This Week for Graduate Students: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Workshops Begin!

by | Sep 9, 2019

Upcoming Events


Essentials of Teaching and Learning Workshops

Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshops offer new or developing graduate student instructors approaches to better facilitate student learning and improve teaching practices. Join us at any one of these foundational workshops to deepen insight that you have started to develop at teaching orientations or in early teaching experiences. Register now, as Essentials workshops fill up early!

Attending this workshop and posting reflections satisfies a Foundational Track requirement for participants in the Teaching Development Program (TDP).

Upcoming Essentials Workshops:
September 10: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
September 17: Learning Objectives and Backward Design
September 24: Active Learning
October 1: Grading & Feedback

Time: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Location: 203 Butler Library

Writing Your Teaching Statement

Are you drafting a teaching statement for the academic job market? Participants in this workshop will have a hands-on opportunity learn the elements of an effective teaching statement, analyze sample statements, and engage in activities to kick-start the writing process. 

Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 203 Butler Library

CTLgrads Learning Community: Mastering Techniques for Active Learning: The Theory and Practice of Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment

Active learning strategies and techniques have been shown to increase audience participation and engagement and to facilitate the acquisition of skills or process-based knowledge. Incorporating active learning techniques into one’s teaching requires intentionality and practice, and so in this interactive workshop series we take a deep dive into how active learning strategies can be employed to maximize audience engagement and student performance. In this two-part learning community, participants will use a combination of observation, discussion, reflection, role playing, and peer feedback to learn and practice how to integrate active learning into their teaching. 

This workshop is part of the CTLgrads Learning Community series for Graduate Students.

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 12:10 PM – 1:55 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

Drop-In Hours


Columbia graduate students are invited to drop by to check in with CTL staff. We welcome questions about the new Teaching Development Program, CTL fellowships, upcoming programs, and resources that can help inform intentional teaching practices. And coffee and tea are always on hand!

Dates: Every Friday in the fall semester
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

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