January

New Instructor Orientation - Spring 2017
Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Monday, 1/9/2017 to Friday, 2/24/2017,
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 prior to the beginning of the course.

Registration closes at noon Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

The last day to register is noon, Wednesday, February 22, 2016. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017.

How to Plan a Single Class Session
Facilitated by Chas Brua, David Favre, and Moji Shahvali
Tuesday, 1/17/2017, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park
David Favre (portrait)Moji Shahvali (portrait)

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Research Associate Chas Brua, and our Graduate Consultants David Favre, and Moji Shahvali, will focus on identifying learning objectives for a single class session and the importance of aligning assessments and learning activities with those objectives.

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

How to Plan a Single Class Session
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali, and David Favre
Wednesday, 1/18/2017, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park
Moji Shahvali (portrait)David Favre (portrait)

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Research Associate Chas Brua, and our Graduate Consultants Moji Shahvali, and David Favre, will focus on identifying learning objectives for a single class session and the importance of aligning assessments and learning activities with those objectives.

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

Students in Distress
Faciliated by Brett Scofield and Andrea Falzone, Counseling and Psychological Services
Monday, 1/23/2017, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom Meeting ID: 355309990

 

Quite often, faculty/staff encounter student behaviors that are concerning, and questions arise regarding the most effective manner to respond.  In these sessions, the resources that are available when faculty/staff become aware of student concerns will be reviewed.  Additionally, basic helping skills will be described that faculty/staff can utilize when students become disruptive, demonstrate signs of increased distress, or disclose the presence of significant mental health issues.

Be advised: you will be asked to download an application to access the meeting.

https://psu.zoom.us/j/355309990

If you do not have the software installed before trying to join or start a meeting on the Zoom website, the site will prompt you to download the software.  You do not need an admin account to install this program on your computer.

Handling Challenging Situations in the Classroom
Facilitated by David Favre and Moji Shahvali
Tuesday, 1/24/2017, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park
David Favre (portrait)Moji Shahvali (portrait)

It’s not a question of if but rather of when—challenging situations happen to all teachers, whether that means chronically late students, distracting use of mobile devices, hostile students, or some other behavior.

In this workshop, facilitated by our Graduate Consultants David Favre, and Moji Shahvali, we’ll discuss ways to deal with such situations without becoming part of the disruption.

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

Students in Distress
Faciliated by Brett Scofield and Andrea Falzone, Counseling and Psychological Services
Tuesday, 1/24/2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom Meeting ID: 355309990
Quite often, faculty/staff encounter student behaviors that are concerning, and questions arise regarding the most effective manner to respond.  In these sessions, the resources that are available when faculty/staff become aware of student concerns will be reviewed.  Additionally, basic helping skills will be described that faculty/staff can utilize when students become disruptive, demonstrate signs of increased distress, or disclose the presence of significant mental health issues.

Be advised: you will be asked to download an application to access the meeting.

https://psu.zoom.us/j/355309990

If you do not have the software installed before trying to join or start a meeting on the Zoom website, the site will prompt you to download the software.  You do not need an admin account to install this program on your computer.

Building Connections: A Workshop for International Faculty, Grad Students, and Postdocs
Presented by Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali, Meredith Doran
Thursday, 1/26/2017, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
373 Willard Building, University Park
This interactive workshop will focus on cultural expectations in U.S. classrooms, especially as related to strategies for creating rapport between instructor and students. We'll explore the importance of first-day introductions, as well as effective ways to establish credibility, authority, and approachability. The workshop will be led by facilitators from Penn State's English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center and from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.