Graduate Student Teaching Seminar Spring Schedule
SPRING 2014 TEACHING SEMINAR LUNCHEONS for Graduate Students
All seminars are held in The Connors Family Learning Center,
2nd floor O’Neill Library, from 12 to 1:00. Lunch will be provided.
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Wednesday, January 22nd CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
(ACT requirement) A practical discussion of how to make sure your classroom policies help you reach your teaching goals.
Sue Barrett, Director of the Connors Family Learning Center
Thursday, February 6th GRADING FAIRLY
(ACT requirement) Discussion of the questions and situations that arise around grading.
Wednesday, February 19th TIPS ON LEADING DISCUSSIONS
(ACT Elective) How to get discussions started, generate good questions and handle difficult topics.
Michele Brown Kerrigan and Paul Brown, ACT Fellows
Wednesday, February 26th TEACHING OBSERVATIONS
(ACT requirement) Tools to help you get the most out of observing and being observed in the classroom.
Wednesday, March 12th TEACHING PORTFOLIOS
(ACT requirement) How to create a teaching portfolio and write a statement of teaching philosophy.
Thursday, March 20th WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
(ACT elective) Kathy Duggan, Associate Director, CFLC, will share her insights into challenges faced by students with LDs and how you can provide them with reasonable accommodations.
Tuesday, March 25th CREATING YOUR ePORTFOLIO
(ACT elective) Paul Brown will run a “design lab” to help you get a WordPress site up and running.
Monday, April 7th EFFECTIVE LECTURING
(ACT elective) Michele Kerrigan and Paul Brown will demonstrate and discuss the strengths of different lecture styles, and incorporating presentation slides and media
Tuesday, April 15th DESIGNING/REDESIGNING YOUR SYLLABUS
(ACT requirement) Looking ahead to next semester, this session will focus on elements of an effective syllabus.