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Week of March 20, 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 March 20, 2018


GTA Workshop Series Continues

This spring’s GTA Workshop Series is focused on the seven research-based principles of effective teaching emphasized in How Learning Works by Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, Lovett, and Norman (2010).

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:



University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #4

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

Friday, March 16 (10-11am) – POSTPONED

NEW DATE: Thursday, April 12 (1-2pm) – Briggs 130      

Presenter: Dr. Tanya Gupta, Chemistry & Biochemistry


For more information and registration for the entire series, please follow the link below:

GTA Workshop Series - Spring 2018


Future Faculty Focus Spring Schedule

The Future Faculty Focus Focus program provides support and resources for those pursuing teaching positions in higher education.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Session 3           Friday, April 13 @ 2pm (Briggs 125)

Session 4           Finals Week (TBD)

                           Teaching Portfolio Feedback Session


Training in 20 – CETL Showcase Webinar

What is Gamification and How Can It Promote a Growth Mindset?

Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context—and it’s really simple to implement if you know where to start.

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

Food for thought as you continue to build your teaching philosophy…

Technical AND Cultural Courses Needed

Build your knowledge for meeting the needs of your students.

What LGBTQ Students Want You to Know

Learning differences exist. Technology can be an asset for instructors working to meet the needs of all students.

How Can Technology Can Equalize Learning Differences


2018 IDS Summer Academies

Instructional Design Services will host the 2018 Summer Academies. The academies are designed to help SDState faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants develop comprehensive technology skills and competencies in the established SDState Active Learning Cloud environment. The sessions will help meet the challenges of using miscellaneous SDState-supported Cloud services and technology applications.

The academies are hands-on learning workshops on three themes. All SDState faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants are invited. All sessions will be conducted in Pugsley 105. Participants can select any of the sessions to participate. 

Applicants must complete an online form no later than April 6:

Questions can be directed to:​.


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