This Week for Graduate Students: Online Offerings: Journal Club, Microteaching

by | May 4, 2020

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CTLgrads Journal Club: Online Teaching

This spring, CTLgrads Journal Club (in partnership with Language Lounge) is diving into literature on teaching from Discipline-Based Education Research (or DBER). In our discussions, we are focusing on how we can draw on peer-reviewed research into our teaching practice. Readings to be discussed this week:

  • Poll, K, Widen, J, Weller, S. (2014). Six Instructional Best Practices for Online Engagement and Retention. Journal of Online Education 1(1).
  • Wei, C. W., Chen, N. S., and Kinshuk. (2012). “A model for social presence in online classrooms.” Education Technology Research, 60, 529-545.

This session counts as a pedagogy workshop for the Teaching Development Program (TDP)

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 4:10 PM – 5:25 PM
Location: via Zoom

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 session, in which small groups of 3-4 graduate students take turns delivering short samples of instruction to each other, guided by a facilitator. After each teaching sample, your facilitator and peers offer structured feedback to support your teaching. All graduate students looking to practice online teaching are welcome to attend this session.

Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: via Zoom

Support for TAs Teaching Online

For further guidance, there are several ways for graduate students to reach out: visit Office Hours via Zoom, request a one-on-one consultation, request a teaching observation, or email us at