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August 2017

Creating and Implementing a Course: For Teaching Assistants

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Are you teaching a course for the first time this Fall? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ycp6jgpo

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Building an Effective Syllabus

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This workshop will guide participants' development of a course syllabus with important components, tone, learning goals, policies, guidelines and ways to invite student engagement.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples of syllabi for discussion. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7wxwscg

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Backward Course Design

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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What should students learn by the end of your course?  How will they learn and how will they know they learned what they should are key questions instructors need to answer for themselves and for their students.  This workshop will introduce the idea of Backward Course Design and essential components to design an effective learning environment.  Participants will create measurable learning objectives, outline lessons to address these objectives, and learn about tools to assess student learning. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yco9o4qs

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Learning Optimism

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7fqkfnl

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Energizing the Classroom: Integrating Active Learning Techniques

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Education research has definitively shown that the benefits of active learning in the undergraduate classroom far surpass traditional lecturing. Participants will learn a range of ways to engage students in the learning process, address higher order thinking, and develop ways to integrate active learning into their own teaching situations regardless of discipline or course. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y6wp7yg8

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September 2017

Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9vjcz9t

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October 2017

Creating a Teaching Statement and Portfolio

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Participants will assess their own teaching style and be able to communicate important aspects to a search committee via a teaching statement.  During this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare a competitive application package for teaching-oriented careers. Participants will work through several activities to communicate how they conceptualize learning, how they envision their teaching style and how to align claims made about teaching with documentation in a teaching portfolio. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7np9v8o

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