register for this session and find details for the remaining sessions in the series from the Compass link above (or search "PDS" in Compass).
Fri., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. - noon
The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project is a 6-week course designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and the ability of faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students to cultivate inclusive STEM learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners.
Oct. 1 - Nov. 21
- Create course content for all learners with accessibility guidelines and principles of Universal Design for Learning. ARC informs on the whys and hows of inclusive course design, with step-by-step instructions for creating accessible digital course content in Sakai, including documents.
- MedEdPORTAL®, the open-access journal of the AAMC, has created a collection of resources to provide educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed content to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills and elevate the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula. The new resources will support a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism in medical education.
- Grand rounds focuses on a wide array of education related topics. Join the live session or view archived presentations.
- Time: Occurs on the second Tuesday of the month.
Cost: Free, no registration required
- The FREE initiative aims to enhance the learning environment by fostering culturally relevant and inclusive education, and cultivating a respectful community for all learners. This initiative intends to develop the learning environment to improve engagement, achievement, and motivation. In addition to sharing resources and best practices, FREE also hosts their own training series.
- Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff.
- The Teaching and Learning Center, part of the Provost Office's Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation, partners with faculty, students and colleagues to create meaningful, innovative and evidence-based learning experiences across OHSU. They are available for on-demand training and consultations for individuals and groups on topics such as curriculum mapping, program and course evaluation, writing learning objectives, active learning strategies, Sakai course support, Audience Response System and much more.
- Time: The TLC staff hosts a number of sessions ranging in length from 15 to 60 minutes.
- Cost: Free. Contact TLC with questions, or to request services.
- Join colleagues for presentations and discussions showcasing innovation in education at OHSU and watch past recordings of SEE sessions.
- 2023 Date: May 19, 2023
- Cost: Free for those who teach, support or are OHSU learners.
- Assessment Academy, hosted by the Teaching and Learning Center, is a workshop series intended to provide opportunities for participants to improve practice-based learning skills through participation in effective educational activities that promote lifelong learning.
- Workshops are delivered on request. View the list of topics, and reach out to the TLC to request a session.
- This resource collection was initially launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals and resulting need for resources to support virtual and remote learning. The collection continues to grow and features resources and innovations designed for both in-person and virtual learning environments.
- When you are ready to showcase some of your education expertise, Education Grand Rounds can be an excellent venue to share that expertise with colleagues, while earning some teaching and scholarship experience for your Educator's Portfolio. Contact the Educators' Collaborative for details.
- Beyond hosting Education Grand Rounds, the Educator's Collaborative is a community of practice for those interested in education, including direct teaching, innovation, scholarship, curriculum design and mentoring. Join the collaborative to connect with like-minded educators and to improve your skills. Membership is open to faculty, staff, trainees and students, as well as those who teach trainees, in every school across and beyond OHSU.
- Apply for a grant for additional training to support mentoring, career development, leadership, and education research and teaching skills.
- Educator Career Success Grants are awarded two times/year (Winter and Summer). These grants are only open to educators (faculty and education mission staff).
- Maximum of one $3000 grant per candidate each fiscal year.
- Developed by the Teaching and Learning Center, this non-credit teacher training program is for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. TFF supports the development of teaching skills through workshops, teaching observation and coaching, teaching with technology, and facilitated peer discussions.
- Current faculty who are interested in helping or advising students should contact the TLC to become an ally of the program.
- A new academic year means new Train Your Brain topics. Train Your Brain, offered by the OHSU Teaching and Learning Center, is a series of interactive workshops led by education experts. Sessions are open to all OHSU faculty, residents, staff, and students. The TLC will come to you and present to your group! Check out the Train Your Brain O2 page for more information or to request a session.
- The Education Scholars Program (ESP) is a longitudinal program with a focus on both education theory and methods. Classroom activities will include small and large group sessions, flipped classroom, asynchronous activities, and mentored time for applying educational concepts to current educational projects.
- Cost: Free to OHSU faculty (tuition must be covered by department)
- Time: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
There are a number of graduate certificate and degree programs, offered outside of OHSU, which you can pursue in an effort to improving your skills as an educator. Follow the links below to learn more about each program.
- Master of Health Professions Education | University of Illinois at Chicago
- Master of Health Professions Education | University of Michigan
- Master of Education in Health Professions Education | Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic
- Cardiff University certificates, diplomas and advanced degrees
Practical Guide for Teaching Online
The Division of Continuing Professional Development is developing a website that offers some specific, tangible strategies for teaching online at OHSU. It offers best-practice guidelines for using various virtual learning tools, including some example learning activities that could be enhanced using these tools. This site will continue to be updated as existing tools are updated and new resources and examples are made available.