This Week for Graduate Students: Cultivate your teaching through the Teaching Development Program

by | Nov 11, 2019

Featured Program


CTL Teaching Development Program

Are you a graduate student looking for a way to document your teaching development across your graduate school career? The CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) allows Columbia doctoral students to cultivate, document, and articulate their teaching development across the arc of their graduate school career. Graduate students can participate in the TDP program on either of two tracks: Foundational or Advanced.

Completion of a TDP track earns a letter outlining track competencies and certifying completion from the Center for Teaching and Learning. Completion will also be noted on Columbia transcripts for doctoral students in Arts and Sciences and SEAS departments. 

Upcoming Events


Advanced Topics in Teaching: How Can Technology Impact Learning?


Technology has become a ubiquitous component of the higher education landscape, but there are still vocal debates about when we should use technology and why. So how can technology impact learning?

During this Advanced Topics in Teaching session we will engage some of the literature examining technology’s role in supporting students’ learning and consider how technology can support and impede our desires to develop accessible learning experiences for our students. Participants will leave with considerations for choosing digital tools and engaging them intentionally and accessibly. 

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

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 12:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library


Language Lounge: Making Classwork Accessible


Participants will examine the intersections of evidence-based language instruction and the frameworks presented by Universal Design for Learning to consider ways to make classwork more accessible to all students. In particular, we’ll think about the ways we engage audiovisual materials and handouts in the classroom to align with evidence-based practices without sacrificing the inclusion of all students. 

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

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

Planning ahead?


Teaching question?

Email to set up a consultation.