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Teaching in the US Webinar Series

 

Online discussions about teaching at North American universities, held monthly by live webconference between graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at the 43 CIRTL Network universities. Anyone is welcome to join in via a web browser or the Blackboard Collaborate mobile app. A headset or microphone is recommended to fully participate - contact cu-cirtl@cornell.edu to borrow equipment.

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Upcoming Sessions

February 13, 2017: Evaluating Teaching: How do I know I’m Being Effective in the Classroom?

  • Monday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Presenters: Linda Macri, Director of Writing and TA Training Initiatives, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, and Nabila Hijazi, University of Maryland, College Park Graduate Student
  • Description: In this webinar, we’ll consider what it means to be an effective teacher and discuss ways to determine how effective we are--without waiting for end of semester surveys. 

 

March 13, 2017: Intercultural Communication and Teaching: Understanding Each Other

  • Monday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Presenters: Linda Macri, Director of Writing and TA Training Initiatives, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, and Nabila Hijazi, University of Maryland, College Park Graduate Student
  • Description: In this webinar, we will examine how intercultural communication theories can shed light on the interaction between teachers and students, particularly when differences in culture play a major role in the ways we teach and learn. We’ll also consider how intercultural communication theories can help teachers understand and better respond to student needs, and we’ll look for ways to bridge cultural gaps that may impede learning.

 

April 10, 2017: Your Turn: Topics from the Learning Community

  • Monday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Presenters: Linda Macri, Director of Writing and TA Training Initiatives, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, and Nabila Hijazi, University of Maryland, College Park Graduate Student
  • Description: For our final webinar of the 2016-2017 academic year, we’d like to turn the discussion over to focus on questions, debates, themes, and issues from the learning community. Join us for this open forum to talk about issues related to teaching in the US that concern you.

 

Past Sessions

January 19, 2017: Teaching Writing in Your Classes When You Still Seek Support for Your Own Writing

  • Monday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Presenters: Nabila Hijazi and Linda Macri, University of Maryland
  • Description: Most classes require some writing, but many instructors, at all levels, feel ill-prepared to help students write better. When English isn’t your first language, that discomfort may be intensified. In this interactive event you'll learn ways to teach writing in your courses that will benefit your students and help you feel more confident in your own writing. Come with an idea for a writing assignment for a course OR a question about writing.

 

November 14, 2016: Motivating Students, or It’s MY Job to Make them Want to Learn?! 

  • Monday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Presenter: TBA
  • Description: Have you observed that your students don’t seem motivated in the classroom? Have you heard phrases such as “student engagement” or “six steps to motivate your students” and wondered what they mean for you? Join us to discuss and ask questions about theories of student motivation and student engagement pedagogies.

 

October 10, 2016: Making it Work in Your Classes and in Your Education

  • Monday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Presenters: Nabila Hijazi and Linda Macri, University of Maryland
  • Description: What is peer-to-peer learning, and how does it help learning and development? How and why might you implement more peer-to-peer instruction in your classroom? Join us discuss the shift to peer learning and what makes it effective for you as both an instructor and a student. Come ready with questions for discussion!