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

 

10:30-10:45                        Break

 

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

                                                       

3:00-3:15                               Break                            

 

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

 

 

*PRACTICE PRESENTATION

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.