Upcoming Events

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Syllabus Design (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

This is a two-part series that moves from course design to syllabus construction. It will address questions such as:
How do you determine the audience of your course?
How does your course serve the goals of the department? What are some differences between graduate and undergraduate courses?
What criteria do you use to determine your choice of readings and assignments?
We will explore what is a good syllabus and give participants some hands-on experience in creating and workshopping a syllabus for an undergraduate course. In our first session, we will examine the syllabus as a genre, discuss the syllabus as a way to market your course, and cover the necessary elements of a syllabus in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Between sessions, participants will have the option to write a syllabus of their own! In our final session, participants will get and give feedback on the syllabi. By the end of the final session, participants will have an understanding of what a syllabus is and tips for creating a comprehensive and appealing syllabus. They will have the opportunity to create their own to include in their teaching portfolios and job applications.
Please register here.
For additional information, please contact sara.sanchez.alonso@yale.edu or eleonora.buonocore@yale.edu.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Science Education Journal Club

Hi everyone! Are you interested in science education? Well, you are in luck! The Center for Teaching and Learning is now offering a science education journal club.
We will have three meetings this semester, plus one special meeting on March 26 with a speaker, Dr. Monica Feliu Mojer, who is invited to give a science education seminar.
For each of the three meetings listed above, an article will be announced at least a week before.
Please sign up for the Science Education Journal Club email list if you are interested in getting updates about the meetings.
For any questions or comments, please email Elizabeth Boulton at elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu.
Please register here. 

Writing a Teaching Statement (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

A “teaching statement” or “statement of teaching philosophy” is a requirement for the Certificate in College Teaching Preparation offered by the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, and in applications for most academic jobs. This hybrid workshop will introduce best practices for preparing teaching statements and provide graduate students a focused opportunity to draft and revise their own statements. Participants will first watch an online presentation on how to write a teaching statement, then meet as a group to synthesize the material and seek answers to outstanding questions. At the workshop, participants will be assigned to small groups for peer review, and will engage in activities designed to kick-start the writing process. Two weeks later, participants will have a webinar-based opportunity to check back to report their progress and to troubleshoot issues encountered while writing. A secondary goal of this workshop is to provide graduate students with an experience of “hybrid online/face-to-face learning” and online collaboration. Students from all disciplines are welcome. This workshop is jointly offered by the graduate writing and graduate teaching units of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Participation meets the technology requirement for the CCTP.
Questions may be directed to Simona Lorenzini (simona.lorenzini@yale.edu), Taylor Papallo (taylor.papallo@yale.edu), and Tyler Smith (tyler.smith@yale.edu). 
Please register here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Preparing and Delivering a Lecture (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Being a teaching fellow at Yale may have provided you with experience grading or leading sections, but what about being a professor who has to lecture regularly? Whether or not you go into academia, learning to synthesize and communicate information is an important skill.
In this two-part workshop, we will cover how to prepare and deliver an effective lecture. This includes the components of a successful lecture
time-management for preparation and delivery
developing slides and other supporting media
managing nerves and develop your speaking style
strategies for engaging your audience
dealing with common lecturing challenges.
For additional information, please contact rebecca.vandenhonert@yale.edu or adam.dynes@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Preparing and Delivering a Lecture (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Being a teaching fellow at Yale may have provided you with experience grading or leading sections, but what about being a professor who has to lecture regularly? Whether or not you go into academia, learning to synthesize and communicate information is an important skill.
In this two-part workshop, we will cover how to prepare and deliver an effective lecture. This includes the components of a successful lecture
time-management for preparation and delivery
developing slides and other supporting media
managing nerves and develop your speaking style
strategies for engaging your audience
dealing with common lecturing challenges.
For additional information, please contact rebecca.vandenhonert@yale.edu or adam.dynes@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Balancing Being a TF with Your Research (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

As Ph.D. students we are often faced with the dilemma of choosing between spending our time on teaching or devoting time to our research projects. Do you worry that you’re spending too much time on your TF responsibilities and not enough on research? Or maybe it’s your teaching that’s getting short shrift? During this workshop, participants will learn
The benefits of teaching for your research agenda and career advancement
Techniques to manage your time effectively
Strategies to manage your desire to teach and your advisor’s research expectations
For more information, contact Jemilat.Salami@yale.edu (MCDB) or Adam.Dynes@yale.edu (Political Science).
Please register here.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
The Flipped Classroom (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Are you interested into exploring the new teaching “frontier” of the flipped classroom? If your answer is yes, this workshop is for you. This one-session workshop will provide a practical learning experience and instruction techniques and tools for teachers wishing to incorporate flipped teaching and learning ideas into their classes. Those who have started working with flipped classroom techniques who wish to learn more and develop their plans will also benefit from this workshop. Participants will get an overview of flipped instruction’s pedagogy, learn how to use free software to create videos, work through essential considerations like how to engage students with flipped learning content, use class time to review (which is ultimately what it’s all about) and keep students going to class. Participants will also start drafting a flipped teaching lesson plan and workshop ideas with their peers.
This workshop meets the technology workshop requirement for the CTL certificate program.
Please register here
If you have any questions, please contact Susie Kimport (susie.kimport@yale.edu) or Simona Lorenzini (simona.lorenzini@yale.edu).

