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January 2020

Survive and Thrive! A New TA Institute

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Graduate School Professional Development

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 4-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and cultivating student…

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Effective College Teaching

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Drs. Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent, authors of Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide will be facilitating a full-day workshop on designing effective instruction for undergraduate students across disciplines. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in teaching. Support provided by the SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, CIRTL at UNC Chapel Hill, and TIBBS. Morning coffee and lunch provided. Seats are limited. Please only register if you are able to attend the full day. REGISTER

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Safe Zone training for Teaching Assistants

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four-hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. In this Safe Zone for people currently serving as Teaching Assistants (and those interested in a future role as a Teaching Assistant) we will discuss strategies to create an inclusive classroom, go through scenarios you might encounter, and answer…

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February 2020

Writing Effective Teaching Statements

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will introduce participants to teaching statements as a professional document that captures what’s important to your teaching process and supporting student learning. Participants will get started writing a teaching statement through common structures and strategies, particularly evidence-based approaches and inclusive teaching practices to create an effective and impactful teaching statement. REGISTER

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March 2020

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to…

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April 2020

CIRTL Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear graduate students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects in this online presentation session. TAR projects investigate questions about teaching and learning, including assessing the effectiveness of specific learning activities and tools, examining the learning process about a specific topic, or characterizing the student experience in the classroom. Online. REGISTER

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Writing a Diversity Statement

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Employers are increasingly asking candidates to supply a diversity statement as part of their application. This session covers the essential elements of composing this important document. It is never too early to begin working on a diversity statement, so special insight will be provided to new graduate students, regarding goal setting and identifying ways to engage with diversity efforts at their home institution. Online. This two-part workshop meets online on Wednesday, April 8 and 22 at 12-1:30PM ET REGISTER

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Course Development Institute for Teaching Assistants

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Summer or next Fall? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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June 2020

An Introduction to Evidence-based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

June 22

CIRTL MOOCs take place on the EdX platform and use video-based modules, discussion boards, and peer-reviewed assignments to teach participants about different aspects of evidence-based STEM teaching over the course of 8 weeks. Registration is required; there is no cost to participate and no enrollment cap. For more information, visit the CIRTL MOOC website. Weekly asynchronous modules from 6/22 through 8/16

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July 2020

Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Fall or next Spring? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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