Effective Teaching Workshop Series

This series will prepare participants to be reflective educators who use evidence-based teaching strategies. Participants will develop foundational knowledge of adult-learning principles and curriculum design, along with tools for promoting critical thinking. Specific approaches for engaging all learners while creating and supporting inclusiveness in small and large group settings will be explored. The interactive workshops will give participants opportunities to apply learning to their own teaching, with attention to cultural responsiveness and intersectionality in evolving environments.

Workshops are self-contained modules and are free of charge to everyone in the Buffalo Translational Consortium. Those who attend all workshops will receive a CTSI Certificate of Completion. Learners can also earn a digital badge upon completion of all workshops and weekly assignments if desired. Digital badges allow learners to showcase their enhanced knowledge of effective teaching within digital resumes, e-Portfolios, or LinkedIn accounts.

Dates: Thursdays, January 25 - February 22

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Location: Virtual via Zoom

For more information, contact cmp9@buffalo.edu or (716) 844-9282.

Series Schedule

Jan. 25, 2024

Jennifer A. Meka, PhD, and Alysia Kwiatkowski, DO, MS

Who Are You? Teaching Perspectives and Reflecting on Our Biases

Feb. 1, 2024

Alysia Kwiatkowski, DO, MS; Jeniffer Meka, PhD;
and Matthew Kaye, MD 

Unlocking Backward Design for Critical Thinking: Crafting Effective Learning Objectives and Assessments

Feb. 8, 2024

Jennifer Meka, PhD; Alysia Kwiatkowski, DO, MS; and Matthew Kaye, MD


Harnessing Backward Design: Creating Dynamic and Engaging Educational Sessions

Feb. 15, 2024

Alysia Kwiatkowski, DO, MS, and Jennifer Meka, PhD

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Small Group Dynamics and Beyond With Active Bystander Training

Feb. 22, 2024

Jennifer Meka, PhD, and Alysia Kwiatkowski, DO, MS

Feedback and Evaluation: Fostering Learner Development and Self-regulated Learning

Past Series