Fall 2018 Day of Teaching

 

 

Graduate Student Day of Teaching
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 – Straub Hall

Registration is now Closed

Time

Title

Description

Location

8:00 am

Registration Opens

Pick up your name badge, program, and additional information at the registration desk.

Straub Atrium

Concurrent Session 1

9:00-12:00

Filled

Teaching as the Sole Instructor

This session is for graduate students who will be teaching or co-teaching their first course as instructor of record in 2018-2019.

You will learn to:

  • Articulate clear learning objectives;
  • Design transparent assignments;
  • Facilitate interactive classroom activities:
  • Build classroom community and foster inclusive learning environments;
  • Establish class policies and expectations, and provide students with meaningful feedback.

Straub 245

9:00-10:20

“Carefrontation”: Addressing Student Behavior Concerns with Care

This interactive session will focus on skill building and referrals for working with distressed and disruptive students in the classroom. 

  • scenarios on addressing disruptive classroom behavior;
  • academic misconduct;
  • distressed student support;
  • threatening behavior through a cultural humility lens.

 

Straub 156

10:30-12:00

Canvas Overview

This overview is designed to give you hands-on experience and some personal guidance through Canvas.

-Please bring your own laptop-

You will learn:

  • How to navigate Canvas in general;
  • Course organization best practices;
  • Creation/management of materials and content;
  • Personal and course settings;
  • Common issues where to find support resources;
  • Tips and tricks for grading

Straub Hall

Various Rooms

12:00-1:00

Lunch on Your Own

Concurrent Session 2

1:00-2:50

Leading Discussion Sections

This session is for graduate students who will be leading discussion sections for the first time. Learn strategies for getting to know students.

You will learn to:

  • Establish clear classroom expectations,
  • Organize activities for rich discussions
  • Grade more efficiently while providing meaningful feedback.

 

Participants will begin the afternoon in smaller, highly interactive sessions.

 

Various Room Locations

To be assigned

1:00-2:50

Leading Labs

This session is for graduate students who will be leading labs for the first time. Learn strategies for getting to know students.

You will learn to:

  • Establish expectations for lab groups;
  • Promote critical thinking in lab contexts;
  • Grade more efficiently while providing meaningful feedback.

 

Various Room Locations

To be assigned

2:50-3:30

Transition to Straub Hall for Refreshments in the Straub Atrium

3:30-5:00

Teaching Insights

At the combined session participants will come together for:

  • Tips from experienced GEs;
  • Strategies for addressing difficult classroom situations;
  • Strategies to work more effectively with colleagues and lead instructors as part of teaching teams.

 

Straub 156

 

 

 

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