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Fall 2013 Teacher Trainings (September 16-27, 2013)

Every year the Teaching Effectiveness Program offers teacher training to all instructors. While trainings focus on those who are teaching for the first time, we welcome any instructor who would benefit by attending. Sessions fill quickly so early sign up is recommended.

Teacher Trainings

Technology Trainings (Blackboard and UO Blogs)


Teacher Trainings

Registration is required. Contact us, tep@uoregon.edu to register. There is no cost for these trainings, and if you were not able to attend the times below please contact us about setting up an individual consulation (see below).

Basic Teaching Skills (Leading a Discussion) - choose one date

September 17, 18, 23, 25, 26, 27 from 9am-3pm, Location: Lillis 175

As you prepare to lead your first sections, we’ll outline strategies for leading rich class discussions, encouraging students to prepare and participate, managing your group, preparing for exams, responding to student work, promoting critical thinking, working within the context and goals of the larger course and with your faculty mentor, and inhabiting an intermediary role between student and professor--and all the potential (and potential pressure) that comes with that. We’ll consider how this teaching work will support your own academic professionalization, and how to make the most of it.


Basic Teaching Skills (Online and Blended Course Design)

September 26 from 9am-3pm, Location: Anstett 191

We’ll discuss getting students to prepare and participate in an online course environment, promoting an online learning community, and outlining and drafting an online learning unit or assignment.

Teaching for the First Time as the Sole Instructor - choose one date

Sept. 16 and 20 from 9am-3pm, Location: Anstett 193

 

Now that you’re fully at the helm, we’ll discuss how to articulate and achieve your class goals, design and sequence assignments, facilitate discussion, build classroom community, and respond to student work. We’ll consider developing and remaining in tune with a teaching philosophy, melding your research and teaching identities, and gaining satisfaction from your teaching.
 

Teaching Large Classes

Customized Consultations

Whether you are able to make time for the Teacher Trainings listed above or not, the Teaching Effectiveness Program offers one-on-one consultations to prepare you for teaching. We can help with syllabus preparation, lesson/lecture planning, grading decisions, workload issues, managing GTFs and any other questions and concerns. Please contact us, tep@uoregon.edu to arrange a consultation.


Teaching in the U.S. for International Graduate Teaching Fellows

September 20, 1:30-4:30pm, Mills International Center

Presented by Robert Elliott, Char Heitman, and Trish Pashby

 

This workshop will provide an overview of the challenges IGTFs may face in the U.S. classroom and a chance to meet and network with fellow IGTFs. Topics covered will include strategies and techniques for teaching in U.S. university classrooms, overcoming cultural and language challenges, tips for a positive and effective first day of class, and accessing a variety of resources to support you in your position. A panel of current and former IGTFS will also be present to share their experiences with you.

 

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Technology Trainings

Contact us, tep@uoregon.edu to register.

Create, Collaborate, Highlight Student Work: Using UO Blogs for Increased Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program and Kelsey Davis, Information Services

Want to learn more about an easy-to-use academic blogging and web publishing service to help increase student engagement outside of class?

In this session we will tour the various tools and features the UO Blogs service at the University of Oregon offers instructors for increasing student engagement outside of class. We will explore how you can use UO Blogs to create course sites, course blogs, collaborative student assignments, and student eportfolios. Additionally, there will be an open time to receive hands-on help accessing and navigating the interface.


Getting Up to Speed with Blackboard: Introduction and Review

Dates: (Choose one) Monday, September 16th, 2013 or Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:30
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Are you new to the Blackboard system or do you need a refresher to the Blackboard system?

In this session we will offer a basic introduction to the Blackboard system. Participants will learn about the basics of accessing and developing your course sites and we will provide a general overview of best practices for using Blackboard. Additionally, there will be an open time to receive hands-on help accessing and navigating the interface.


Increasing Student Engagement with Blackboard: Maximizing the Tools and Features

Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:30
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Want to learn more about how the Blackboard system can help increase student engagement outside of class?

In this session we will tour the various tools and features to help instructors best maximize their Blackboard use. Some examples will include introducing ways in which to work media into your Blackboard site, managing and organizing testing and surveying, posting and organizing your course assignments, and looking at various ways to engage student participation and discussion. Additionally, there will be an open time to receive hands-on help accessing and navigating the interface.

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