The annual GE Day of Teaching, offered by TEP, the Provost’s Teaching Academy, and the Graduate School, helps all graduate student teachers access high-quality training before they enter the classroom and invites them into the vibrant and supported UO teaching community. They will work with TEP, UO faculty, and experienced GE peers to learn inclusive, engaged, and research-led teaching practices so they can begin their UO teaching careers with confidence.
This year’s GE Day of Teaching will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Training sessions include:
- Teaching as the Sole Instructor, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
TEP will facilitate a session aimed for graduate students who will be teaching or co-teaching their first course as the instructor of record in 2020-2021. This session will engage participants in hands-on course design that will help them articulate clear learning objectives, design transparent assignments, facilitate interactive classroom activities, build classroom community, establish class policies and expectations, and provide students with meaningful feedback. They’ll leave with a basic course outline and specific ideas for assignments and class activities in hand.
- Leading Discussion Sections or Leading Labs, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
TEP and a team of experienced faculty and GEs will facilitate sessions on for graduate students who will have section or lab GE assignments in 2020-2021. Participants will begin the afternoon in small, highly interactive sessions that will help them learn strategies to get to know students, establish clear classroom expectations, organize activities for rich discussions or productive labs, and grade more efficiently while providing meaningful feedback. In the second part of the afternoon, participants will come together to hear tips from experienced GEs, consider strategies for addressing difficult classroom situations, and learn ways to work more effectively with GE colleagues and lead instructors as part of teaching teams.
Register here for the 2020 GE Day of Teaching.