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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing Effective Learning Objectives

Let’s talk about how focusing on student learning can save you time both in and out of the classroom. Clearly articulating what you want students to learn in your courses helps you target your efforts and design learning experiences to ensure students are meeting those expectations.

 

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Active Learning

All of the recent research into learning and how learning occurs, points to the effectiveness and necessity of actively engaging students in the classroom. It is not enough for instructors to ‘show and tell’ information, answers, processes, etc.; students have to engage with the material and come up with their own interpretations, answers, steps and understandings. In this workshop we’ll learn some basic techniques to promote active learning in the classroom.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 1

If you intend to apply for academic positions, it is likely that you will be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching statement as part of your application. During this session, we’ll examine sample philosophies and evaluate them using a rubric developed at the University of Michigan. We will also discuss format and style expectations and you will begin articulating your ideas and values around teaching. This will assist you in crafting a teaching philosophy that effectively communicates who you are as a teacher.

 

 

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Re-energizing Your Class Using Theatre Techniques

Could your classroom teaching experience use some enlivening? Re-energized teaching comes from re-energized teachers. This workshop will mine the techniques used by actors to create compelling, authentic performances show after show and explore ways to apply acting skills that can enhance your teaching performance.Learn More »

TA and PostDoc Series: Learner-Centered Teaching

In this workshop, we’ll discuss principles of learning and how we can apply those principles to engage students and make them more responsible for their own learning.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 2

Let's refine our teaching philosophies through the use of peer feedback. You will also have the added benefit of viewing a variety of different types of philosophies through this process. Bring your completed teaching philosophy and a keen eye!

 

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Teaching Inclusively

The pedagogical choices we make as instructors can have a major impact on the climate for learning in our classrooms. Join us as we explore instructional strategies that promote learning success through intentional course design. Inclusive teaching strategies strengthen the performance of all students and also function to lessen the generational divide in academic expectations.

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Syllabus Design

This session focuses on helping you to create an effective syllabus that reflects your learning objectives, expectations, and university policies. We will identify appropriate syllabus components and explore strategies to help your students be more successful by creating a learner-centered syllabus.

 

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Concept Maps as Teaching, Writing and Productivity Tools

Concept maps are powerful learning tools but can be tricky to use. We will discuss their benefits and the drawbacks, using examples. We’ll also talk about how you might use concept maps to organize your teaching, students’ learning and a variety of other projects in your life and spend some time working through the mapping process.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 1

If you intend to apply for academic positions, it is likely that you will be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching statement as part of your application. During this session, we’ll examine sample philosophies and evaluate them using a rubric developed at the University of Michigan. We will also discuss format and style expectations and you will begin articulating your ideas and values around teaching. This will assist you in crafting a teaching philosophy that effectively communicates who you are as a teacher.

 

 

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