Teaching Ethnographic Methods

Professor Nikhil Anand, Anthropology
Apr 03 2018 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Diego Arispe-Bazan, CTL Graduate Fellow, Anthropology

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

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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TAs Tell All: Grad Students on the Joys and Challenges of Teaching

Alexis Rider, Sara Ray, Ekaterina Babintseva
Feb 22 2018 : 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Williams 214
Elaine LaFay, CTL Graduate Fellow, History and Sociology of Science

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History & 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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Designing an Appealing Introductory Course in Anthropology

Professor Greg Urban, Anthropology
Feb 13 2018 : 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Room 345 of the Penn Museum
Diego Arusoe-Bazan, CTL Graduate Fellow Anthropology

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

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: ctl-help@lists.upenn.edu for more information.

Incorporating Active Learning into STEM Courses

Laura Thierer, CTL Graduate Fellow
Apr 18 2018 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Research shows that active learning improves student understanding, where even short and occasional interactions can have a meaningful effect.  It is possible to incorporate active learning methods on many scales and in many classroom environments.  Come and learn some basic  techniques you can use to create anything from brief in-class exchanges to longer, structured group activities for your class, recitation or lab.

Counts towards the CTL Certificate.

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Improving Decision Making: Targeting Teaching and Learning

Professor Katy Milkman, Management
Mar 21 2018 : 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavillion, 6th Floor Van Pelt Library

The more we understand about how students study and learn, the better we can teach and help them thrive. Extensive research in behavioral economics has found that students’ choices about when, whether and how to study are heavily dependent on context. Simply the way in which a choice is presented – choice architecture – can be a very valuable tool for improving student outcomes and choices.

 

In her Evan C Thompson Chair Lecture on Excellence in Teaching, Professor Katy Milkman of Management will show how faculty and others teaching can leverage insights about what influences choices in order to guide the behavior of students in productive ways. By presenting on the basics of wise choice architecture and on nudges that have been proved to increase good decisions, she will provide actionable takeaways to enhance student learning.

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School of Thought: Teaching As Dynamic Practice

Professor Guthrie Ramsey, Music
Feb 26 2018 : 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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Lerner Center 101
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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Tackling Your Grad Student To-Do List: Balancing Teaching and Research

Professor Michele Margolis, Political Science
Feb 07 2018 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Siteler Hall Forum
Danielle Hanley, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

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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Confronting White Supremacy In/Through Teaching

Professors Andi Johnson, Sebastian Gil-Riano and Ramah McKay, Hsitory and Sociology of Science
Jan 30 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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Teaching-Focused Academic Positions

Professor LeAnn Dourte, Bioengineering
Feb 16 2018 : 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Levine 512
Kathryn Hasz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering

There are multiple paths to take after graduating with a PhD, but an often overlooked one is a non-research academic position. Dr. LeAnn Doute will join us to discuss her role as a lecturer and other teaching-based academic positions.

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

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Innovations in Teacher Education

Professors Abby Reisman and Sara Kavanagh, Education
Apr 18 2018 : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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GSE room 427
Mark Lewis, CTL Graduate Fellow, Education

The stubborn absence of student discourse in K-12 classrooms creates a troubling conundrum for teacher education: how do we offer the next generation of teachers access to teaching practices they did not experience as students and do not find in most contemporary schools? In this workshop, participants will explore this complex and multifaceted problem by examining structural, curricular, and pedagogical innovations in teacher education that aim to make discourse-based, content-rich practice public and accessible to novice teachers. 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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