This highly successful 8-week course combines the best elements of a collaborative learning environment with those of a seminar on pedagogy. Discussion of the current literature on teaching and learning, as well as facilitation by instructors from the Schreyer Institute’s experienced faculty, help prepare participants to design and implement both practical and reflective instructional activities.
The facilitators for Fall 2014 will be Larkin Hood and Chas Brua Research Associate and Instructional Consultants.
This interactive workshop, presented by Chas Brua, Research Associate and Instructional Consultant, and Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, is for graduate students and postdocs who either now or in the future will be teaching courses independently.
Takeaways from the workshop: Strategies for identifying learning goals; guidelines for writing syllabi.
This interactive workshop, presented by Meredith Doran of the Center for Language Acquisition and Chas Brua, Research Associate and Instructional Consultant, will focus on communication strategies that will be helpful for international instructors teaching at Penn State. Topics will include strategies for setting expectations, projecting both authority and approachability, and negotiating breakdowns in communication.
Takeaways from the workshop: Problem-solving strategies for common communication challenges
Note: This workshop is the first of three in a series. Attendance at all is recommended but not required.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity is pleased to announce a visit by Dr. Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and education at Columbia University and a pioneer in multicultural counseling and education, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:30–5:00 p.m. in Presidents Hall at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus.
Dr. Sue’s dynamic and engaging presentation, “Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact,” will reflect his most recent research on how everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, have a powerful impact upon the psychological well-being of marginalized groups and affect their standard of living by creating inequities in education, employment, and health care. Dr. Sue’s research on microaggressions has been heralded as one of the most important recent developments in studying racism, sexism, and heterosexism. His presentation will focus specifically on microaggressions in higher education, and will be followed by a question and answer period. The annual joint reception of the Senior Faculty Mentor and the Forum on Black Affairs will follow this event to welcome new and returning faculty of color and African American faculty and staff.
For those units not at University Park, the session will be available via Polycom. If you wish to participate in this event remotely, contact Mike Blanco at email@example.com.
Dr. Sue’s visit is part of Educational Equity’s ongoing series on Best Practices in Diversity and is co-sponsored by the:
Forum on Black Affairs
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Programs, College of Education
College of Health and Human Development, Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs
College of Information Sciences and Technology
Commission for Women
Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity
Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity
Department of Psychology and the BRIDGE Diversity Alliance
Diversity Enhancement Programs, Smeal College of Business
Multicultural Equity Programs, College of the Liberal Arts
Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs
Office of Multicultural Affairs, College of Agricultural Sciences
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Presidential Leadership Academy
Schreyer Honors College
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
University Libraries Diversity Committee
Moments of conflict … questions you don’t know the answer to … students who have not done the reading…. The issue is not whether these situations will occur in your class, but rather how to cope effectively when they do. Join Chas Brua, Research Associate and Instructional Consultant, and Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for Coping with Challenging Situations in Class.
Takeaways from the workshop: Processes for anticipating and dealing with challenges.
Upon successful completion of the workshop’s activities, you will be able to
Before the event (This will take 20-30 minutes):
Event day work session (75 minutes):
Teaching philosophy statements are commonly used in the hiring and tenure processes. But it can be challenging to put your “philosophy” into words. Perhaps you are not sure if you even have a philosophy. This interactive workshop, presented by Larkin Hood Research Associate and Instructional Consultant, and Graduate Consultants Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert, is designed to help you begin articulating and developing your statement of teaching philosophy.
Takeaways from the workshop: Focal questions for drafting a teaching philosophy; examples to consider.
Have you been wondering about or tinkering with blended course design? Bring your lunch to the Schreyer Institute for an engaging discussion of blended course design misconceptions with guest presenters, World Campus instructional designers John Haubrick and Bill Egan.
To join via adobe connect: https://meeting.psu.edu/blendedcoursedesign/
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