This Week for Graduate Students: Get Practice and Feedback on Teaching with Microteaching!

by | Feb 17, 2020

Featured Event

Microteaching Practice


Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in a classroom? Join peers in a Microteaching Practice Instructor with studentssession 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.

This Microteaching Practice session is open to all graduate students, whether or not they are currently teaching.

The Microteaching Practice session satisfies a requirement of the Teaching Development Program (TDP). Learn more and sign up for the TDP at

Date: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 204 Butler Library

Upcoming Events

Essentials of Teaching and Learning: Active Learning

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.

In this upcoming workshop on Active Learning, you will practice developing class activities that align with your learning objectives to incentivize all students to participate and learn strategies to better engage students in their own learning.

This workshop satisfies a requirement of the Teaching Development Program (TDP). 

Upcoming Essentials Workshop: Active Learning
Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Location: 203 Butler Library

CTLGrads Learning Communities

CTLgrads Learning Communities are interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and learning topics, designed and co-facilitated by CTL Senior Lead Teaching Fellows. By participating in these discussions of the teaching literature with other graduate student instructors, you will develop new frameworks to innovate your teaching.

Learning Communities are planned as sequential conversations, so we encourage you to register for both sessions of a given LC. Upcoming Learning Communities include:

The Stories We Tell: Storytelling as Pedagogical Strategy

  • Part 1: Wednesday, February 19th, 12:10-1:55pm, 212 Butler Library
  • Part 2: Wednesday, February 26th, 12:10-1:55pm, 212 Butler Library

Teachers’ Lounge: Making Assessments Accessible

CTLgrads Learning Communities are interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and learning topics, designed and co-facilitated by Teachers’ Lounges are a series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. This year’s lounges 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. 

In this Lounge, we will discuss the application of some Universal Design principles to the evaluation of student performance, consider the interplay of assessment and disabilities, and think about ways to design and offer multiple modes of assessment. 

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 12:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

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