The Art of the Remote Recitation: Facilitating Synchronous Online Discussions

CTL Staff
Apr 07 2020 : 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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For TAs whose recitations are continuing remotely, and for graduate student instructors of small, discussion-based classes, moving conversations online in synchronous sessions presents pedagogical challenges, but may also create opportunities. In this conversation we will share experiences and strategies, with a view to preparation (our own and our students’), facilitation (including use of breakout groups), archiving, and the assessment of student participation in this new setting.

Please register to receive the link for the Zoom meeting.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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The Art of the Remote Recitation: Facilitating Synchronous Online Discussions

CTL Staff
Apr 01 2020 : 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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For TAs whose recitations are continuing remotely, and for graduate student instructors of small, discussion-based classes, moving conversations online in synchronous sessions presents pedagogical challenges, but may also create opportunities. In this conversation we will share experiences and strategies, with a view to preparation (our own and our students’), facilitation (including use of breakout groups), archiving, and the assessment of student participation in this new setting.

Please register to receive the link for the Zoom meeting.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

Teaching Problem-Solving Remotely Via Recitations and Office Hours

CTL Staff
Apr 10 2020 : 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Many graduate student instructors in STEM fields and the quantitative social sciences are now facing the challenge of teaching problem-solving skills from a distance, both in recitation sections and online office hours. In this session participants will share their experiences and ideas about how to work effectively with students, and how to foster productive group work while teaching remotely.

Please register to receive the link for the Zoom meeting.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

Teaching Problem-Solving Remotely Via Recitations and Office Hours

CTL Staff
Apr 06 2020 : 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Many graduate student instructors in STEM fields and the quantitative social sciences are now facing the challenge of teaching problem-solving skills from a distance, both in recitation sections and online office hours. In this session participants will share their experiences and ideas about how to work effectively with students, and how to foster productive group work while teaching remotely.

Please register to receive the link for the Zoom meeting.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

Active Learning

Professor Paul Heiney, Physics and Astronomy
Apr 03 2020 : 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Emilie Benson, CTL Graduate Fellow, Physics and Astronomy

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

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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What Do I Say? Talking with Your Students in this Moment of Transition and Uncertainty

Mar 20 2020 : 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online

As Penn moves to teaching remotely, students are likely anxious about what it will mean to participate in courses online, we may be concerned about a bumpy transition to a new mode of teaching, and everyone is uncertain about events beyond the classroom in light of COVID-19. In this discussion for graduate student instructors, we will talk about the messages we want to send to our students to help us set a tone that enables students to make the most of their experiences with your courses. This discussion will take place online so participants can join remotely. Registration is required.

Counts toward CTL Teaching Certificate.

 

This Session is now Full

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What Do I Say? Talking with Your Students in this Moment of Transition and Uncertainty

Mar 20 2020 : 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online

As Penn moves to teaching remotely, students are likely anxious about what it will mean to participate in courses online, we may be concerned about a bumpy transition to a new mode of teaching, and everyone is uncertain about events beyond the classroom in light of COVID-19. In this discussion for graduate student instructors, we will talk about the messages we want to send to our students to help us set a tone that enables students to make the most of their experiences with your courses. This discussion will take place online so participants can join remotely. Registration is required.

Counts toward CTL Teaching Certificate.

This Session is now full.  Here is another available session:

Friday, March 20th, 2pm

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CANCELLED: Designing and Implementing a Seminar Course in STEM

Professors Robert Mauck and Becky Wells, Bioengineering
Mar 12 2020 : 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Skirkanich 508
Sonia Bansal, CTL Graduate Fellow, Bioengineering

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

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Preparing and Delivering Effective Lectures

Professor Stephanie Dick, History & Sociology of Science
Feb 25 2020 : 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm
493 Cohen Hall
Alexis Rider, CTL Graduate Fellow, History & 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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Lecture Planning

Professor Cynthia Sung, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics
Mar 03 2020 : 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Towne 225, Raisler Lounge
Joe Cooke, CTL Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

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

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

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