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GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS'
COMMUNICATION SKILLS WORKSHOP SP-17
January 9-13, 2017
G-5 Humanities-Social Sciences Building
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED AT ALL ACTIVITIES
Monday January 9, 2017
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome & Announcements Lucy Sutcliffe
9:05-9:20 Undergrad Resources Jeff Cawlfield, VP, UGS
9:20-10:30 GTA Practicum Merilee Krueger-Wilsdorf
10:45-11:15 Teachng Resources on Campus Raz Kerwin, Ed Tech
11:15 – 12:00 Assessment Procedures Lucy Sutcliffe
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 GTA Survival Skills Lance Haynes
2:15 - 3:00 Active Learning Katie Grantham
3:15 - 4:15 Classroom Management Terry Robertson
Tuesday January 10, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 Cultural Orientation Pt 1 Irina Ivliyeva
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Cultural Orientation Pt 2 Irina Ivliyeva
12:00 - 12:15 Reminders & Tips Lucy Sutcliffe
FOR THE REST OF THE WORKSHOP, YOU ONLY NEED TO BE HERE AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIMES.
PLEASE DO NO BE LATE!!!
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Practice Presentations* - Designated students meet in assigned rooms
3:15 - 4:45 Practice Presentations* - Designated students meet in assigned rooms
Wednesday January 11, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 Practice Presentations* – Designated students meet in assigned rooms
10:30 - 12:00 Practice Presentations* – Designated students meet in assigned rooms
1:00 - 5:00 Assessments** begin, and continue through Friday, January 13 , 2017
Each participant will be assigned a reporting time for their practice presentation. The presentation will be repeated as the major portion of your Workshop evaluation. You are to prepare an 8-10 minute lesson segment for presentation to an imaginary class. Assume that your audience is one of the classes you will teach as a GTA but pick a very simple topic (NOT your research!) so that you can teach it thoroughly in 8-10 minutes. Although this is only a portion of what would be a longer lesson, it must include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. You may wish to use the board, transparencies, PowerPoint or other visual aids and any handouts you have prepared. There will be strict adherence to the time limits. Good teachers plan well for the use of the time available.
Your presentation will be recorded. Please watch it and learn from it. We encourage you to watch with a colleague as you will learn more this way. Your recording is found on Canvas as GTA Organization, Tegrity classes (on far left). You must allow for popups.
Your presentation, with edits suggested by your colleagues and a Workshop staff person, will be repeated as the major portion of your Workshop evaluation.
** FINAL ASSESSMENT
Your final assessment will include your 10 minute presentation. In addition, you will be asked for some general information about yourself, you will be asked to make an impromptu class announcement and there may be questions asked you concerning your lesson. Also, you will be asked to respond to some typical student questions.
Each participant will be assigned a reporting time for assessment. This is the only time you will be required to report during the remainder of the workshop. Each participant will be assessed by a panel of four individuals, including one faculty member from your department, one Workshop professor/ staff member, and two undergraduate students. The assessment procedure takes about 25 minutes. Copies of the final report on your participation and assessment will be emailed to you and to your department chair before midnight on the day of your assessment.
WEBSITE & CANVAS
Much of the material we cover in the Workshop is found on our website. There is information on teaching, syllabi and what’s required, resources, presentation tips, and special information for international GTAs. The website is: www.sccen.mst.edu.
As a part of being enrolled in the Workshop, you have access to Canvas on the GTA Organization. It is cross linked with the website so materials will be available after the Workshop. However, if something speaks to you, we suggest strongly that you make your own copy and files.