This Week for Graduate Students: Lead Teaching Fellowship: Last Day to Apply!

by | Apr 19, 2021

Application opportunities 

Lead Teaching Fellowship: Last Day to Apply!

The Lead Teaching Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for doctoral students who are committed to promoting pedagogical practices and conversations among their peers. LTFs must be in years 2-7 of a doctoral program at Columbia University as of Fall 2021. Applications for 2021-22 Lead Teaching Fellows are being accepted until midnight tonight, April 19, 2021.

Assessing Teaching and Learning Seminar 

The Assessing Teaching & Learning Seminar (ATLS) is an online seminar offered by the CTL to help participants develop approaches to assessing teaching methods and student learning in the classroom.

Over the course of four modules, participants gain an understanding of Teaching as Research (TaR) by defining an original research question and developing their own TaR project proposal, drawing on the support of an online community of peers and the instructor. Along the way they learn about relevant data collection and assessment tools, both quantitative and qualitative, and complete a methods and data analysis section. The seminar culminates in the presentation of fully developed TaR proposals.

ATLS will run online from May 3 through June 18. Applications are being accepted through Monday, April 26.

Programs this week

Microteaching Practice Online

Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in your virtual classroom? Join peers in an online Microteaching Practice session where you will divide into groups of 3-4 with a facilitator and take turns delivering short samples of instruction to each other. After each teaching sample, your facilitator and your peers will offer structured feedback to support your teaching. Whether you are currently teaching at Columbia or not, all graduate students looking to practice teaching are welcome to attend this Microteaching Practice session. 

Date: Tuesday, April 20
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

CTLGrads Journal Club 

Are you interested in the research on teaching and learning and how to apply this research to your teaching practice? Join us for our CTLgrads Journal Club where we will introduce you to the research on teaching in various disciplines (also known as Discipline-Based Education Research, or DBER) and engage peer-reviewed articles through our group discussions and contributions to the journal club. Each session will also focus on how we can use education research–in our field and beyond–to inform our own teaching practices. This week we dig deeper into our conversation about achievement gaps.

Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 2:40 PM–3:55 PM