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  • Stiteler Hall
    B10
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The Power of the Syllabus! Crafting an Effective Syllabus to Chart the Course for a Great Semester

Facilitator: Professor Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Education

As graduate students, we’ve seen a lot of syllabi in our day, and possibly had the chance to develop our own. Ever wonder what distinguishes the good from the great syllabi, or if you’re maximizing all that a syllabus can do? In this workshop, Dr. Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher will discuss how syllabus design and communication on the first day of […]

  • Stiteler Hall
    Room B21
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Teaching in a Polarized Campus

Facilitator: Abigail Dym, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Controversial topics inevitably arise in learning environments. This CETLI workshop will address how TAs and instructors might prepare to bring up controversial topics in today's often polarized political and campus environments. We will discuss how to best prepare lesson plans about topics that can become contentious, like racism or climate change; and look for productive […]

  • Stiteler Hall
    Room B26
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Penn Active Learning Symposium

Penn Active Learning Symposium Full DescriptionThursday, May 9th, 1:00 - 4:30pm, Stiteler Hall B26 1:00-2:00pm – Stiteler Hall B26. Keynote talk: “Low Risk, High Reward Strategies for Making Your Classes More Active” by Dr. Sehoya CotnerI will draw from my own, sometimes disastrous, experiences exploring the impact of active learning (versus traditional pedagogies) and share […]

  • Stiteler Hall
    Silverstein Forum
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The Challenge of Teaching Contentious and Current Events

Facilitator: Danielle Hanley, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Professor Sil writes and teaches on Russian politics. This workshop will focus on the challenges of teaching subjects that touch on current events. This workshop will also welcome discussion of experiences teaching contentious issues, which is a common occurrence in a political science classroom. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns […]

  • Stiteler Hall
    Silverstein Forum
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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching

Facilitator: Mark Lewis, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Education and Danielle Hanley, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Political Science

In interdisciplinary courses, an instructor's experience, students' interests and backgrounds, and the goals of the course may all overlap in unpredictable ways. How can these courses successfully meet the needs of all students? This workshop addresses the teaching challenges of interdisciplinary courses and classrooms. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns […]

  • Stiteler Hall
    Silverstein Forum
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TA Tell-All: Tips and Tricks of the Trade As We Look Ahead to Spring Semester Teaching

Facilitator: Danielle Hanley, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Former and current TAs will be available to answer questions for current and future TAs.The purpose of this roundtable is to open up a space for a genuine conversation about TAing at Penn, where we might discuss anything from professor expectations, to managing your time as a TA, to teaching outside of one's area of […]