This Week for Graduate Students: Fall Programs Kick Off This Week!

by | Sep 14, 2020

Essentials of Teaching and 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 these foundational workshops to deepen insight that you have started to develop at teaching orientations or in early teaching experiences. 

In Fall 2020, Essentials workshops are being offered online. Prior to each live Zoom sessions, participants will be expected to have completed a 20-minute module in Canvas. These preparatory modules will be made available to registrants in advance of each session.

Essentials workshops satisfy a core requirement of the Teaching Development Program (TDP). Learn more and sign up for the TDP at

Upcoming Essentials Workshop: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Location: via Zoom

Fall Programming Begins!

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: Tuesday, September 15, and every other Tuesday through December 8
Time: 1:10 PM – 2:25 PM
Location: via Zoom


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 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: Thursday, September 17 (as well as 3 other sessions this semester)
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: via Zoom