Workshops for GSMs and Faculty Coordinators of GSI Training

Each academic year CRLT offers the following programs. Check back in early May for the updated schedule and registration links. For questions about these events, please contact Ronit Ajlen, ronitg@umich.edu or 734-763-2880.

Event Dates Short Description
Running Practice Teaching Sessions Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training. This session is intended for individuals who will be facilitating practice teaching sessions at a CRLT or department teaching orientation, as part of other departmental GSI training/development, or in their role of GSM. 

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

 

Strategies for Training New GSIs Thu, 08/16/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

This workshop is an introduction to the various strategies that GSMs and GSI Coordinators can use during the training and development of GSIs. We will model and discuss the use of video, case studies, role plays, brainstorming, and other approaches to GSI training. We will also discuss what the most important components of a GSI training program are. This workshop is ideal for GSMs and GSI Coordinators planning a new GSI training experience from scratch, but is also useful for those looking to revise an already existing program.

 

Running Practice Teaching Sessions Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training. This session is intended for individuals who will be facilitating practice teaching sessions at a CRLT or department teaching orientation, as part of other departmental GSI training/development, or in their role of GSM. 

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

 

Observing Classes and Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks (MSFs) Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

This workshop is designed to give GSMs, GSI Coordinators, and new GSICs a framework for observing their GSIs' classes and collecting student feedback. Using role plays and interactive activities, participants will learn how to set up classroom visits, collect objective data during an observation, and use the consultation process to help GSIs be more reflective about their teaching. Participants in this workshop will also learn how to collect midterm feedback from students using small-group discussions and how to use that feedback in a consultation with the GSI. 

Consulting with GSIs Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

This workshop is intended for GSMs, Faculty GSI Coordinators, or Teaching Consultants. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice techniques for consulting with GSIs on their teaching, including interpreting and discussing student ratings. In addition to providing time for practice and reflection, we will discuss the various roles a consultant can play in the process of consultation.

 

GSI Training Networking Lunch Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training. 

This lunch program provides a great opportunity for Graduate Student Mentors (GSMs) and others who directly support GSI training and development across the university to meet, network, and share strategies.

Running Practice Teaching Sessions Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training. This session is intended for individuals who will be facilitating practice teaching sessions at a CRLT or department teaching orientation, as part of other departmental GSI training/development, or in their role of GSM. 

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

Consulting with GSIs Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

This workshop is intended for GSMs, Faculty GSI Coordinators, or Teaching Consultants. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice techniques for consulting with GSIs on their teaching, including interpreting and discussing student ratings. In addition to providing time for practice and reflection, we will discuss the various roles a consultant can play in the process of consultation.

 

Observing Classes and Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks (MSFs) Fri, 01/18/2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

This workshop is designed to give GSMs, GSICs, ETCs and GSI Coordinators a framework for observing their GSIs' classes and collecting student feedback. Using role plays and interactive activities, participants will learn how to set up classroom visits, collect objective data during an observation, and use the consultation process to help student instructors be more reflective about their teaching. Participants in this workshop will also learn how to collect midterm feedback from students using small-group discussions and how to use that feedback in a consultation with the instructor.