The University of Florida is embracing summer online course delivery. We believe it is not the modality, but the teacher who makes a difference. We invite faculty to ponder the possibilities of online teaching, and to join us for the #NoWallsTeaching movement. Online doesn’t mean confined to a computer screen, it only means that our classroom just got bigger!

What Does No Walls Teaching Mean?

“No Walls Teaching” is instruction that extends beyond the confines of a traditional classroom and the glare of a computer screen. It is an approach to teaching and learning that cultivates a sense of community among students and fosters connections between students and instructors. This is done by combining relevant content and engaging activities to create authentic learning experiences. No Walls Teaching embraces collaborative learning, experiential learning, and research techniques in a humanized setting.

How It Works

Come join the #NWT movement! Brainstorm with other teachers to think creatively about your teaching. Consider new ways of learning engagement that are not confined within the classroom or even Canvas. Come join us at social hours, game nights, and the No Walls Teaching retreat, and discover ways to “level up” your teaching!

  1. Share Your Strategies with #NWT and #NoWallsTeaching
  2. Do you have a “No Walls Teaching” method you would like to share? Let us know what you’re doing on social media and tag us with the hashtags #NWT & #NoWallsTeaching! Tag us on Twitter: @UF_CTE | Tag us on Facebook: @UFTeachingExcellence
    Note: Your profile must be set to public so we can feature you.

  3. Check the No Walls Teaching Event Calendar
  4. The calendar below contains all of the No Walls Teaching events. Registration instructions are located in the the event details.

  5. Share Your No Walls Teaching Ideas!
  6. Publish your No Walls Teaching strategies and activities with other teachers through the No Walls Teaching eBook. We invite instructors to contribute a brief description of an assignment or activity that expands learning beyond the confines of the classroom. Submission form coming soon!

  7. Get Rewards!
    • Earn Passport to Great Teaching miles for attending No Walls Teaching Workshops
    • Earn Passport to Great Teaching miles for contributing to the No Walls Teaching eBook
    • Opt-in to a raffle for contributing to the No Walls Teaching eBook

june

02jun4:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedEscape Room!Presenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

03jun2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedMeeting Students Where They Are: Strategies for Connecting with Students OnlinePassport Categories:Great Online Teaching,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Anthony Auletta

04jun10:00 am11:30 amFeaturedUsing Zoom to Make Learning Magic!Passport Categories:Great Online TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Alexandra Bitton-Bailey

05jun10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedNature as a Classroom!Passport Miles:100Presenter(s):Brantlee Spakes Richter,Nicole Gerlach,Rebecca Baldwin

09jun2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedHumanizing Your CoursePassport Categories:Cultural Competencies,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Alexandra Bitton-Bailey

10jun10:00 am11:00 amFeaturedCreating Global Classrooms through Virtual ExchangePassport Categories:Active Learning,Cultural Competencies,Digital Literacy,Experiential Learning,Global Learning,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Paloma Rodriguez

11jun10:00 am11:30 amFeaturedGreat Teaching with Vulnerable StorytellingPassport Categories:Great Online Teaching,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Susan Schuld

11jun4:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedGame Night!Presenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

16jun2:30 pm4:00 pmFeaturedBuilding a Classroom Community VirtuallyPassport Categories:Great Online Teaching,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Harrison Hove

17jun4:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedSocial HourPresenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

24jun4:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedSocial HourPresenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

26jun4:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedGame Night!Presenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

30jun9:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedRetreat: Day 1Presenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

july

01jul1:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedRetreat: Day 2Presenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

01jul4:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedSocial HourPresenter(s):The Center for Teaching Excellence

09jul10:00 am11:00 amFeaturedCreating Global Classrooms through Virtual ExchangePassport Categories:Active Learning,Cultural Competencies,Digital Literacy,Experiential Learning,Global Learning,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Paloma Rodriguez

13jul2:30 pm4:00 pmFeaturedDon’t Re-invent the Wheel, Re-Imagine ItPassport Categories:Active Learning,Creative Assessment,Great Online TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Harrison Hove

14jul3:00 pm4:30 pmFeaturedUsing Zoom to Make Learning Magic!Passport Categories:Great Online Teaching,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Alexandra Bitton-Bailey

17jul10:30 am12:00 pmFeaturedVirtual 3D Social SpacesPassport Categories:Digital Literacy,Great Online TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Alexandre Siqueira,Benjamin Lok,Masoud Gheisari

23jul11:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedCreating Global Classrooms through Virtual ExchangePassport Categories:Active Learning,Cultural Competencies,Digital Literacy,Experiential Learning,Global Learning,Student Focused TeachingPassport Miles:100Presenter(s):Paloma Rodriguez

New events are continually being added, so make sure to check back!