Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Fall 2014 Agenda

 

Monday, August 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

at the Michigan League

 

Please bring your MCard and consider dressing in layers since Michigan League rooms vary in temperature. 

   
Monday  
1:00-1:25 p.m. Plenary (Ballroom)
1:30-2:00 p.m. TBD: Welcome to Teaching, CRLT Players (Ballroom)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Panel with Experienced GSIs (Ballroom)
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4:15 p.m. Preparing for the First Week of Teaching (see session descriptions here)
 
  • Preparing for the First Week of Teaching Undergraduate Students
  • Preparing for the First Week of Teaching Graduate Students
  • Preparing for the First Week of Teaching Lab Courses
Tuesday  
8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Ballroom)
9:00-9:15 a.m. Teaching Matters (Ballroom)
9:15-10:00 a.m. Classroom Communication (Ballroom)
10:00-10:15 a.m. Travel Time
10:15 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Practice Teaching (various rooms in the Michigan League and MLB)
12:25-1:15 p.m. Lunch (Ballroom)
 
  • GEO Presentation from 12:35-1:05 p.m.
1:15-2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I (see session descriptions here)
 
  • Dealing with Controversy During Classroom Discussions
  • Evaluating Student Writing
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Humanities
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Social Sciences
  • Facilitating Group Work to Maximize Learning in Labs and Discussions
  • Leading Problem Solving Sessions
  • One-to-One Teaching in Music, Art, Dance & Architecture (Part I)
  • Strategies for Teaching Foreign Language Courses
  • Teaching Effectively with Technology
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II (see session descriptions here)
 
  • Dealing with Controversy During Classroom Discussions
  • Evaluating Student Writing
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Humanities
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Social Sciences
  • Grading in Quantitative Courses and the Sciences
  • Identity and Authority in the Classroom
  • One-to-One Teaching in Music, Art, Dance & Architecture (Part II)
  • Teaching Effectively with Technology

If you have questions, contact Amber Smith (alrsmith@umich.edu).

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