Note: Fall Event Registration Opens August 1, 2016

Future Events

New Instructor Orientation - Fall 2016
Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Monday, 8/15/2016 to Friday, 9/23/2016,
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 Angel, 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.

This Workshop will be open from Monday, August 15, 2016 through Friday, September 23, 2016. Last day to register is noon, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016.

Registered participants will receive an email with ANGEL access information in August prior to the begining of the course.

Registration opens August 1.

Meet Schreyer Institute Representatives Chas Brua, David Favre and Moji Shahvali
The Graduate School Reception
Wednesday, 8/17/2016, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
South Annex, Bryce Jordan Center

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)Research Associate Chas Brua, and Graduate Consultants David Favre and Moji Shahvali will be at the Graduate School Open House and Reception to provide information on how the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence can help you develop your teaching skills.

This event is sponsored by The Graduate School. For more information about this event, contact The Graduate School.

New Faculty Orientation
Thursday, 8/18/2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Deans Hall, Penn Stater, University Park
Angela Linse (portrait)Angela Linse, Executive Director and Associate Dean of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, welcomes new Penn State faculty as part of New Faculty Orientation. 

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. For more information about this event, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 201 Old Main.
TA 101: Survive and Thrive as a Teaching Assistant
Facilitators: Chas Brua, David Favre and Moji Shahvali
Thursday, 8/25/2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)This workshop for those new to TAing will tackle common challenges such as maintaining a balance of authority and approachability, handling grade complaints, communicating in the classroom, and acting as a representative of the course instructor. 

Registration opens August 1.

How to Plan a Class Session
Facilitators: Chas Brua, David Favre, and Moji Shahvali
Wednesday, 8/31/2016, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)This interactive workshop will focus on identifying learning objectives for a single class session and the importance of aligning assessments and learning activities with those objectives. 

Registration opens August 1.

How to Plan a Class Session
Facilitators: Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali and David Favre
Thursday, 9/1/2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)This interactive workshop will focus on identifying learning objectives for a single class session and the importance of aligning assessments and learning activities with those objectives.

Registration opens August 1.

Teaching a Large Class
Facilitators: Chas Brua, David Favre, and Moji Shahvali
Wednesday, 9/7/2016, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)Large classes bring unique opportunities and challenges. In this interactive workshop, we’ll consider ways to promote student engagement and a sense of community, as well as strategies for efficient logistics. 

Registration opens August 1.

Teaching a Large Class
Facilitators: Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali and David Favre
Thursday, 9/8/2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)Large classes bring unique opportunities and challenges. In this interactive workshop, we’ll consider ways to promote student engagement and a sense of community, as well as strategies for efficient logistics. 

Registration opens August 1.

Handling Challenging Situations in the Classroom
Facilitators: Chas Brua, David Favre and Moji Shahvali
Wednesday, 9/14/2016, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (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. We’ll discuss ways to deal with such situations without becoming part of the disruption. 

Registration opens August 1.

Handling Challenging Situations in the Classroom
Facilitators: Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali and David Favre
Thursday, 9/15/2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (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. We’ll discuss ways to deal with such situations without becoming part of the disruption. 

Registration opens August 1.

Professional Development Conference for Grad Students and Postdocs
Friday, 10/7/2016, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Foster Auditorium and Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library
Event Description will be posted soon. 
Teaching Tips for International Students
Facilitators: Chas Brua, David Favre and Moji Shahvali
Wednesday, 10/19/2016, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)We’ll focus on strategies for teaching across cultural and language differences—creating a climate of mutual respect, teaching with confidence, and handling miscommunications (they happen to everyone!).  

Registration opens August 1.

Teaching Tips for International Students
Facilitators: Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali and David Favre
Thursday, 10/20/2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)David Favre (portrait)We’ll focus on strategies for teaching across cultural and language differences—creating a climate of mutual respect, teaching with confidence, and handling miscommunications (they happen to everyone!).  

Registration opens August 1.

Instructional Foundations Series Reflection
Presented by Larkin Hood and Deena Levy
Tuesday, 11/1/2016, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
315 Rider Building, University Park

Larkin Hood (portrait)Deena Levy (portrait)This is the capstone meeting for the Foundations in Instruction Series, a series of workshops for grad students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines.

Registration opens August 1.

First Steps in Planning an Entire Course
Presented by Chas Brua, David Favre and Moji Shahvali
Wednesday, 11/2/2016, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park
Event Description will be posted soon. 
First Steps in Planning an Entire Course
Presented by Chas Brua, Moji Shahvali and David Favre
Thursday, 11/3/2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park
Event Description will be posted soon.