This Week for Graduate Students: Teachers’ Lounge, Consider Accessibility in Learning Environments

by | Feb 11, 2020

Teachers’ Lounges


Teachers’ Lounges are a series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. This year’s students pointing to white boardlounges are focusing on making teaching and learning more accessible, since providing multiple ways for students to engage with course materials and register learning is an important inclusive teaching practice. Join us to think about aspects of accessibility in learning environments and share tactics for flexible instruction.

Upcoming Lounges:
Tuesday, February 25: Making Assessments Accessible
Tuesday, April 7: Positionality, Authority, and Accessibility

Time: 12:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

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 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.

Dates: Wednesday, February 12, and every other Wednesday through Aril 22
Time: 4:10 PM – 5:25 PM
Location: 204 Butler Library

Learning by Observing: The Art of an Effective Teaching Observation

Observing faculty or peers teaching can be a powerful way to expand your awareness of teaching techniques, train your attention on student learning, and generate reflection about your own instructional approaches. But how can you ensure that an observation leads to all these benefits? This workshop will provide participants with a model for conducting observations of teaching that focuses on instructional intention, student engagement, and insights about the observer’s own teaching development.

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

Dates: Thursday, February 13
Time: 12:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

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