|Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm|
|Teacher Observation Training||
A typical graduate student sits through about a hundred lectures throughout this or her graduate career. Do you want to make the most of it? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning in a 90-minute workshop where you will develop ways to inform and improve your teaching through observing other teachers. In this hands-on workshop, you will be walked through the observation process step-by-step and will practice observing and providing feedback based on teaching scenarios
|Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm|
|Promoting Reading Excellence (Advanced Teaching Workshop)||
Effective reading habits are essential to academic success. But we all face challenges in fostering student reading, from figuring out how to motivate students to do the reading, to teaching students how to successfully read for college-level courses. In this workshop, we will explore barriers to student reading and strategize ways to overcome these barriers. We will also learn, through a variety of activities inside and outside the classroom, how to implement practices that will increase students’ confidence and abilities to critically analyze texts.
|Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm|
|Public Speaking (Advanced Teaching Workshop)||
Public speaking is a fundamental skill for just about any career, but it is one that often causes anxiety, nerves, or frustration. Participants in this workshop will identify the elements of good public speaking (e.g. body language, articulation, volume, cadence) and actively implement good presentation strategies to develop their technique. We will also discuss tips for preparing a presentation (e.g. best methods for practicing, dealing with nerves, using PowerPoint) so that participants can continue to gain confidence in their presenting style after this workshop.
|Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm|
|Promoting Writing Excellence in the Humanities (Advanced Teaching Workshop)||
A big part of college is learning to write assignments, papers, and responses. In this workshop, we will learn how to craft creative assignments that get students excited to write, and discuss the best forms of feedback to challenge students to write more effective papers. Join us for a session focused on nurturing students’ writing excellence using diverse classroom activities.
|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:
|Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm|
|Teaching as an International Student (Advanced Teaching Workshop)||
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.