This Week for Graduate Students: Microteaching Practice Online

by | Dec 7, 2020

Microteaching Practice Online

Looking to share and discuss online teaching strategies and practice your virtual teaching in a supportive setting? 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. Microteaching sessions count towards completion of CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) for graduate students.

Date: Wednesday, December 9
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 session we’ll be reading the following papers:

  • Wang, C., Fang, T., and Gu, Y. (2020). “Learning performance and behavioral patterns of online collaborative learning: Impact of cognitive load and affordances of different multimedia.” Computers & Education, 143.
  • Bradford, G.R. (2011). “A relationship study of student satisfaction with learning online and cognitive load: Initial results.” Internet and Higher Education, 14.

Participants are expected to have read the papers in order to contribute to and learn from the journal club’s discussions.

Date: Thursday, December 10
Time: 1:10 PM–2:25 PM

What is it like to teach and learn at Columbia in 2020? Read, watch, and listen to stories from Columbia voices, and share your own voice.