August

New Instructor Orientation - Fall 2017
Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Monday, 8/14/2017 to Friday, 9/22/2017,
Online Course
cindy raynak (portrait)

Good teaching involves planning, lots of it and at every level. This online, self-directed workshop, open to all new instructors at Penn State, is offered at the start of each semester through Canvas, Penn State’s course management system.

Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak, Senior Instructional Designer, this self directed workshop will provide you with a brief introduction to the resources and strategies that are crucial to good teaching and planning.

Participants will receive an email with Canvas access information after registering for the course.

Registration closes at noon Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

The last day to register is noon, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017.

Fall 2017 Course in College Teaching Thursday 9/2/17 - 11/2/17
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin and Larkin Hood
Tuesday, 8/15/2017 to Wednesday, 8/30/2017, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park
Mary Ann Tobin ( Portrait)Larkin Hood (portrait)

This highly successful 8-week course, facilitated by instructional consultants Mary Ann Tobin, and Larkin Hood, 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 Course in College Teaching is a free, non-credit course. In Fall 2017, it is open to any graduate student or post doc  with prior teaching experience or teaching assistantship. Interested faculty are invited to participate, as well.

The course will meet at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Thursdays from September 7 to November 2. 

Applicants accepted into the class will be notified by e-mail prior to the start of the course.

To apply:  https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2ir7SKRN5ocfWnj

TA 101: Survive and Thrive as a Teaching Assistant
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Michael Murphy, Moji Shahvali and Wideline Seraphin
Tuesday, 8/22/2017, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Wideline Seraphin (portrait)Moji Shahvali (portrait)This workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua, Michael Murphy, Moji Shahvali and Wideline Seraphin, is especially for those who are new to TAing.

It will tackle common challenges such as:

--maintaining a balance of authority and approachability

--handling grade complaints

--communicating in the classroom

--acting as a representative of the course instructor 

This workshop satisfies a requirement for the Instructional Foundations Series for new instructors. 

TA 101: Survive and Thrive as a Teaching Assistant
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Michael Murphy, Moji Shahvali and Wideline Seraphin
Wednesday, 8/30/2017, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park


Moji Shahvali (portrait)Wideline Seraphin (portrait)This workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua, Michael Murphy, Moji Shahvali and Wideline Seraphin, is especially for those who are new to TAing.

It will tackle common challenges such as:

--maintaining a balance of authority and approachability

--handling grade complaints

--communicating in the classroom

--acting as a representative of the course instructor 

This workshop satisfies a requirement for the Instructional Foundations Series for new instructors.