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  • Caster Building
    311
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Integrating Clinical Practice into Your Teaching Philosophy

Facilitator: Dr. Phyllis Solomon, Associate Dean for Research and the Kenneth L. Pray Chair in Social Policy & Practice

This workshop will be a facilitated Q&A, featuring CETLI Fellow Ari Gzesh and Dr. Phyllis Solomon, SP2’s Associate Dean for Research and the Kenneth L. Pray Chair in Social Policy & Practice. Dr. Solomon will provide insights into integrating clinical practice and real-world application into academic pursuits, including research and teaching. She will focus on […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    134 (CETLI/OLI Seminar Room)
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Teaching Inclusively Across Political Divides 

Facilitator: Lourdes Contreras, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Italian Studies

This workshop will discuss pedagogical approaches to political diversity in the classroom and ways to create an environment that fosters effective conversations among students about cultural material covered in class. The discussion will focus on strategies and conversations that have been productive in helping students arrive at their own conclusions independently while maintaining inclusive and […]

  • Annenberg School
    225
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Teaching or Critiquing? Theory vs. Practice in Communication Classrooms

Facilitator: Professor Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media at Risk

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Annenberg School for Communication and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Goddard Labs
    207
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Integrating Active Learning into the General Biology Classroom

Facilitator: Drs. Doris Wagner and Nicholas Betley, Biology

Active learning brings about its own unique challenges and advantages. In this workshop we will hear from two professors, Dr. Doris Wagner and Dr. Nicholas Betley, who have taught one of the introductory biology courses for many years. Several years ago, they were both a part of overhauling the curriculum to include active learning strategies. […]

  • Levine Hall
    612
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Crafting Effective Engineering Lectures: Insights and Strategies

Facilitator: Professor, Boon Thau Loo, Computer & Information Science

In the dynamic world of engineering education, delivering impactful lectures is paramount. Professor Boon Thau Loo, recipient of the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence, will delve into the nuances of lecture preparation, explore techniques to structure content compellingly and strike the delicate balance between audience interaction and lecture flow. Additionally, in this workshop we will […]

  • Cohen Hall
    237
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Bringing Insight from Allied Disciplines into the Religious Studies Classroom

Facilitator: Professor Jolyon Thomas, Religious Studies

The wide range of both research methodology and subject matter in Religious Studies means that it is an inherently interdisciplinary field. Consequently, nearly all scholars in Religious Studies will have a foot in some other department. In this workshop, we will talk about strategies for bridging these disciplinary boundaries. In particular, Professor Thomas, who held […]

  • McNeil Building
    526
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Using Multimedia to Create Affirming Classroom Environments

Facilitator: Professor Kim McKay, Lecturer, Masters of Social Work

Kim McKay, PhD, LSW, Med is a full-time lecturer in both the MSW and MSSP programs. They will provide insights into how to use multimedia (video, podcasts, various types of texts) to augment more traditional ways of learning. Moreover, they will discuss classroom policies and practices that celebrate and affirm various identities (diverse learning needs, […]

  • Hayden Hall
    360
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How do we teach so all students learn and feel included?

Facilitator: Professor Jane Dmochowski, Earth & Environmental Sciences

This workshop will consider different teaching strategies that can help make sure our teaching is effective and inclusive of the entire class. Come ready to share and participate! All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Earth & Environmental Sciences department and so may be most useful to students in […]

  • Towne Building
    327
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Attendance Matters: Cultivating Classroom Commitment

Facilitator: Dr. Igor Bargatin, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

  • Chemistry Labs, '73 Wing
    Vagelos 2000
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Conversations on Mastery: Implementation to Course Design

Facilitator: Professor Marisa Kozlowski, Chemistry

Join us for a conversation on the pedagogy behind mastery. This workshop will cover actionable ways to implement mastery in the classroom as a TA, while gathering tools for future course design, focused on mastery and a growth mindset. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Chemistry department, and so may be […]

  • Leidy Labs
    113
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Inclusive Education in the Sciences

Facilitator: Dr. Mecky Pohlschröder, the director of the First Exposure to Research in Biological Sciences (FERBS)

Inclusive education in the sciences is critical for keeping diverse students engaged in scientific education and in maintaining diverse STEM fields. In this workshop, we will hear from Dr. Mecky Pohlschröder, the director of the First Exposure to Research in Biological Sciences (FERBS), about creating an inclusive environment for students.   All graduate students are […]

  • PCPSE (Perelman Poli Sci and Econ)
    335
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Working with Undergraduates Beyond the Classroom

Facilitator: Stephanie Perry, Executive Director, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES)

