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

 

10:15-10:30                       Break

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

                                                       

3:00-3:15                               Break                            

 

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.

 

 

*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..  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 dmpf339@mst.edu.  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 assessmentThis 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:  sccen@mst.edu

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.