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Teaching First-Generation and Non-Traditional Students (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

First-generation and non-traditional students bring unique assets, needs, and expectations to our classrooms. In this workshop we will discuss this growing and diverse population of students in order to gain a better understanding of how to meet the needs of a diverse student body as well as what the benefits are of having diverse perspectives and experiences represented in our classrooms. We will think through scenarios that might come up in our own teaching and develop strategies that will improve our teaching overall.
If you have questions please contact Sigma Colon (sigma.colon@yale.edu) or Marco Bonett-Matiz (marco.bonett-matiz@yale.edu).
Please register here
This workshop satisfies the diversity requirement for the Certificate of College Teaching Preparation.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Teaching as an International Student (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

 

Areyou an international student in the sciences or humanities? Have you faced challenges while teaching in the U.S. classroom? This workshop aims to help you adapt to these challenges and provide you with the means to continue developing your teaching skills.
We will explore good teaching practices, brainstorm various problems, and provide information about the institutions already in place at Yale to offer you help as an international teacher. The workshop will also feature a panel of successful international graduate student teachers who have kindly agreed to share their stories with us and to answer any questions you might have. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel!
This Advanced Teaching Workshop fulfills the diversity requirement for the Certificate in College Teaching Preparation (CCTP).
Please register here.
For more information, email eleonora.buonocore@yale.edu or stuart.duncan@yale.edu.

Teaching as an International Student (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Are you an International Student in the sciences or humanities? Have you faced challenges while teaching in the US classroom? Don’t worry, this workshop aims to help you adapt to these challenges and provide you with the means to continue developing your teaching skills. We will briefly explore good teaching practices, brainstorm various problems, and provide information about the institutions already in place at Yale to offer you help as an International teacher. The workshop will also feature a panel of successful International Graduate Student teachers who have kindly agreed to share their stories with us and to answer any questions you can have. You do not have to reinvent the wheel.
This ATW workshop fulfills the Diversity Requirement for the Certificate in College Teaching Preparation (CCTP).
For more information email eleonora.buonocore@yale.edu or stuart.duncan@yale.edu.
Please register here

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Science Education Journal Club

Hi everyone! Are you interested in science education? Well, you are in luck! The Center for Teaching and Learning is now offering a science education journal club.
We will have three meetings this semester, plus one special meeting on March 26 with a speaker, Dr. Monica Feliu Mojer, who is invited to give a science education seminar.
For each of the three meetings listed above, an article will be announced at least a week before.
Please sign up for the Science Education Journal Club email list if you are interested in getting updates about the meetings.
For any questions or comments, please email Elizabeth Boulton at elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu.
Please register here. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Academic Honesty (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

As teachers we are frequently in the position of requiring our students to engage with prior scholarship and to collaborate with other students on assignments. In this workshop we will discuss how to guide students through the often thorny topic of properly citing those collaborations. We will discuss general issues related to academic honesty and work through how to deal with specific scenarios involving academic dishonesty. Participants will leave with strategies for preventing plagiarism and resources that help ensure that student work meets the ethical standards of Yale College and academic communities in general.
For more information please contact Sigma Colon (sigma.colon@yale.edu) or Stuart Duncan (stuart.duncan@yale.edu). 
Please register here.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Teaching and Learning: The Impact of Technology (Spring Teaching Forum)

Held in conjunction with the Innovation Fair.
Additional information coming soon!

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
CTL Innovation Fair

Held in conjunction with “Teaching and Learning: The Impact of Technology,” the CTL’s spring teaching forum.
Additional information coming soon!

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise

Faculty and TFs are often asked to teach courses in subjects they don’t know very well. Teaching outside of your area of expertise can be intimidating, but the ability to do so effectively and with confidence makes you a more attractive candidate on the job market while also providing an opportunity to learn new material in a related field.
This workshop will cover strategies for building on your existing skills in order to teach a subject matter that’s new to you. We’ll focus on establishing confidence in the classroom, managing your time and designing course/lecture material, and of course, communicating your new abilities effectively to potential employers.
For information please contact gerardo.condiaz@yale.edu or jemilat.salami@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Science Education Journal Club

Hi everyone! Are you interested in science education? Well, you are in luck! The Center for Teaching and Learning is now offering a science education journal club.
We will have three meetings this semester, plus one special meeting on March 26 with a speaker, Dr. Monica Feliu Mojer, who is invited to give a science education seminar.
For each of the three meetings listed above, an article will be announced at least a week before.
Please sign up for the Science Education Journal Club email list if you are interested in getting updates about the meetings.
For any questions or comments, please email Elizabeth Boulton at elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu.
Please register here.