Celebration of Teaching

The Celebration of Teaching is a one-day event that aims to recognize and share the great teaching strategies, techniques, and practices at USF. In addition to recognizing recipients of the Provost's Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards, faculty will share best practices related to face-to-face and online teaching in poster sessions. All instructional personnel are encouraged to attend.

Event Details

To make this as easy as possible on everyone, we feature smaller-than-normal posters with minimal text, centered on just one teaching strategy, technique, pedagogy, or even trick. Even better, ATLE will make the first draft of the poster for you! Just send the WHAT, HOW, and WHY like you see in the examples below, and we'll make a draft you can approve or alter as you see fit. Or call/email with a general idea, and we'll do our best to fill in the gaps for you if you'd like. The objective is to prevent this from taking too much of your time.

Obviously, we will bear the cost and logistics of printing the poster and setting it up; we're really just asking you to show up and 'defend' the poster. We'll do it in two groups so you'll also have a chance to wander around and learn from the other posters.

To give you even more ideas on what posters could focus on, here are other examples:

  • How to learn 40 student names in the first fifteen minutes of Day One
  • Jigsaw / Group Experts activity
  • Conditional release of modules in Canvas
  • Guest speakers from industry using Skype
  • "Undelete" anything you've ever deleted from Canvas
  • Walk AWAY from students when they speak in class so they speak louder

Example Posters:




The 2017 Celebration of Teaching was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center (Rooms 2708 & 3707).

Click here to view PDFs of all of the 2017 Celebration of Teaching posters. Note: any 2016 posters presented at the 2017 event can be found in the 2016 list.


The 2015-16 Celebration of Teaching was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) Ballroom. 

celebration of teaching provost
celebration of teaching attendees

Click here to view a list of the 2016 presenters and their posters. 

If you are interested in participating in next year's event, please contact Sara Friedman at or (813) 974-1841.