What is it?
First Fridays for Graduate Students is a brown-bag workshop series open to all graduate students, post-docs, and graduate alumni. Workshops cover a range of topics on professional development and support related to teaching and learning.
When and Where?
Workshops are held from 12:30-1:30 once every month at The Center for Teaching and Learning in 100 Gerberding Hall.
Upcoming Workshop Dates:
- August 1st: Presenting Information Effectively: Visual Strategies for Organizing & Presenting Information. Facilitated by: Diana Hu (Geography)
See flyer: First Fridays August 1
- October 3rd: Teaching English Language Learner (ELL) Students.
Facilitated by: Alysse Hotz (English) & Natalie Footen (Environmental and Forest Science)
- October 24th: Transfer of Learning: Helping Students Apply Prior Learning to New Contexts / Teaching Non-majors.
Facilitated by: Misty Anne Winzenried (Education) & James Thompson (Program on the Built Environment)
- November 7th: Engaging Students in Lab Settings. Facilitated by: Homira Osman, (Speech & Hearing Sciences)
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!
- July 11, 2014: Presenting Information Effectively: Interactive Lecturing. First Fridays July 11 (PDF)
- June 6, 2014: Low-Stakes Activities to Promote Active Learning. First Fridays June 6 (PDF)
- May 2, 2014: More than Data Entry: Teaching University Brains, see flier Spring 2014_May
- April 4, 2014: Grading Efficiently and Effectively with Canvas
- March 7, 2014: Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning: Teaching 21st Century Literacies Across Disciplines
- February 7, 2014: Browsing the Active Learning Library
- December 6, 2013: How to Engage Students when the Material is Dry
- November 1, 2013: Getting Your Students to Feel Comfortable with Academic Discourse and Entering the Academic Community
- October 4, 2013: Leveling the Playing Field for English Language Learner Students
- August 2, 2013: Designing Your Own Course
- June 7, 2013: End of the Year Celebration
- May 3, 2013: How to Find Opportunities to Teach and Practice Teaching
- April 5, 2013: But you’re just the TA!: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Student Interactions
- March 1, 2013: Engaging Knowledge Diversity: Strategies for Effectively Teaching All Students
- February 1, 2013: The Discourse of Teaching: How to Get your Students Thinking and Talking Productively