This Week for Graduate Students: Apply now for CTL’s Inclusive Teaching Seminar!

by | Jan 19, 2021

Spring 2021 Inclusive Teaching Seminar

Conversations about inclusive teaching are increasingly more common on college campuses. Instructors are tasked with understanding and responding to issues of diversity in their classrooms and with articulating their own approach to teaching with an inclusive framework. How can we create classroom environments that set up all students for success? How can we help our students learn through the diversity of experiences and perspectives they bring to the classroom?

Join us for an in-depth series of workshops coordinated with Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) produced by the CTL that explores the principles and frameworks that define an inclusive teaching practice. The discussion series consists of 6 sessions, each one debriefing a module of the MOOC. You may participate in the full series or attend individual workshops. Applications will be accepted through February 3. 

Dates: Wednesdays: February 10, 17, 24; March 10, 17, and 24
Time: 4:00 PM–5:30 PM ET

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: Thursday, January 21
Time: 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Showcasing Your Teaching Development: TDP Advanced Track

Students currently on the Advanced Track of the Teaching Development Program or who are looking to switch to the Advanced Track this semester are invited to join us for this special session. In particular, we welcome: 

  • Participants who recently switched to the TDP’s Advanced Track who are interested in discussing tips for making progress
  • Participants who are looking to learn about or work toward the e-portfolio capstone assignment
  • Participants on the Advanced Track who want to work with the CTL and peers to map out strategies for track completion

Date: Friday, January 22
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Coming Soon: 2021 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Office of the Provost and Center for Teaching and Learning invite the Columbia community to the 2021 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium during the week of March 15th. The Symposium will showcase some of the most imaginative and effective teaching initiatives at Columbia over this past unprecedented year. Registration and details will be announced February 1st.

Join us virtually for live faculty panels, Q&A sessions, and an online gallery of instructor and student stories. Engage with innovative educators, share your insights, and gain inspiration for your own teaching.

What is it like to teach and learn at Columbia in 2020-2021? Nominate your fellow graduate student instructors to share their story, and share your own*Voices submissions will be showcased at the 2021 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium*