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Schreyer Institute to present workshop for new instructors, beginning Jan. 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present "New Instructor Orientation - Spring 2017," a free, at-your-own-pace, online workshop, beginning Monday, Jan. 9, and running through Friday, Feb. 24.

Good teaching involves planning, lots of it, and at every level. This online, self-directed workshop, open to all new instructors at Penn State, is offered at the start of each semester through Canvas, the University’s course management system.

Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak, senior instructional designer, this self-directed workshop will provide participants with a brief introduction to the resources and strategies that are crucial to good teaching and planning.

Once registered, participants will receive an email with Canvas access information.

This workshop is open from Monday, Jan. 9, to Friday, Feb. 24. The last day to register is noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

More information on New Instructor Orientation can be found at

Last Updated January 10, 2017