October

TA 101
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 10/1/2021
This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.
Teach to Reach: Maximizing Learning for All Students
Facilitated by Lauraine Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Biology, Penn State Mont Alto and Mary Ann Tobin, Assistant Research Professor & Faculty Consultant, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Monday, 10/4/2021 to Sunday, 10/31/2021
Canvas

A collaboration between the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE), Student Disability Resources, World Campus, and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), this free, non-credit, asynchronous online course begins on Monday, October 4 and ends Sunday, October 31.
   
In the built environment, Universal Design enables each of us to gain unimpeded access to a particular place, whether or not we require some form of accommodation. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) applies a similar set of brain-based, research-backed principles to the learning environment. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify, select, and apply UDL principles that are appropriate to their individual courses.

This four-week, entirely asynchronous, online course provides an opportunity for faculty of any rank or status, teaching assistants, post-doctoral instructors from all disciplines, and members of the learning design community to explore and apply UDL principles. It includes three pre-recorded lectures by Allison Posey, CAST Curriculum and Design Specialist, and discussion and practice based on information drawn from teaching and learning literature on UDL, as well as from the experiences of individual participants. Participants may be invited to submit the results of their course work as exemplars in future SITE courses and events.

Leveraging Technology to Promote Learning
Facilitated by Deena Levy, Associate Research Professor and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Tuesday, 10/5/2021, 9:05 - 10:20 a.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop.

Deena Levy ( portrait)John Elia ( portrait)This interactive workshop will focus on ways in which technology can be used to optimize students' learning experiences both in and outside of the classroom. Topics may include using technology for student engagement, assessment, and personal organization. We will also discuss best practices for choosing and implementing technological tools to support learning.

Registration will close one hour before the workshop starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.  

 


Turning Potential Disruptions into Learning Opportunities
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Wednesday, 10/6/2021, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop.

Chas Brua ( portrait)John Elia ( portrait)Disruptive situations can occur in any course. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss ways to create a climate where disruptive behavior is less likely to occur—and to get the learning back on track when it does.

Registration will close one hour before the workshop starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.  


Teaching So All Your Students Are Included, Part 1
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, and Kris McLain, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Thursday, 10/7/2021, 9:05 - 10:20 a.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop.

Beate Brunow (portrait)Kris McLain (portrait)In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how to create inclusive learning environments. We will examine our own assumptions and values about teaching and learning (hidden curriculum), the diversity of identities learners bring to the classroom, and how we might use the syllabus as a communication tool to set up an inclusive environment.

 

Registration will close one hour before the workshop starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts. 


Feeling Confident and Comfortable Teaching in a U.S. Classroom
Faciliated by Chas Brua, Adam Smith and Meredith Doran
Wednesday, 10/13/2021, 9:05 - 10:35 a.m.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link before the workshop.

Chas Brua ( portrait)adam smith (portrait)International instructors and TAs might sometimes find it challenging to navigate the values and attitudes inherent in U.S. undergraduate education. In this interactive workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua and Adam Smith of SITE and Meredith Doran of EPPIC, we'll explore practical strategies that international instructors/TAs can use to project both expertise and approachability. 

Registration will close one hour before the workshop starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.  

 

 


Collecting and Giving Feedback that Promotes Learning
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Wednesday, 10/13/2021, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom
This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.
Teaching So All Your Students Are Included, Part 2
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, and Kris McLain, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Thursday, 10/14/2021, 9:05 - 10:20 a.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop.

Beate Brunow (portrait)Kris McLain (portrait)In this interactive workshop, participants will examine questions around course design and its connection to creating a sense of belonging for students. Participants will also discuss various strategies that can center inclusive approaches in their teaching.

Registration will close one hour before the workshop starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.  

 


Preparing a Teaching Statement for Your Job Search
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, and Deena Levy, Associate Research Professor
Thursday, 10/14/2021, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Via Zoom
This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.
Reflection Activity for the Instruction Foundations Series
Faciliated by Larkin Hood, Associate Research Professor and Deena Levy, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 10/15/2021
http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/instructionalfoundations

Larkin Hood ( Portrait)Deena Levy ( portrait)Those who intend to participate in the Instructional Foundations Series for Fall 2021 will need to register for this event for access to the Series blog and to indicate intent to earn the completion certificate.

Register for IFS Reflection Activity to indicate your intention to participate in the Series no later than 10/15.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, Lisa Shantz and Jessica Kirkwood
Wednesday, 10/27/2021
Via Zoom

Chas Brua ( portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)In this interactive workshop, we'll present recommendations for creating an effective teaching statement (AKA teaching philosophy). Participants will reflect on their own teaching and learning experiences, examine a sample teaching statement for strengths and weaknesses, and draft ideas for their own teaching statements.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.