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Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop Series

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The GTA Workshop Series is created each semester based on feedback and needs indicated by Graduate Teaching Assistants. Approximately five workshops are offered per semester.

All workshops will be presented in a dynamic manner that models effective teaching strategies and allows opportunities for application and reflection. Presenters will include CETL staff, as well as SDSU faculty and SDSU graduate teaching assistants who excel in their teaching roles. All presenters will be familiar with the role GTAs play at South Dakota State University.

Fall 2018 GTA Workshop Series

All sessions are in Briggs Library (SBL) - Room 125 

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #1 

Learning to Balance Your Roles from Those in Your Roles
Graduate students who have learned how to balance their lives as students, instructors, and researchers and have maintained personal and professional well-being will share advice and experiences.

Wednesday, September 19 (4-5 pm) or Thursday, September 20 (2 pm-3 pm) SBL 125

Panelists: Praveena Kanchupati, Biology and Microbiology Bremansu Osa-Andrews, Chemistry and Biochemistry Rikki Roscoe, Communication Studies

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop1fa18.questionpro.com

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #2

Getting Students Engaged and Motivated 
Build your teaching tool box by learning three new quick and easy methods that you can use the next time you step into your teaching role. Tuesday, October 2 (4-5 pm) or Thursday, October 4 (11 am-12 pm) – SBL 125 Presenters: Theresa Garren-Grubbs, Nursing Dr. Shelly Bayer, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop2fa18.questionpro.com

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #3

Handling the Sticky Situations that Arise in Teaching
Attendees will wrestle with challenging scenarios and brainstorm solutions with their peers. Experienced faculty leader Dr. Joshua Westwick will offer insight and suggestions as groups debrief. Monday, October 22 (12 pm-1 pm) or Wednesday, October 24 (3 pm-4 pm) – SBL 125 Presenter: Dr. Joshua Westwick, Communication Studies

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop3fa18.questionpro.com

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #4

Implementing the Power of Positivity
Teaching is tough. Presenters will share strategies for approaching your role, your students, and your challenges with a positive mindset. Tuesday, November 6 (10am-11am) or Wednesday, November 7 (1-2pm) - SBL 125 Presenters: Dr. Katelyn Romsa, Counseling and Human Development, and Dr. Kevin Sackreiter, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop4fa18.questionpro.com

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #5

Celebrating the Diversity Our Students Bring
Student learning is enhanced when students’ identities are embraced. Presenters will share inclusive teaching strategies that will enhance learning. Monday, November 26 (12pm-1pm) or Tuesday, November 27 (1-2pm) - SBL 125 Presenters: Dr. Sharity Bassett, American Indian Studies, and Dr. Shelly Bayer, CETL

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop5fa18.questionpro.com