Jonathan Klein facilitates a session of TeachOnline@UW

Instructor Professional Development

We participate in a range of instructor-centered professional development offerings around campus that focus on matching evidence-based pedagogy with the effective use of technology. We are also available to collaborate on new instructor-focused professional development offerings to meet the needs of departments and teaching teams.


Available at no charge to all L&S instructional staff, and some programming is available to graduate students.


If you would like to collaborate on professional development opportunities for your department or teaching team, please contact us with more information about your goals.

Many of the programs we help to facilitate require registration or application:

  • Blend@UW is typically a 5-day course in which instructors design blended courses that foster deeper, more active learning for students.
  • TeachOnline is a faculty learning community, consisting of two semester-long sessions. Session one is entitled “Plan & Design” and gives participants and opportunity to collaboratively explore best practice in online course design while developing a custom design plan. Session two is entitled “Facilitation & Management” and offers the opportunity to develop virtual facilitation techniques, create a plan for connecting with students, consider how to best manage your live online course.
  • MTLE is a two-semester program in teaching for early-career faculty.
  • L&S TA training in online instruction is an online course offered in early summer through the College of Letters & Science, and is intended for Teaching Assistants wanting to gain skills in online instruction.
  • Teaching Academy sponsors four major events each year, including the Teaching Academy Summer Institute.

Some materials are also available online for use as self-paced modules:

LSS Staff Contact

Laura Schmidli

Instructional Technology Consultant


275 Van Hise Hall

Jonathan Klein

Instructional Technology Consultant


299 Van Hise Hall