Event Types: Foundations in Teaching Workshop

Teaching in Office Hours and Review Sessions

August 14, 2017 | Bryn Lutes

Participants in this workshop will learn how to anticipate and address the unique challenges that can arise when teaching in review sessions and office hours presents unique challenges. Topics include designing an effective structure for review sessions and office hours, helping students learn to think and to work independently, and responding appropriately to the variety […]

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Teaching in Office Hours and Review Sessions

August 14, 2017 | Bryn Lutes

Participants in this workshop will learn how to anticipate and address the unique challenges that can arise when teaching in review sessions and office hours presents unique challenges. Topics include designing an effective structure for review sessions and office hours, helping students learn to think and to work independently, and responding appropriately to the variety […]

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Introduction to Blackboard

August 14, 2017 | Bryn Lutes

In this training session for graduate-student assistants to course instructors, participants will learn how to use Blackboard through the process of uploading and organizing the content for their Fall 2017 courses. ┬áThis workshop will also be useful for leaders of Blackboard Organizations. During this live-demonstration workshop, participants will see and have the opportunity to practice: […]

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Teaching a Laboratory Class

August 10, 2017 | Bryn Lutes

Laboratory classes provide students with first-hand experience with course concepts and with the opportunity to explore methods used by scientists in their discipline, presenting challenges and opportunities that differ from those in a standard classroom environment. This workshop is designed to help assistants to instructors plan for and successfully teach in the laboratory setting. This […]

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Teaching a Laboratory Class

August 10, 2017 | Bryn Lutes

Laboratory classes provide students with first-hand experience with course concepts and with the opportunity to explore methods used by scientists in their discipline, presenting challenges and opportunities that differ from those in a standard classroom environment. This workshop is designed to help assistants to instructors plan for and successfully teach in the laboratory setting. This […]

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Teaching a Discussion Class (Medical Campus)

December 22, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

What can TAs do to facilitate discussions that promote student learning and engagement? This interactive workshop is designed to help new graduate-student TAs learn how to effectively lead discussions. Topics include preparing for and structuring each discussion, fostering full student participation, and composing and asking questions that generate discussion and deepen learning. Presenter: Denise Leonard, […]

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Teaching a Discussion Class (Danforth Campus)

December 22, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

What can TAs do to facilitate discussions that promote student learning and engagement? This interactive workshop is designed to help new graduate-student TAs learn how to effectively lead discussions. Topics include preparing for and structuring each discussion, fostering full student participation, and composing and asking questions that generate discussion and deepen learning. Presenter: Denise Leonard, […]

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Designing and Delivering a Guest Lecture (Medical Campus)

December 22, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Course Assistants will learn strategies for designing and delivering lectures that can enhance student learning. The discussion will center on organizing a lecture and incorporating active-learning opportunities into your lecture-whether you are teaching 30 students or 300 students. Presenter: Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Director, The Teaching Center This workshop is offered two times (both listed […]

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Designing and Delivering a Guest Lecture (Danforth Campus)

December 22, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Teaching Assistants will learn strategies for designing and delivering lectures that can enhance student learning. The discussion will center on organizing a lecture and incorporating active-learning opportunities into your lecture-whether you are teaching 30 students or 300 students. Presenter: Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Director, The Teaching Center This workshop is offered two times (both listed […]

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Increasing Student Participation (Medical Campus)

December 22, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Research demonstrates that active engagement in class activities improves student learning and performance. But what can we do to ensure that all students participate? This workshop will focus on strategies that may be applied by TAs in any classroom to foster full participation and engagement. Topics will include: Creating and maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, and […]

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