Center for Teaching and Learning
First Fridays for Grad Students
The CTL is no longer running the First Friday’s Program. However there are many opportunities to get involved. Please check our homepage for current events and resources. For information on current program visit our homepage.
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 at The Center for Teaching and Learning in 100 Gerberding Hall.
Autumn Quarter Workshop Dates:
- October 3rd: Teaching English Language Learner (ELL) Students.
Facilitated by: Alysse Hotz (English) & Sunao Fukunaga (English) PDF Flier
- October 24th: Close Encounters of the Disciplinary Kind: Introducing Threshold Concepts to Majors and Non-majors.
Facilitated by: Misty Anne Winzenried (Education) & James Thompson (Program on the Built Environment) PDF Flyer
- November 7th: Engaging Students in Lab Settings. Facilitated by: Homira Osman, (Speech & Hearing Sciences) PDF Flyer
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!
- August 1st: Presenting Information Effectively: Visual Strategies for Organizing & Presenting Information. Facilitated by: Diana Hu (Geography). First Fridays August 1
- 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