CETL—For Graduate Students
Effective Teaching for Summer Courses: A Workshop for Graduate Students
Summer courses are short, highly condensed, and they typically enroll fewer students than academic-year courses (and sometimes too few). These courses consequently present special challenges to instructors, challenges that can be intensified when the instructor has had little or no prior experience designing and implementing his or her own course.
The workshop on effective teaching for summer courses will consist of 4 half-day sessions to take place throughout the spring semester (13, 20, March and 3 April 2014). Topics to be addressed include:
• Setting course objectives
• Developing a syllabus
o Teaching and learning activities
• Classroom dynamics
• Active learning strategies
• Communicating course goals and objectives to students
• Developing effective teaching practices
By the end of the four-session workshop, students should develop greater knowledge about and confidence in
• Classroom teaching, especially teaching small groups
• Unexpected situations
Interested graduate students should email Jenny Hadingham by March 6 2014 to reserve a place in the workshop.
Funding Opportunity: CIRTL Teaching-as-Research Grants
Are you interested in obtaining some teaching experience outside of TA-ing? Are you curious about how to develop your teaching skills while you are still a graduate student or post-doc? Would you like to learn more about the concept of teaching-as-research (TAR)? Would you like to apply for a $1k year-long grant to explore teaching-as-research? Learn more
**This just in - CIRTL Online Course offerings: Spring 2014**
Registration is now open for Spring 2014; it closes on December 8. Since registration happens on a first-come, first-served basis, we would encourage you to sign up ASAP!
Please feel free to contact Jenny Hadingham (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any questions or concerns.
*Starting dates and meeting frequency will vary; please check the course page for details
|Dates& Times||Course Title||Credits|
|Primarily asynchronous; synchronous sessions TBD||Teaching Science & Engineering through Debating Civic Issues||1|
Thursdays*, 5.00pm - 8.00pm
|Preparing Future STEM Faculty to Meet the Needs of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students||1|
|Tuesdays*, 1.30pm - 2.30pm||Exploring New Technologies for Active Learning: Maximizing Student Engagement||1|
|Wednesdays*, 3.00pm - 4.30pm||Understanding and Implementing Scholarly Teaching Practices||2|
|Wednesdays*, 1.00pm - 2.30pm||Research Mentor Training||1|
|Wednesdays*, 11.00am - noon||Mini Course: Teacher Training Learning Modules||0|
|Tuesdays*, 1.00pm - 3.00pm||Mini Course: CIRTL Service Learning: Implementing Service Learning in STEM disciplines||0|