GET SET workshop schedule

The Center for Teaching Innovation’s GET SET workshop series offers graduate students, teaching assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and the Future Faculty and Academic Careers community an opportunity to participate in weekly workshops on teaching and learning in higher education. Registration links can be found below the description of each workshop. Please contact Derina Samuel with any questions about the workshops or registration.

Spring 2022 workshop schedule

Our spring semester GET SET workshops will be held online and grouped thematically into institutes. Take each workshop individually, or as a series. Participants who complete an entire institute (all 4 workshops) may request a letter of completion for their portfolio.

Active learning institute | Teaching portfolio institute


Active learning institute

How might you engage students and encourage them to participate in their own learning more directly? How do active strategies help students learn? What strategies would you implement in your classes? This institute explores active learning strategies and examines ways they help students learn more effectively based on current educational and cognitive research.

Getting started with active learning (Part 1 of the Active learning institute)

  • Date: Thursday February 3, 2022
  • How does active learning help people learn? What are some of the most common strategies you could implement in your classes? In this workshop, you will explore active learning strategies and examine how they help students learn more effectively based on current educational and cognitive research.

Designing active learning activities (Part 2 of the Active learning institute)

  • Date: Thursday February 10, 2022
  • How can you ensure that in-class activities are purposeful and effective? In this workshop you will learn about a variety of active learning strategies and practice designing an activity that would support the learning outcomes in a specific teaching context.

Implementing active learning (Part 3 of the Active learning institute)

  • Date: Thursday February 17, 2022
  • In this workshop you will discuss some of the best practices in implementing active learning in different classroom contexts. Learn strategies to set up student groups for success. Provide structure, scaffolding, clear communication, and accountability to give all students the opportunity to engage effectively. Discover ways to schedule the timing of active learning within a class period.

Peer review session (Part 4 of the Active learning institute)

  • Date: Thursday February 24, 2022
  • This workshop is for those who have completed the earlier workshops and would like a letter to document their participation in the Active Learning Institute. This capstone experience is an opportunity for participants to get peer-feedback on a class lesson plan that includes active learning activities.

Teaching portfolio institute

The Teaching portfolio institute allows graduate students to document, synthesize, and reflect on their development as educators.The workshops in this institute focus on creating and sustaining inclusive environments for learning, communicating a sense of instructor presence in the classroom, and preparing you to teach effectively in the Cornell context. These workshops are an opportunity to draft a teaching philosophy statement and examine the key components of a professional teaching portfolio.

All workshops for this institute will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Register for workshops in the Teaching portfolio institute

Writing a teaching statement (Part 1 of the Teaching portfolio institute)

  • Date: Monday March 14, 2022
  • This workshop will focus on core components of a teaching statement and provide an opportunity to draft an outline using a worksheet. If you already have a draft, this is an opportunity to refine your statement and obtain valuable peer feedback.

Writing a diversity statement (Part 2 of the Teaching portfolio institute)

  • Date: Monday March 21, 2022
  • What is a diversity statement? A growing number of institutions now require it as another component of the application package. This session provides participants an opportunity to explore what goes into a diversity statement and how to best showcase their past experiences or seek out experiences to strengthen their application materials.

Developing a teaching portfolio (Part 3 of the Teaching portfolio institute)

  • Date: Monday March 28, 2022
  • Are you interested in documenting your teaching experiences for the academic job market? The process of developing your teaching portfolio allows you to reflect on your teaching practices and how they represent your role as an instructor. This workshop will address the fundamentals of a teaching portfolio, share various formats used and an opportunity to discuss examples.

Peer review session (Part 4 of the Teaching portfolio institute)

  • Date: Monday April 11, 2022
  • This workshop is for those who have completed the earlier workshops and would like a letter to document their participation in the Active Learning Institute. This capstone experience is an opportunity for participants to get peer-feedback on drafts of their portfolio components.