January

New Instructor Orientation - Spring 2018
Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Monday, 1/8/2018 to Friday, 2/23/2018,
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.

Registered participants will receive a registration confirmation immediately,  followed by an email within two business days with Canvas access instructions.

Registration closes at noon Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

The last day to register is noon, Wednesday, February 21, 2018. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018.

New Faculty Colleagues Group
Wednesday, 1/24/2018,
zoom
This is a closed customized presentation for the requesting department. If you are interested in a similar workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.
Writing your teaching philosophy statement
Facilitated by Chas Brua and Michael Murphy
Wednesday, 1/24/2018, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Chas Brua (portrait)Micheal Murphy portraitA teaching philosophy statement is required by many search committees as part of the faculty hiring process.

In this hands-on workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua and Michael Murphy, participants will identify their central beliefs about teaching and will consider kinds of evidence they can use to show those beliefs in action.

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

Preparing your teaching demo for a job interview
Presented by Chas Brua and Michael Murphy
Tuesday, 1/30/2018, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Chas Brua (portrait)Michael Murphy portraitYou've got one chance to showcase your teaching talents, but don't know where to begin!

Feeling nervous about your teaching demo and wondering how you should go about preparing to "teach" your prospective colleagues or students?

This workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua and Michael Murphy, will provide practical guidelines about preparing a stellar teaching demonstration.

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

Getting through the stack: Grading efficiently and fairly
Facilitated by Moji Shahvali and Wideline Seraphin
Wednesday, 1/31/2018, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Moji Shahvali (portrait)Wideline Seraphin (portrait)Do you find grading to be time-consuming and frustrating?

Do you spend hours writing comments on student papers, but feel doubtful that your comments are implemented, or even read?

In this workshop, led by Wideline Seraphin and Moji Shahvali, we'll discuss time-saving strategies, ways to ensure fairness, and strategies for providing meaningful feedback.

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