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GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS'
COMMUNICATION SKILLS WORKSHOP FS-17
August 14-18, 2017
G-5 Humanities-Social Sciences Building
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED AT ALL ACTIVITIES
Monday August 14, 2017
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome & Announcements Lucy Sutcliffe
9:05-9:15 Undergrad Resources Jeff Cawlfield, VP, UGS
9:20-10:15 GTA Practicum Leroy Cox
10:30 - 11:15 GTAs & the Law Merliee Krueger
11:15-11:30 Using Canvas in your Classroom Raz Kerwin, Ed Tech
11:30 – 12:15 Assessment Procedures Lucy Sutcliffe
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 GTA Survival Skills Lance Haynes
2:30 - 3:00 Active Learning Katie Grantham
3:15 - 4:00 Workshop Alumni Panel Irina Ivliyeva
4:00 - 5:00 Classroom Management Terry Robertson
Tuesday August 15, 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 August 16, 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, August 18.
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.. 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, 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. We will email you a specific link to GoogleDrive. If you have not received this 6 hours of your practice presentation, please email email@example.com. Your presentation, with edits as suggested by your colleagues and a Workshop faculty, will be repeated as the major portion of your Workshop evaluation.
** FINAL ASSESSMENT
Your final assessment will include your 10- minute presentation. If you have some PowerPoint slides, please bring them on a thumb drive-do not retrieve if from your email! At first, you will be asked for some general information about yourself and then asked to give your presentation. You may be aksed questions concerning your lesson. Then, you will be asked to make an impromptu class announcement about a typical GTA. Finally, you will be asked to respond to some typical student questions.
Each participant will be assigned a reporting time for their final assessment. This is the only time you will be required to report during the remainder of the Workshop. Whenever possible, each participant will be assessed by a panel of at leat four individuals, including one faculty member from your department, one Workshop 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 instead of printing it out. There is information on teaching, syllabi and what’s required, resources, and tips for all, including special information for international GTAs. The website is: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a part of being enrolled in the Workshop, you have access to the GTA Organization on CANVAS 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.