Graduate Student Syllabus Discussion

Cathy Turner, Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Aug 16 2018 : 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

CTL is holding an informal discussion on syllabuses to help graduate students preparing to teach this semester as well as graduate students drafting syllabuses for the job market. This workshop will focus on how to articulate what students will get out of your course and course organization and expectations, while at the same time providing a sense of how an undergraduate or non-specialist will read your syllabus. CTL will provide a structure for reading and responding to each other’s work as well as thoughts about what your syllabus might contain. 

Those who want to participate should send a hard copy of their syllabus to Cathy Turner at caturner@upenn.edu by noon on August 15.

Counts toward the CTL Certificate.

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The Challenge of Teaching Contentious and Current Events

Professor Rudy Sil, Political Science
Apr 24 2018 : 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Stiteler Hall Forum
Danielle Hanley, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Professor Sil writes and teaches on Russian politics. This workshop will focus on the challenges of teaching subjects that touch on current events. This workshop will also welcome discussion of experiences teaching contentious issues, which is a common occurrence in a political science classroom. 

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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The Role of Research in the Practice of Teacher Education

Dr. Tamara Sniad GR'03 (Educational Linguistics)
Apr 12 2018 : 10:00 am to 11:00 am
GSE room 300
Mark Lewis, CTL Graduate Fellow, Education

What approaches to teacher education fit the student population of a large urban public university? What room is there for faculty research interests to shape instruction in a context of exacting state and department requirements for certification? Tamara Sniad (GR '03, Educational Linguistics) Associate Professor, TESOL in Temple University's College of Education, discusses lessons from teaching and coordinating courses in K-12 education. Workshop participants will consider how their research and expertise might best be leveraged in an undergraduate teacher education classroom.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Education department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

 

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Making a Syllabus from Scratch

Professor Susan Lindee, History and Sociology of Science
Apr 17 2018 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Williams 315
Elaine LaFay, CTL Graduate Fellow, History and Sociology of Science

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History and Sociology of Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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How Do You (Write About How You) Teach? Developing A Philosophy of Teaching Statement As A Graduate Student

Professor Mary Channen Caldwell, Music
Apr 12 2018 : 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Lerner Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Maria Ryan, CTL Graduate Fellow, Music

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Music department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching

Professors Sigal Ben-Porat, Education with secondary appt. in Political Science and Rogers Smith, Political Science with seconary appt. in Education
Apr 09 2018 : 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Stiteler Hall Forum
Mark Lewis, CTL Graduate Fellow, Education and Danielle Hanley, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

In interdisciplinary courses, an instructor's experience, students' interests and backgrounds, and the goals of the course may all overlap in unpredictable ways. How can these courses successfully meet the needs of all students? This workshop addresses the teaching challenges of interdisciplinary courses and classrooms. 

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Education and Political Science departments and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Teaching SAIL Courses

Professor Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, History
Apr 24 2018 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
College Hall 209
Chelsea Chamberlain, CTL Graduate Fellow, History

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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