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  • 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.

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Thinking Proactively About Accommodations & Accessibility

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

What can you do to prepare for disability accommodations before you even get them? This session will explore ways you can focus on what’s most important about your course and plan for flexibility in your course design so that students with accommodations (and others) feel supported as they learn.

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Supporting Students with Disabilities by Making Course Materials Accessible

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Creating accessible course materials – from documents, to instructional videos, to Canvas sites – can ensure that students are able to fully engage with your course. In this session, you will learn how to efficiently create and remediate frequently-used course materials to be usable by all students, particularly those who receive disability-related accommodations.

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Creating a Class Atmosphere that Encourages Discussion Across Difference

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Conversations about and across differences are crucial to learning in many classes, yet many instructors feel anxious about engaging topics that seem too controversial.  In this session, you’ll share ideas about strategies to create a trusting classroom where students can speak with and listen to each other in productive ways.

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Engaging Your Students on the First Day

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

What we do on the first day of class matters for how the rest of the semester unfolds. It is an opportunity to introduce yourself and your course design, provide students with a glimpse of your teaching style, and communicate your expectations. This session will explore ways to make you and your students feel at […]

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Polling for Active Learning and Lecturing

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Live polling is a great way to make lectures more interactive. In this session, we’ll explore best practices in polling activity design and offer practical tips for running live polls and tracking student participation. We’ll consider the benefits and drawbacks of PollEverywhere in particular and answer questions about its integration capabilities with Canvas and presentation […]

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Canvas Can Do That?! Canvas Features That Can Save You Time

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

In this quick session, we’ll explore some hidden, timesaving features in Canvas, including creating a reusable bank of comments for students, messaging students in bulk according to their submission status or grades, and having Canvas drop students’ lowest grades automatically. There will also be time to troubleshoot ways you want to make Canvas work better […]

  • 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. […]

  • Towne Building
    108
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Designing Group Work for the Classroom

Facilitator: Dr. Paulo Arratia of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics & Dr. Leann Dourte of Bioengineering

Group work can be a great way for students to learn collaboratively but is most effective when instructors give careful consideration to its design. Drs. Paulo Arratia and Leann Dourte will start this informal conversation by sharing their experiences designing and facilitating group work in the classroom. We’ll consider practical strategies for incorporating elements of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Getting Students Ready for Exams During Class

Facilitator: Drs. Thomas E. Mallouk, Chemistry & Loretta A. Sernekos, Nursing

Giving students support for regular practice with the skills and concepts of a course,  can help them feel more prepared for exams and midterms because students continue learning throughout the semester. To start this session, Tom Mallouk of Chemistry and Loretta Sernekos of Nursing will share concrete strategies for getting students engaged with course materials […]

  • 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.

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Addressing Student Anxiety While Still Creating a Rigorous Class

Facilitator: Drs. Dennis Flores, Nursing & Peter T. Struck, Classics

Instructors have been concerned by the rise in student anxiety since the pandemic but are unsure how to address it. In this session, Dennis Flores from Nursing and Peter Struck from Classics will begin this conversation by explaining how they have worked to reduce student anxiety while maintaining high standards for student learning. 

  • Zoom (Register for Link)
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Leveraging Generative AI to Develop Quiz and Exam Questions

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

In this session we’ll explore prompts and strategies to optimize the use of generative AI tools like Bing, Chat, and Bard to expand your pool of quiz and exam questions while still providing equally difficult versions of your assessments. We’ll also explore ways to deliver different versions of your exams including using tools like Gradescope […]

  • 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 […]