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- FIT: Classroom Assessment TechniquesStarts: 9:00 amEnds: September 22, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: onlineDescription: Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are strategies to quickly assess student learning and provide feedback. In this workshop, participants will discuss, practice, and share a variety of approaches for assessing students’ learning.Register here
- FIT / PTP / CoAT: Effective Teaching With TechnologyStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: September 23, 2014 - 4:30 pmLocation: Talley Student Center, BallroomDescription: Using technology in today’s classroom brings both challenges and new possibilities. You might wonder – How can it I use it productively? What tools are available for me to use? How do I keep technology from being a distraction? What are best practices in using technology in the classroom? Come to this interactive workshop and technology sandbox led by the PFL Team, DELTA, and NC State Libraries to learn how to harness these powerful tools and use them effectively in the classroom.Register here
- FIT: Classroom ManagementStarts: 9:00 amEnds: September 29, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: onlineDescription: Managing the classroom environment is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This workshop is designed to address classroom management issues and concerns. Topics will include: creating a welcoming environment, establishing guidelines and expectations, maintaining professionalism, and handling disruptive students.Register here
- FIT: Effective Questioning TechniquesStarts: 10:00 amEnds: September 30, 2014 - 12:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 126Description: “Are there any questions?” How many times have you asked this question only to receive blank stares from your students? Learning to ask effective questions is an essential skill for every teacher, regardless of the type of classroom environment. In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and techniques for asking questions effectively to generate more student participation. We will discuss word choice, timing, types of questions, and overall presentation style.Register here
- FIT: Teaching Philosophy Peer ReviewStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: September 30, 2014 - 4:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 126Description: Writing your teaching philosophy is one of the most challenging tasks you will do when developing your portfolio. It is also the most important. After you have completed Parts 1 and 2 of the Introduction to the Teaching Portfolio online module, bring two copies of your teaching philosophy draft to this informal session to work with a peer to develop your best teaching philosophy statement. This is the perfect opportunity to “field test” your philosophy, receive comments on your draft, and offer constructive feedback to one of your peers. Note: This workshop does not count as one of the six required workshops for the CoAT program.Register here
- Witherspoon 201, Dara Wilson GrantStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: September 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
- RCR / TDSS: Effective Data Management for Your ResearchStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: October 2, 2014 - 3:00 pmLocation: Talley Student Unioin, Room 3285Description: Register here
- FIT: Introduction to TeachingStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: October 3, 2014 - 4:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 126Description: The Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection. This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom. All CoAT participants must complete this workshop. Register here
- PDS / TDSS: Refworks: A Reference Management Tool that Saves TimeStarts: 10:00 amEnds: October 7, 2014 - 12:00 pmLocation: DH Hill Library, ITTC Lab 1A-BDescription: Register here
- PDS: Stress ManagementStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: October 10, 2014 - 3:30 pmLocation: Nc State University Student Health ServicesDescription: The world of graduate school can be overwhelming and stressful. Come join us as we explore the physiologic reasons for stress, compare different responses to stress, set goals to handle stress in a healthy way, and practice some stress-reducing techniques. Register here
- FIT / PTP / CoAT: Leading With Care: Recognizing and Responding to Emotional Distress in StudentsStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: October 14, 2014 - 2:00 pmLocation: Talley Student Unioin, Room 4280Description: Teaching Assistants and Postdocs have the chance to really get to know the undergraduates they teach in recitations, small groups, and labs - sometimes, even better than the faculty members that oversee large classes. Because of this close interaction, you are perfectly suited to identify students in need. QPR-Question, Persuade, Refer, is live-saving training that equips you to handle situations with students in need, and get them to the resources that can save their lives. This training is vital for everyone who works with students on a regular basis. Come learn how to best support your students! Register here
- PDS/OPA: Communicating Your Value - Crafting your CV and Cover LetterStarts: 10:00 amEnds: October 15, 2014 - 12:00 pmLocation: Talley Student Union, 3285Description: Resumes, CVs, and letters play a strategic function in the job search process with the primary goal being: Get An Interview. Poorly written documents can be a barrier to making this happen. This workshop will show you how to represent your skills, strengths and abilities as well as the potential value you have to offer an employer. Time will not allow for individual resume critiques in this workshop, but information will be provided that can significantly improve your resume. Individual appointments can be made with your career professional in the Career Development Center. Register here
- FIT: Writing Learning OutcomesStarts: 9:00 amEnds: October 20, 2014 - 11:59 pmLocation: onlineDescription: This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the process of writing effective learning outcomes. As the basis for structured teaching and instruction, learning outcomes help to define teacher expectations for students within the curriculum, and writing learning outcomes is one of the most important steps to take before entering the classroom. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of learning outcomes in the classroom and learn how to design successful learning outcomes.
- FIT: Establishing Credibility and Authority in the ClassroomStarts: 9:00 amEnds: October 27, 2014 - 11:59 pmLocation: onlineDescription: For new instructors and graduate teaching assistants, it can be challenging to establish credibility and authority in the classroom. In this workshop, we will discuss how instructor credibility and legitimacy is established or lost and explore ways to respond to subtle and direct challenges to your authority. We will discuss how to change an environment once this type of challenge has occurred so you and your students can refocus and re-establish stability in the classroom.
- PDS/OPA: Beyond Networking: Navigating LinkedInStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: November 4, 2014 - 2:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 201Description: Are you interested in creating and maintaining a professional online presence? Leveraging LinkedIn to grow your network? Then come join us for this hands-on workshop where you will create a Linkedin account, grow your network, and learn to leverage it for your career goals. Register here