Graduate Teacher Program TIGER Workshop Series
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.
TIGER Workshop Archives
Teaching Science in an Active Way
Jenny Knight, Senior Instructor, MCDB
This workshop will explore the use of clicker questions and other active learning techniques in teaching science, including providing evidence for the effectiveness of these techniques.
Arithmetic, Population and Energy
Albert Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Physics
Professor Bartlett will discuss exponential arithmetic, energy, population and sustainability and why the concepts are fundamental to everything we teach.
Productive Teacher-Student Interactions in STEM Labs and Recitations
Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, STEM, Graduate Teacher Program
STEM labs and recitations involve more teacher-student interaction than traditional lecture courses. This workshop discusses strategies for enhancing student learning in labs and recitations by improving the quality of teachers’ responses to students’ questions.
Adapting the General Chemistry Laboratory for Visually Impaired Students
Susan Hendrickson, Academic Faculty, Chemistry
Many people believe that visually impaired students cannot benefit from a hands-on scientific lab experience due to their physical limitations, but this is untrue. With modifications ranging from simple and cheap homemade tools to commercially available adaptive equipment, visually impaired students can fully participate in most traditional lab experiments. Examples of these modified materials will be presented and available for exploration.
The Importance of Motivation
Ethan D. Peck, PhD Candidate, ATOC
Former Lead Ethan D. Peck will explain why it is important to provide positive motivation in STEM fields in order to effectively teach material. Not only is it important to explain your motivation in presentations and papers, but it is also important when in the classroom.
Teaching and Learning with the PhET Interactive Simulations
Noah Podolefsky, Research Scientist, PhET Interactive Simulations, Physics Education Research at Colorado
The PhET project has developed over 100 engaging, interactive computer simulations for STEM learning. The simulations are freely available on the web and are designed to be used in lecture, lab, or by students at home. In this workshop, we will explore the sims and discuss various ways they can be incorporated into STEM classes. The approaches to design and classroom implementation can be extended beyond PhET sims, and may be useful to consider in STEM teaching more broadly.
Teaching Science from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Jason Neff, Associate Professor, Geological Sciences & Environmental Studies Program
Professor Neff shares his experiences teaching undergraduate courses that integrate perspectives from various disciplines.