First Fridays for Grad Students

What is it?

Lunch-time professional development workshops for graduate students on pertinent teaching topics.

When and Where?

Workshops are held on the first Friday of every month at The Center for Teaching and Learning in Gerberding Hall

Upcoming Workshop dates:

  • May 2, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm | Gerberding 100
    More than Data Entry: Teaching University Brains (PDF Flyer)
    Workshop facilitated by: Peter Wallis (UW-IT and Education) and Gabrielle Mehlman (Human Centered Design and Engineering)

Join us as we pursue an understanding of how neurobiologically-based models can meaningfully inform teaching and learning.

Learning is a biological and social action. Each student you teach is a human with prior knowledge and a brain connected to a body; human brains respond in time and change in response to information and experience. We don’t know much yet about how this process works, but one thing is clear: This is no simple data-in data-out model. Humans learn in deeply interconnected, involved ways. Lessons from this workshop can be applied to teaching and learning in academia (in-class and out-of-class) and in professional contexts.

See all  workshop for Spring 2014

What’s in it for you?

  • Brief, practical discussions of teaching issues
  • A convenient way to learn about campus resources to support your teaching and professional development
  • An opportunity to build your campus network
  • The opportunity to lead discussions of interest to you
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks!

Spring 2014 Workshops

  • April 4th: Grading Efficiently and Effectively with Canvas
    Facilitated by: Keesha Davis (Education/UW-IT)
  • May 2nd: More than Data Entry: Teaching University Brains
    Facilitated by: Peter Wallis (Education/UW-IT) &
    Gabrielle Mehlman (Human Centered Design & Engineering)
  • June 6th: Low-Stakes Activities to Promote Active Learning
    Facilitated by: Mary Edwards (Social Work) & Rachel Wright (Social Work)

Past Sessions

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