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Week of January 30, 2018

GTA Weekly Bulletin

Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning 

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) weekly email bulletin features news, upcoming events, and teaching resources tailored to the teaching needs of Graduate Teaching Assistants at South Dakota State University. It is typically sent on Tuesdays.

Week of January 30, 2018

Spring 2018 GTA Workshop Series:

 

How Learning Works

Each workshop in the series will be based on a researched-based Principle of Learning. Attending these sessions will build your pedagogical knowledge base and teach you highly effective strategies that target each of the research-based principles of learning.

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #1

How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge Affect Their Learning? (Learning Principle 2)                      

Thursday, February 15 (1-2pm) or

Friday, February 16 (11am-12pm)

SBL 125

Presenter: Dr. Febina Mathew, Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Sciences

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop1sp18.questionpro.com

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #2

What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning? (Learning Principle 5)                                        

Wednesday, February 21 (3-4pm)or

Thursday, February 22 (1-2pm)

SBL 125

Presenter: Dr. Michael Gonda, Animal Sciences

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop2sp18.questionpro.com

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #3

How Do Students Develop Mastery? (Learning Principle 4)Tuesday, February 27 (1pm-2pm) or

Friday, March 2 (10-11am)

SBL 125                                              

Presenter: Dr. Nicole Grove, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop3sp18.questionpro.com

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #4

How Does Students’ Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning? (Learning Principle 1)                         

Tuesday, March 13 (1-2pm) or

Friday, March 16 (10-11am)

SBL 125

Presenter: Dr. Tanya Gupta, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop4sp18.questionpro.com

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #5

What Factors Motivate Students to Learn? (Learning Principle 3)                                          

Wednesday, March 21 (4-5pm) or

Friday, March 23 (2-3pm)

SBL 130

Presenter: Dr. Mary Bowne, Teaching, Learning, & Leadership   

Registration Link:https://gtaworkshop5sp18.questionpro.com

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #6

How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners? (Learning Principle 7)                                  

Tuesday March 27 (1-2pm) or

Thursday, March 29 (1-2pm)

SBL 125

Presenter: Dr. Tyler Miller, Psychology

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop6sp18.questionpro.com

 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #7

Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning? (Learning Principle 6)

Tuesday, April 3 (1-2pm) or

Wednesday, April 4 (3-4pm)

SBL 125

Presenter: Dr. Katherine Bertolini, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop7sp18.questionpro.com

 

Deadline Issued for Spring Teaching Observation Requests

Observations of teaching through the CETL are a supportive, positive, and constructive process that focus on helping GTAs identify and develop their teaching strengths. Observations follow the Peer Observation Model and typically involve an observation followed by a one-on-one feedback session. These observations are strictly confidential between the GTA and CETL’s Assistant Director Dr. Shelly Bayer. The primary goal of the CETL is to focus this process on teaching enhancement.

To schedule as observation please send an initial email request to Shelly.Bayer@sdstate.eduThe deadline for spring requests is Friday, February 2, 2018.

 

It’s time to finalize your Certificate of Teaching Excellence or Certificate of Highest Excellence requirements. Write your original syllabus or craft your Teaching Philosophy statement. Brainstorm your demonstrators of teaching effectiveness and turn them into action. Request a CETL observation.

 

Focusing on CETL Teaching Certification Requirements

Please stop by the CETL office if you need some guidance. This year’s deadline to submit materials is Monday, April 9th. For those who submitted materials over winter break, thank you! Your feedback is coming soon.

For more information on the CETL Certificates of Teaching Excellence, follow the link:

Certificates of Teaching Excellence

 

Training in 20 – CETL Showcase Webinar

 

What Is the Role of Communication In Teaching Excellence?

Learn pro-social, positive, encouraging ways to address students and spur their confidence. You’ll identify both verbal and nonverbal communication cues to maximize the value of your interactions with students.

This webinar can be accessed by clicking here! You will be asked to login to gain access to the webinar. To utilize the SDSU login please follow the steps found here! Please remember you must complete the free access/subscription information to access these webinars.

 

Articles of the Week

How to turn “learning from our mistakes” into a teaching tool.

Benefits of Doing It Wrong

Information processing skills need to be “taught rather than caught.” This article provides some ideas.

Developing Information Processing Skills

Should you provide trigger warnings or not?

Considering Trigger Warnings

https://www.scholarlyteacher.com/blog/trigger-warnings-considerations-for-a-more-learner-centered-environment

 

Podcast of the Week

This one will stretch you…extreme teaching, but ideas we can all try.

http://teachbetter.co/blog/2018/01/23/tbp-episode-69/

 

Conferences on Teaching and Learning

If you are looking for an opportunity to engage in professional development focused on Teaching, Learning, or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning the following conferences are great opportunities.

Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference

2018 Teaching Professor Conference