CTL Fall Workshops for Graduate Students and Teaching Assistants
Workshop: The Voice of Authority
When: October 10 (W) 4:00-5:00pm English Terrace Room, (Bldg. 460, Room 426)
Using your voice effectively is a fundamental but too often overlooked teaching skill. In this workshop you’ll learn about some common vocal problems and how to work on them. You’ll be shown some exercises to increase your vocal range and reach, as well as to improve the clarity of your enunciation.Led by Tom Freeland, for more information contact: Thomas@stanford.edu
Workshop: Getting Feedback
When: October 16 (T) 4:15-5:30pm 403 Sweet Hall
You know what you are teaching but… what are your students learning? Beyond the traditional homework, exam, and end-of-quarter evaluation, there are a number of simple tools you can use to fine-tune your teaching and determine what your students are actually learning. The results will improve the experience of your students in the classroom as well as your end-of-quarter evaluations. For more information, please contact Marcelo Clerici-Arias at email@example.com. Register online at http://workshop.stanford.edu/gettingfeedback/.
Workshop: The Art of Asking Questions
When: October 24 (W) noon-1:30pm English Terrace Room, (Bldg. 460, Room 426)
Effective communication inside or outside the classroom includes not only what you say and hear, but also the types of questions you ask. We will discuss various functions of questions, and how to use effective and creative questions to enhance your teaching and interview skills. Regardless of your discipline, this workshop can help your communication be more refined and engaging. Led by Marianne Neuwirth.
Workshop: Academic Job Search Series: Giving a Successful Academic Job Talk
When: November 6 (T) noon-1:00 Graduate Student Center, Havana Room
Michele Marincovich, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Director of CTL, discusses the ways in which you can prepare for an academic job talk, meet your audience’s expectations, and enhance the effectiveness of your talk by following some basic presentation principles. Co-sponsored by the Career Development Center.
Workshop: Launching a Faculty Career: Tips on Quick and Effective Starts
When: November 13 (T) 4-5:30pm Location: TBA
Join Robyn Wright Dunbar as she addresses what research on early career faculty tells us and who survives and who thrives. Based on the experiences of Robert Boice’s work with new faculty, this session will give you a sense of what to expect once the interview process is successfully behind you. Co-sponsored by the Career Development Center.
Workshop: Basic PowerPoint
When: November 15 (TH) noon-1:30pm Sweet 403
Multimedia slideshows can be an effective supplement to your presentations. However, PowerPoint can harm as well as help your presentation. This hands-on workshop covers strategies for integrating slides into your presentation, as well as the basic techniques of creating and editing slides using PowerPoint. Other topics covered include: incorporating images, data, and media; using master slides for consistency. Animation will not be addressed in this workshop. Registration is required. Please go to http://workshop.stanford.edu/basic_ppt to sign up.
Workshop: Teaching Portfolios Series
When: November 29 (TH) and December 6 (TH) noon-1:30pm Sweet 403
Whether a loose collection of teaching materials, a polished bound volume, or an online document, a teaching portfolio is an important asset in the job search and in the process of your self-development as a teacher. Participants in this workshop series will consider the types of materials to include in a portfolio and a variety of ways to present these materials. Supported by CTL staff members participants will write and get feedback on a teaching statement. A major goal of this series is for participants to produce a teaching statement. Time will be devoted in each session to analysis and writing, and participants should expect to spend some time between sessions working on drafts. (Note: Participants must attend BOTH sessions.)
Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all sessions: http://workshop.stanford.edu/teachingportfolio. For more information, please contact Mariatte Denman, firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop will be offered again in spring quarter.Join CTL’s Graduate Student Reading Group You are invited to join an ongoing pedagogy reading group open to graduate students from all departments. We meet once a month to discuss relevant issues in today’s classroom as well as how to prepare to be a great teacher in an academic career. Possible topics include but are not limited to: visualization in learning, cognitive processes of learning, disparity in the classroom, integrating class lectures with readings. The first meeting this quarter will be on Thursday, October 4, 5pm at the Asian American Activities Center Conference Room in the Old Union Clubhouse. Please see our website for more details: http://teaching-grads.blogspot.com/ RSVP to I-Chant at email@example.com.
For further information on the Center for Teaching and Learning, see http://ctl.stanford.edu