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The Teaching Toolbox: Teaching Basics for New Graduate Teaching Assistants

Shumaker 139

When Aug 09, 2013
from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Where Shumaker 139
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Location Change: Due to the large number of registrants, this session will now be held in Shumaker Research Building, Room 139.

Description. Are you a graduate teaching assistant who will be leading a class for the first time this fall? Want to make sure you’ve remembered everything you need to get started? Worried about how to help students learn what they’re supposed to learn? Come to this practical, hands-on, 3-hour workshop that will review the basics of getting started in your teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant.
This workshop will help you think through your check list of “to dos”, active learning and classroom assessment, and working towards the goals of your class.  Participants should come prepared with a syllabus and any materials they’ve collected to teach their class this year. Feel free to bring your laptop or any technology tools to keep you productive. By the end of the session you should be and feel better prepared for the year!
Learning Outcomes. By the end of the workshop, participants will
  • Outline a checklist of “to dos” to make sure they are ready to begin the semester
  •  Identify active learning techniques and classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that they will incorporate into their class
  •  Diagram a path for meeting their course goals
  •  Feel more comfortable in beginning teaching

Presenter. Dr. Michelle Rodems. Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is program manager for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) and the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Michelle acts as a liaison between the graduate student professional development efforts of SIGS and the faculty professional development efforts of the Delphi Center.  Michelle's research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, educational technology and social media, graduate student professional development, and collaboration between faculty, student affairs, and academic affairs.

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