Join us for a discussion of equitable grading practices and some time-saving tips for managing your workload.
"Foundations of Inclusive Learning Environments" aims to foster inclusive pedagogical practice. Participants will define inclusivity for their own contexts, recognize some popular frameworks and strategies, and construct a personal pedagogical plan to cultivate positive and effective learning environments.
In this workshop, participants will learn the basic outline of a lesson and practice creating these steps for their own teaching material: the objective, introduction, activity, wrap-up, and assessment. We will dwell on the “activity” stage to discuss scaffolding techniques. Finally, participants will brainstorm assessment methods to check if their lesson plans were successful. Instructors will leave with a useable lesson plan for their classrooms.
In their courses, TAs and AIs have an opportunity to create an inclusive environment and foster meaningful participation in the classroom since students often feel more comfortable communicating with them. During this 90-minute session, you will learn about how to work with students with disabilities in your role as a TA or AI!
Discussion can be an effective classroom tool to reach a variety of course goals. In this session, you will identify course goals you may achieve through discussion, consider instructor anxieties regarding discussion, learn tools to facilitate effective discussions, and gain knowledge about a range of discussion schemes and strategies.
Join us for an introductory crash course in the cognitive theories underlying learning and memory. Discover how you can leverage these theories to encourage deep, meaningful, long-lasting learning for your students.
As a graduate student, you assume many roles: teacher, instructor, as well as student. In this workshop, you will learn about and apply theories of self-directed learning to students and oneself’s achievement, as well as gain strategies about setting expectations and working effectively with students and faculty.