GET SET Workshops Schedule

The Center for Teaching Innovation’s GET SET Workshops series offers graduate students, teaching assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and the CIRTL community an opportunity to participate in weekly workshops on teaching and learning in higher education. A GET SET Workshops Certificate of Participation is available in eight certificate categories. Registration links can be found in the resource library (to the right).

Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule

Understanding How Your Students Learn

Date: Thursday, September 19 

Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: How can you effectively reach all of your learners? This workshop explores how instructors can present course material in a variety of ways to engage diverse students.

Certificate: Understanding Undergraduate Learners

 

Using Active Learning Strategies in Your Teaching

Date: Wednesday, September 25

Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: How can you involve students more fully in classroom activities? This workshop addresses ways in which instructors can construct classroom activities that encourage active engagement with course content and promote in-class participation among students.

Certificate: Creating an Engaging Classroom

 

Using a Case-Study Approach to Teaching

Date: Monday, September 30

Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: Case studies allow students to grapple with real-world examples in order to engage them in the course content. This workshop will allow participants to understand the process of choosing appropriate case studies, facilitating discussions and assessing students through this approach.

Certificate: Innovative Approaches in Pedagogy

 

Grading Effectively

Date: Friday, October 4

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: How do you assign grades, devise a grading rubric and grade in a fair, consistent way? A course grade reflects the student competency and mastery of the material. This workshop will discuss components of grading students' understanding and mastery of the course material.

Certificate: Assessing Learning & Teaching

 

Role of TAs in Cultivating an Inclusive Classroom

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Time: 4:45pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: How do you create a learning environment for all students? This workshop introduces ways to encourage open and active dialogue; address culturally and socially sensitive topics; encourage cross-cultural exchanges; and cultivate an appreciation for diversity and difference in the classroom.

Certificate: Understanding Undergraduate Learners

 

How Do I Know My Students Are Learning Before the Semester Ends?

Date: Thursday, October 24

Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: Interested in using informal assessment to measure student learning? This session explores the informal side of assessment by discussing a variety of simple, effective, and low-stakes classroom techniques that can provide information about a student's knowledge and skills. 

Certificate: Assessing Learning & Teaching

 

Using Canvas Effectively

Date: Monday, October 28 

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: Warren 138 

Description: Interested in saving time and promoting student learning? Templates and tools in Canvas make it easier to organize and grade content, foster student discussion, integrate web-based activities and prepare students for class. This workshop explores how Canvas templates and tools can best meet your course needs.

Certificate: Enhancing Teaching with Technology

 

Writing a Strong Teaching Philosophy Statement

Date: Saturday, November 2

Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: Would you like to establish a conceptual framework for your teaching? Interested in learning how to articulate your teaching goals and methodology? This workshop will focus on core components of a teaching philosophy statement and provide samples of teaching statements, similar to what you may be asked to produce when applying for faculty positions in higher education.

Certificate: Developing a Professional Identity

 

Facilitating and Evaluating Group Work and Projects

Date: Friday, November 8

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: Effective group design promotes learning and active participation. This session considers different methods of assigning students to groups and identifies approaches that promote positive group work.

Certificate: Assessing Learning & Teaching

 

Teaching Interdisciplinarity: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, November 13

Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Location: Plant Science (PLS) 143

Description: Though research funding for interdisciplinary learning has created a lot of interest, implementing this pedagogy has been more difficult. In this workshop, participants will investigate some challenges, opportunities, and best practices for developing a successful interdisciplinary course.

Certificate: Innovative Approaches in Pedagogy