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Foundations – Effective Grading Practices (GRFD)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Grading and Feedback (GRFD).  This workshop will teach you how to implement effective grading strategies that improve student learning and increase efficiency. You will learn to develop and use a rubric to assess and give feedback on your students' work.  Intended Learning Outcomes  By the end of this workshop, successful participants should be able to:  Identify efficient and effective grading practices ...

GTC – TA Scrapes & Band-Aids (NETW)

This networking event counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of GTC Networking Event (NETW).  Whether you are a new teaching assistant (TA) or have been TAing for many semesters, you've probably experienced some challenges along the way. Join us for an opportunity to share your classroom obstacles and challenges with your fellow teaching assistants. As a group, we will come up with solutions ("Band-Aids") to your TA challenges ("Scrapes"). If you are not currently TAing, please still feel free to attend and share your expertise and experiences...

Foundations – Written Feedback on Written Assignments (GRFD)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Grading and Feedback (GRFD).  Feedback, in all forms, is a critical part of our students’ learning about both disciplinary content and disciplinary communication conventions, and it also plays a crucial role in developing their critical and creative thinking skills. Yet our written feedback on our students’ shorter and longer written assignments often yields dissatisfaction from both them and from us. In this workshop, we will work to improve the effectiveness of our written feedback on...

Foundations – Teaching Philosophy Statements (RTCR)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Reflective Teaching and Career Readiness (RTCR).  In this workshop, we’ll walk through the components of a successful teaching philosophy statement and use practical activities to get you brainstorming ideas for communicating your own teaching philosophy to hiring committees. We will also start the actual drafting for your own statement of teaching philosophy.  Intended Learning Outcomes  By the end of this workshop, successful participants should be able...

The Spark of Learning – Book Club (2)

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (Cavanagh, S., 2016). The Spark of Learning considers the emotional impact of teaching style and course design using a wide range of evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience, and provides practical examples of successful classroom activities from a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education.  At each meeting, book club members will take...

Foundations – Leading and Facilitating Discussions (ACTL)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL).  This workshop will explore topics such as how to effectively engage learners in discussion, encourage equal participation, deal with conflict and disagreement, and establish criteria for assessing participation in class discussions.  Intended Learning Outcomes  By the end of this workshop, successful participants should be able to:  Describe numerous tips, tricks...

GTC - SoTL Journal Club #20 (TLJC)

This journal club counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of SoTL Journal Club (TLJC).   Join us for our online Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal clubs, where we discuss a recent teaching publication. If you missed previous meetings, do not worry! We will send an email with the paper in advance and it will also be posted on the EventBrite page once available. Please read the paper and bring any questions, comments or critiques with you.  Intended Learning Outcomes  By the end of this journal...

Foundations – Managing Inclusive and Diverse Learning Spaces (ACTL)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL).  This workshop will guide you through some of the commonly encountered conflicts in the classroom and provide you with the necessary tools to handle those situations in a professional manner. We will also discuss topics related to making your classroom a safe learning environment for all students (e.g. inviting students to share their gender pronouns, reducing anxiety of students, creating opportunities to increase sense of belongingness for...

The Spark of Learning – Book Club (3)

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (Cavanagh, S., 2016). The Spark of Learning considers the emotional impact of teaching style and course design using a wide range of evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience, and provides practical examples of successful classroom activities from a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education.  At each meeting, book club members will take...

Foundations – Teaching Dossiers (RTCR)

This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Reflective Teaching and Career Readiness (RTCR).  A teaching dossier is an integral document for evidencing and communicating your teaching practice and experience to your readers. They are a concise summary of your teaching accomplishments and effectiveness, often required when applying for academic positions, promotion, or critical reflection on your teaching practice.  Join us for this session to collaboratively describe your fundamental approaches to teaching, find out what...

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