Monday Workshop Series: College Classroom Teaching Strategies
All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.
All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.
For further information, please call 303-492-4902.
Monday Workshop Archives
Trevor DiMartino, TIGER Liaison, Graduate Teacher Program
Threshold concepts are troublesome. TA’s can help students learn difficult topics. This workshop provides quick–and–easy techniques to vastly improve student learning in the classroom, during office hours, during recitations, and even as a grader!
Brian Steele, President, Lingua Galaxiaie
Language may be seen not only as a collection of interacting parts, but as the basis of self-correcting and purposeful human systems. Mr. Steele will discuss an on-line language game approach that broadens language arts to include language science.
Tamara Milbourn, Lead 2014–15, Education
What does “authority” look like in university classrooms? Where does it come from? Many instructors would like to have efficient and respectful classrooms—classrooms in which ideas are deeply examined, homework gets done (on time), test scores are high, and everyone is cordial to one another. This workshop will discuss issues related to classroom authority—such as trust—and help you reflect on your classroom presence as a TA.
Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program
Graduate students may “hit the wall” at some point and consider dropping their graduate programs. This workshop will help you manage conflicting goals at home and work and get back on track. You will use a goal setting tool to reinvigorate your energy and make a plan to finish your work.
Laura L. B. Border, Director and Ciara Glasheen, Lead Graduate Teacher, Graduate Teacher Program
Responding to calls for academic jobs requires attention to detail and content. Bring along a job notice for which you would like to apply, a draft of a letter of application, and a CV. We will discuss how to rewrite and emphasize your experiences and expertise in your application.
Melissa Harkavy, Teaching Assistant, Geography
This workshop utilizes the CU Boulder Climate Survey as a case study to facilitate the exploration of race and intersectional identities through a feminist geography lens. We will discuss how to help students express ideas about intersectional identities, especially race, in a scholarly manner, and how to utilize tools from feminist geography and critical race theory to examine race, identity, and lived experiences.
Avedan Raggio, Instructor, German and Slavic Languages
We will discuss guiding students in creating and using model content for textual or source analysis. For example, in a medieval literature class students collaboratively write an Icelandic-style tale with several versions and then apply the textual/historical analysis skills they have learned in the class to their created content to model what scholars do with genuine manuscripts. The workshop will include discussion on how to guide the students in creating material in non-literature classes for analysis.