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GA 103: Creating Effective Tests and Rubrics

Presented by Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time(s): 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park

This workshop, presented by Graduate Consultants Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert, will focus on ways for participants to make sure their tests are functioning accurately and fairly in determining what students have learned.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Guidelines for test blueprints, multiple-choice tests, and rubrics.


GA 103: Creating Effective Tests and Rubrics

Presented by Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time(s): 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Krause Innovation Studio, 201 Chambers Building, University Park

This workshop, presented by Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, will focus on ways for participants to make sure their tests are functioning accurately and fairly in determining what students have learned.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Guidelines for test blueprints, multiple-choice tests, and rubrics.


Finding and Working with Good Mentors

Presented by Kathy Jackson, Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time(s): 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park
Kathy Jackson

Finding mentors—and shaping collaborative relationships with them—is one of the most important tasks faced by graduate students and postdocs. Join Join Kathy Jackson, Senior Research Associate and Instructional Consultant and Graduate Consultants Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert for Finding and Working with Good Mentors.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Guidelines for identifying effective mentors and making the most of collaborations with them.


Teaching in the U.S., Part 3: Practice Your Problem-Solving

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time(s): 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park

This workshop, presented by Chas Brua, Research Associate and Instructional Consultant,  Meredith Doran, Center for Language Acquisition, and Deryn Verity, Department of Applied Linguistics, will give participants a chance to practice the strategies discussed in parts 1 and 2 of the series. Participants will be given role-play scenarios centered on common challenges that TAs and instructors encounter during office hours. After each role-play, constructive feedback will be provided by the facilitators.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Practice at dealing with challenging situations; feedback and strategies

 

Note: This workshop is the third of three in a series. Attendance at all is recommended but not required.

Finding and Working with Good Mentors

Presented by Kathy Jackson, Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time(s): 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Krause Innovation Studio, 201 Chambers Building, University Park
Kathy Jackson

Finding mentors—and shaping collaborative relationships with them—is one of the most important tasks faced by graduate students and postdocs. Join Join Kathy Jackson, Senior Research Associate and Instructional Consultant and Graduate Consultants   Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for Finding and Working with Good Mentors.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Guidelines for identifying effective mentors and making the most of collaborations with them.


Leading Successful Lab Sessions

Presented by Chas Brua, Larkin Hood, Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time(s): 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park
Chas BruaLarkin Hood

Labs are an important and unique teaching context, and leading them requires resolving many challenges: How can I make sure students are prepared for the lab? What if groups aren’t functioning well? What if my students are at many different levels of engagement or understanding? Join Research Associate and Instructional Consultants Chas Brua and Larkin Hood, and Graduate Consultants Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert for Leading Successful Lab Sessions.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Best practices for promoting learning via lab activities.


Leading Successful Lab Sessions

Presented by Chas Brua, Larkin Hood, Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time(s): 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Krause Innovation Studio, 201 Chambers Building, University Park
Chas BruaLarkin Hood

Labs are an important and unique teaching context, and leading them requires resolving many challenges: How can I make sure students are prepared for the lab? What if groups aren’t functioning well? What if my students are at many different levels of engagement or understanding? Join Research Associate and Instructional Consultants Chas Brua and Larkin Hood, and Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for Leading Successful Lab Sessions.

 

Takeaways from the workshop: Best practices for promoting learning via lab activities.