This Week for Graduate Students: March 26, 2018

by | Mar 26, 2018

Your last chance to participate in a microteaching session is Thursday! Plus, a four-week seminar on evidence-based practices in STEM instruction on the CUMC campus, a conversation on the difference between TAs and Tutors, and more. Details below…

Featured Events

ETSE @ CUMC: Evidence-Based Teaching in Science and Engineering Seminar

Engage with evidence-based practices in STEM instruction in a four-week seminar for TAs and future instructors in STEM teaching for the first time or seeking to advance their teaching by engaging with educational research. In this series, participants apply the principles of backward design to develop student learning objectives, aligned assessments, and active learning activities, culminating in a syllabus for a introductory class in your discipline.

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM–7:00PM
Location: Armory Track and Field Center Hospitality Room, 4th Floor


Last Chance for Microteaching is this Thursday! 

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.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Butler Library 204


Coming Up…

Creating Effective Online Resources – Video & Technology

Explore what it means to move learning onto online environments, and the pedagogical opportunities associated with this change of teaching venue. In the final session of the three-part Learning Community on “moving learning online,” the Instructional Technologies team at the CTL lead an opportunity for graduate students to try out and practice using some video production and annotation tools, helping you learn how to produce effective resources for online teaching. No prior participation required.  

Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Teachers’ Lounge: TAs and Tutors – What’s the Difference for Students?

Teachers’ Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. In this special edition of Teachers’ Lounge, undergraduate tutors from the School of General Studies (GS) will meet with graduate student instructors to discuss similarities and differences in the way each group supports undergraduate students.

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM–1:15 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Workshops for Graduate Students: Presenting Your Expertise

This interactive session for graduate students will provide participants with an overview of effective presentation skills broken down into three components: (1) planning and structuring a presentation; (2) slide design & visualization; and (3) presentation delivery. The session will emphasize presenting work at conferences and during job market interviews, and will highlight practical resources that participants can implement immediately in their practice.

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


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