This Week for Graduate Students: Practice your teaching with Microteaching!

by | Nov 28, 2023


Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in your classroom? Join peers in a 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 counts for the application and practice requirement in the Teaching Development Program.

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time: 1:10–3:00pm
Location: 204 Butler Library

CTLgrads Journal Club

Are you interested in creating an inclusive educational climate for all STEM learners? Join us for the CTLgrads Journal Club. This informal discussion community is an opportunity to discuss resources and research on teaching and learning with fellow grad students and postdocs. Each session will help you consider how you can use findings in education research—in your field and beyond—to inform your own teaching practices. Journal Club is facilitated by CIRTL Fellows.

The CTLgrads Journal Club is open to current Columbia graduate students and postdocs. Journal Club will run online via Zoom. Readings will be distributed to registrants one week prior to the session.

  • Journal Club – Thursday, December 7, 11:40am–12:55pm | Register

For those registered in the Teaching Development Program, Journal Club sessions count as Pedagogy Workshops

Teaching Development Program

CTL’s Teaching Development Program offers current Columbia doctoral students (and master’s students in the School of the Arts) a path for receiving credit for sustained teaching development in graduate school. After completing a defined yet flexible set of activities, participants earn:

  • A letter from CTL certifying attainment of objectives intrinsic to effective teaching
  • Notation of completion on Columbia University transcripts

Details, testimonials from a variety of TDP alums, and registration links are available on the TDP program website.