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Cohen Hall
    204
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Teaching Texts in Translation

Facilitator: Professor Jamal Elias, Religious Studies

We take it as axiomatic in our research that a text cannot be fully understood when read in translation. But outside of dedicated language departments, instructors of undergraduate courses can rarely expect their students to have reading facility in languages other than English. So how do we navigate the fact that the texts which our […]

  • Towne Building
    225 - Raisler Lounge
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Teaching Through Primary Literature

Facilitator: Dr. Jenny Jiang, Associate Professor, Bioengineering

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Bioengineering department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

  • Levine Hall
    512
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Contemporary Educational Tools and Techniques

Facilitator: Professor Ryan Baker, Education

With the rise of hybrid teaching models, how can educators seamlessly merge traditional classroom experiences with online platforms? How can educators harness the power of emerging technologies to elevate the learning experience? Professor Ryan Baker will facilitate a discussion on the topic drawing from his extensive research on the topic. All graduate students are welcome. This […]

  • Fisher-Bennett Hall
    406
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Teaching and school and life, oh my!

Facilitator: Professor Doug Jerolmack, Earth & Environmental Sciences

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Earth & Environmental Sciences department and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Williams Hall
    543 (Cherpack)
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Noticing Struggling Students

Facilitator: Dr. Christina E. Frei, Executive Director of Language Instruction , School of Arts and Sciences and Academic Director, Penn Language Center

This workshop seeks to address strategies for noticing and advising struggling students in the language classroom. These strategies of fostering a thoughtful and respectful dialogue with students however, can also apply to courses other than language and culture. In partner and group work, participants will discuss scaffolded approaches to guiding students through the demanding landscape […]

  • Annenberg School
    300
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Job Market Best Practices

Facilitator: Dr. Jenn Henrichsen, Annenberg Alumna, Assistant Professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Communication department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Towne Building
    215 (Cora Ingrum Conference Room)
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Lessons Learned in Lectureship: Perspectives from a Former Grad Student

Facilitator: Dr. Devin Carroll, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • PCPSE (Perelman Poli Sci and Econ)
    335
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Teaching in Transition

Facilitator: Dr. Jane Esberg, Assistant Professor, Political Science

This Q&A-style workshop will offer insights and tips about teaching while also being on the academic job market. Whether you have questions about teaching while transitioning from PhD student to postdoc, postdoc to assistant professor, or teaching while preparing for a big move in general, Dr. Esberg will be there to answer! All graduate students are welcome. […]

  • Williams Hall
    3
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Teaching With Audio

Facilitator: Dr. Samantha M. Cooper, Ariel and Joshua Weiner Family Fellow, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Many instructors in the humanities are accustomed to using the “reading” as the primary unit of analysis, and we are often trained to guide our students through an analysis of a written text. But cultural artifacts do not always come in written form. This workshop is designed to prepare graduate student instructors for facilitating undergraduate […]

  • Carolyn Lynch Laboratory
    117
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Preparing for the Teaching Job Market in the Biological Sciences

Facilitator: Dr. Corlett Wood, Assistant Professor, Biology

Preparing for the job market for a teaching-focused professorship (i.e. at a primarily undergraduate institution or liberal arts college/university) in the biological sciences can be daunting. In this workshop we will hear from Dr. Corlett Wood, who interviewed for positions at liberal arts colleges and research-focused institutions in the several years and whose partner has […]

  • Fisher Fine Arts Library
    The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 4th Floor
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Celebrate the Creation of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation

The newly established CETLI brings together the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Online Learning Initiative in a unified office to promote teaching excellence and innovation. Faculty, staff and students are invited to come together for this party to celebrate the new office and Penn’s commitment to teaching and learning. Join us for hor […]

  • Williams Hall
    543 (Cherpack)
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Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Language Classroom Through Identifying Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Dr. Julia Heim, Lecturer, Foreign Language, French and Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Hayden Hall
    360
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What it’s like teaching large classes (200+ students) and ways to make it work

Facilitator: Drs. Siobhan Whadcoat and Jon Hawkings, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Are you on a teaching team as a TA for a large intro class? Do you want to know more about what goes into these 200+ student classes?  Whether you are a current TA, going to be a TA, or wanting to learn about what it's like being the professor for large classes, this workshop is for you! […]

  • Levine Hall
    612
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Making Notation Approachable in Instructional Materials

Facilitator: Dr. Andrew M. Head, Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Science

Do you ever worry that your students' eyes will glaze over the second you show them a formula? Have you worried that you'll lose your audience when you show them your notation? In this CTL discussion, we will talk about the levers of control you have over your notation. We will discuss what is going […]