The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to offer a series of two-part workshops for graduate teaching assistants in January and February. The workshops are led by Dr. Vanessa Anderson, Program Director of Teaching and Communication in The Graduate School. Please circulate this announcement to graduate students in your department who may be interested in learning (or refreshing their skills) about the topics below. It is not necessary to attend all three workshops, although we ask that participants make sure they can attend both parts of any one workshop.
January 22 and 29 / How to Use Learning Outcomes
In this two-part workshop, we will go beyond formulating learning outcomes to consider their use for both lesson planning and assessment. In the first session, we will use backward course design concepts to practice using outcomes as planning and assessment tools, with a special focus on writing measurable outcomes for critical thinking in the humanities. In the second session, participants will share an activity and assessment sequence that they’ve developed from a specific learning outcome.
Monday, January 22, 11-12, Winston Hall Room 017 (ground floor)
Monday, January 29, 11-1, 1911 Building, Room 129 (conference room)
February 7 and 14 / How to Engage with Diverse Learning Styles
In this two-part workshop, we will explore ways to engage with students’ diverse learning styles. In the first session, we will conduct a self-assessment and discuss concrete strategies to motivate students, paying particular attention to multimodal teaching in discussion-based classes. In the second session, you will receive feedback on an activity that you designed based on what you learned in the first session.
Wednesday, February 7, 11-12, 1911 Building, Room 129 (conference room)
Wednesday, February 14, 11-1, Tompkins Hall Room G125 (ground floor)
February 21 and 28 / How to Manage Conflict in the Classroom
In this two-part workshop, we will explore strategies for managing conflict in the classroom. In the first session, we will examine various approaches to preventative and reactive conflict management, using real-life examples taken from humanities classrooms. In the second session, participants will role-play a variety of scenarios to practice assertive conflict management.
Wednesday, February 21, 11-12, 1911 Building Room 129 (conference room)
Wednesday, February 28, 11-1, 1911 Building Room 129 (conference room)