Best of all, all of the WinterFest sessions are completely free and online, meaning that you can participate from the comfort of your own home with a mug of hot chocolate in your hand and no worry of the weather in your head.
Simply click on the session titles below to register. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Assessments: Overview of Best Thinking and Best Practices (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Tuesday, January 7 from 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. via web
Assessments: Best Practices for Developing Effective Multiple Choice Tests (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Tuesday, January 7 from 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. via web
ANGEL: Using ANGEL's Assessments to Improve Teaching and Learning (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Wednesday, January 8 from 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. via web
Assessments: Improving Multiple Choice Tests through Item Analysis (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Wednesday, January 8 from 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via web
For information about addtional WinterFest events: http://tlt.psu.edu/2013/12/02/winterfest-offers-all-star-lineup-of-free-online-training/
The sessions in this half-day conference will be especially valuable for graduate students who will serve as teaching assistants or course instructors either now or in the future. The conference sessions will be led by experienced TAs, faculty, and Schreyer Institute instructional consultants.
Come to one session or several!
All the sessions are free. We look forward to seeing you there.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast and Welcome
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.: Advice from Faculty: Creating a Productive Relationship
with Your Adviser
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions
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.
Getting ready to enter the job market? No matter where you are in the process of creating your Teaching Philosophy, this interactive workshop, presented by Graduate Consultants Jessica Arends and Shiv Karunakaran, will provide you with the tools you need for developing a strong statement that will stand out. The focus of our time will be on how to craft a meaningful description of why you do what you do, how you do it, and how your approach reflects deeper thoughts about your teaching. This workshop is part of a three-seminar series focusing on professional development and preparation for the job market.
All graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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