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Upcoming Teaching Workshops for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Posted by on Friday, November 13, 2015 in Events, News.

Kirsten-MendozaAn Enticing Glimpse into Your Classroom: Crafting an Effective Teaching Portfolio

In this workshop we will gather and select documentation to help capture your unique approach to teaching. As a participant, you will receive individualized feedback on your documents which will help you determine how best to describe your pedagogy and to discern which items highlight your effectiveness as a teacher. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students from the departments of English, Creative Writing, and Philosophy.

Date: Wednesday, Nov 18th
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching
Facilitator: Kirsten Mendoza, Graduate Teaching Affiliate

Graduate Student & Postdocs Register Here


Ben GalinaJane HirtleImprov for the Millennial Learner

Never far from an Internet connection, today’s university students move indiscriminately between the online and physical realms. The presence of these “digital natives” (Prensky, 2001) on college campuses nationwide—and the attendant fear that our work as researchers and educators will be indecipherable to them—has fueled a number of initiatives in higher education, from changes in course management platforms to the nigh ubiquitous job postings for digital humanities scholars. Yet, the urgency that undergirds these calls for innovation ignores the hybridized experience of Millennial Learners. In this workshop, we will explore techniques for engaging digital natives using improvisation techniques. Participants will learn about relevant research in teaching and learning before moving through a series improv exercises adapted for the classroom.

Date: Monday, Dec 7th
Location: Center for Teaching
Facilitators: Ben Galina & Jane Hirtle

Graduate Student & Postdocs Register Here

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