Active Teaching Labs

What teaching challenges do you face? What have you tried? What obstacles have you overcome? What hasn’t worked? Bring your questions and experiences (and lack of experience!) to Active Teaching Labs to share, problem-solve, and learn with others!

The Active Teaching Labs program invites UW-Madison educators to share challenges, solutions, and experiments in the classroom based on a variety of topics suggested by your colleagues and campus stakeholders.  Active Teaching Labs provide a space to learn more about teaching tools and techniques, and hear how UW-Madison instructors use them to motivate, engage, and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter.

Labs are open to all and held twice a week during the academic year. Refreshments are served. See below for upcoming Labs and recaps of past Active Teaching sessions or view the full calendar of Labs. To stay informed about Active Teaching Labs sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to

The Active Teaching Labs is a collaboration between the UW-Madison Teaching Academy and DoIT Academic Technology. Find out more about our other partnerships that span the campus, state and nation.

Share Your Stories

You’ve learned from your experiences. Now it’s time to share with colleagues! We can facilitate the experimentation, pedagogical discussions, and highlighting of tools, but we need your instructor experience and perspective. Help us strengthen the culture of campus peer learning by contributing your story at an Active Teaching Lab. The first step is emailing program manager John Martin with your idea.

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