This Week for Graduate Students: Apply for Innovative Course Design Seminar by 10/2!

by | Sep 28, 2020

Innovative Course Design Seminar

The Innovative Course Design Seminar allows participants to explore evidence-based, inclusive, and online instructional design practices – and apply these concepts to create a learner-centered syllabus that meets the challenges of teaching today. Participants apply the principles of backward design and inclusive teaching to develop context-specific learning objectives, aligned and scaffolded assessments, and a range of engaging activities across formats and contexts within the context of a single course, whether online, hybrid, or HyFlex. Applications for this seminar will be accepted through October 2. 

Dates: October 21, October 28, November 11, and November 19
Time: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Location: via Zoom

Pedagogies of Race and Oppression

This new Learning Community is sponsored by the GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with CTL. Participants will explore how various forms of oppression shape teaching and learning at Columbia and will develop skills to support anti-racist and anti-oppression pedagogical thinking and practice. Because capacity is limited, participants will be selected by application.

Dates: Mondays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: via Zoom

Syllabus from Scratch

Are you drafting a syllabus? Whether the syllabus is for the Teaching Scholars program, the academic job market, or a dream course in the future, join us to begin designing an effective syllabus from scratch. During the Syllabus from Scratch workshop, participants will learn about the elements of an effective syllabus, define course learning goals, and discuss assessments and grading that will promote student learning in their course.

Date: Friday, October 2
Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location: via Zoom

Open LTF event: Being a Teacher vs. Being a Person Who Teaches

Teaching effectively and inclusively requires you to maintain a delicate balance between two sometimes conflicting goals: leading your students through the learning process vs. being honest about your own identity and knowledge. Is it more important in the classroom to present yourself as a teacher, or as a person who teaches? In this session, we’ll explore this question and several different scenarios in which it may play out. This workshop is designed by Ben Silver, Lead Teaching Fellow in the Psychology Department. All graduate students are welcome.

Date: Friday, October 2
Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: via Zoom

Teaching Observations

Are you looking for confidential feedback on your teaching? Request a teaching observation! The CTL offers teaching observations with trained peer consultants who can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. CTL Teaching Observations are confidential and evidence-based, developed to support you in your teaching practices.

Teaching observations count towards completion of CTL’s Teaching Development Program for graduate students.