Events



How to Individualize Learning in Large Courses

Dr. Benedict Brown, Computer and Information Sciences

Thursday, October 23 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer and Information Sciences

Location: Levine 307

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Computer and Information Sciences department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching and Integrating Research

Dr. Eileen Doherty-Sil, Associate Director, Undergraduate Program, Political Science

Monday, October 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Felllow, Political Science

Location: Stiteler Forum

Summary: This workshop will address tips and tricks for helping undergraduate students successfully complete the types of research assignments we give them as instructors. It will also focus on helping instructors bring their own research knowledge to the classroom as both an example of how to conduct research and as a collaborative project with students.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching Students at Different Levels

Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer and Information Science

Tuesday, October 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Many classes, ranging from introductory lectures to advanced seminars, are comprised of students with a wide variety of backgrounds. There may be freshmen sitting next to seniors, and non-majors next to majors. Some students may have taken similar courses that familiarized them with the content already, whereas others might be learning the subject for the first time. The class may be split between students who struggle to grasp basic concepts, and others who breeze through the material easily. How can you, as an instructor, make the content accessible and engaging to everyone in your class? In this workshop we will discuss the challenges to doing so in a heterogeneous classroom and strategies for managing those challenges.
All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.

Effective Lecturing

Philip Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies

Wednesday, October 29 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: What makes a lecture clear, engaging, and effective? What styles, techniques, and tools can be used to enhance a lecture? What are some useful tips for planning and organizing a lecture? When should technology be employed in a lecture? In this workshop, we’ll discuss these questions and more, all with the aim of developing strategies for successfully planning and giving lectures that inspire, engage, and teach.

Guiding Not Giving: Helping Students Figure Things Out Themselves

Emmabeth Parrish, CTL Graduate Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering

Thursday, October 30 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Often students come to TAs asking questions like: Is this the correct answer? How do you do this problem? Will I need to know this for the test? This session with help TAs better direct such inquiries toward helping students better grasp course content and think independently. Participants will discuss practical ways to answer these questions so as to prompt student thinking. After the session they will be better able to distinguish between showing students the pathway to solutions from giving them the solutions. They will leave thinking about how their teaching methods can guide students to figure things out for themselves.

Lend Me Your Ears: The Art of the Lecture

Professor Jeremy McInerney, Classics

Friday, October 31 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Alice Hu, CTL Graduate Fellow, Classics

Location: Classics lounge, 2nd floor Cohen

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching with Technology:
Multimedia Projects as Assignments – Videos and Websites

Professors Bob Ousterhout, History of Art, and Jeff Saven, Chemistry

Monday, November 3 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Faculty Events

Location: WIC Seminar Room, room 124, Van Pelt Library

Summary: Teaching with Technology discussions bring faculty together to discuss why and how they might use specific technologies in their teaching. Each conversation focuses on a different goal or challenge and on particular technologies faculty use to address those aims. Each session is moderated by two faculty members, who will share their experiences and guide the discussion; instructional technology support staff will also participate to help faculty consider how to implement the ideas discussed. Faculty from across Penn are welcome. To encourage interactive discussion, though, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
Lunch is provided for all those who register in advance.

Using Client-Based Research in Teaching

Professors Megan Ryerson and David Hsu, City & Regional Planning

Tuesday, November 4 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Ben Chrisinger, CTL Graduate Fellow, City & Regional Planning

Location: Meyerson G-12

Summary: Faculty in practice-oriented fields may conduct research for organizations outside the academy, such as nonprofits, businesses, or governments. Incorporating these experiences into curricula can offer students perspectives on new content as well as their future career goals. Two faculty in City & Regional Planning, Drs. Megan Ryerson and David Hsu, will share their experiences incorporating work with real-world clients into the classroom.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the City & Regional Planning department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.
RSVP Requested: http://bit.ly/1up5Yvl

Creating Effective Aids for Framing Lecture and Discussion in Philosophy

Professor Karen Defletsen, Philosophy

Wednesday, November 5 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Location: Cohen Hall, Room 392

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Philosophy department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum:
Maintaining High Standards While Being Supportive of Your Students

Professors Daeyeon Lee, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Kevin Turner, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Friday, November 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: Towne 108

Summary: The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Compelling Presentations in the Classroom

Professor Guy Grossman, Political Science

Monday, November 10 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Location: Stiteler Hall Forum

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunch: Making Use of Museums in Your Teaching

Professors Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, History of Art, and Lauren Ristvet, Anthropology

Tuesday, November 11 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: Cohen 104

Summary: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Religious Identity in the Classroom

Professor Anthea Butler, Religious Studies

Thursday, November 13 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Phillip Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies

Location: Room 204 Cohen Hall

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Religious Studies department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Reconciling Teaching Facts and Teaching Criticality

Professors Projit Mukharji, History and Sociology of Science, and Teren Sevea, South Asia Studies

Tuesday, November 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Peter Sachs Collopy, CTL Graduate Felllow, History & Sociology of Science

Location: Hughes Lounge, Cohen 351

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History and Sociology of Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Designing an Effective Museum Assignment

Professors Cam Grey, Classics, and Ann Kuttner, History of Art, and Dr. Anne Tiballi, Mellon Curricular Facilitator, Penn Museum

Wednesday, November 19 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Alice Hu, CTL Graduate Fellow, Classics

Location: Classics lounge, 2nd floor Cohen

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Teaching Proofs

Professor Sanjeev Khanna, Computer and Information Sciences

Wednesday, November 19 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer and Information Sciences

Location: Levine 307

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Computer and Information Sciences department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Gender in the classroom

Professor Anna Weesner, Music

Thursday, November 20 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Vanessa Williams, CTL Graduate Fellow, Music

Location: Lerner Center 102

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Music department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

The Variety of Written Assignments in the Philosophy Classroom

Professor Alex Guerrero, Philosophy

Thursday, November 20 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Location: Cohen Hall, Room 203

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Philosophy department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Incorporating Active Learning in Chemistry Classes

Dr. Susan Phillips, Physical Chemistry Coordinator, Chemistry

Thursday, November 20 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Jacob Nagy, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemistry

Location: Vagelos 2000

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Chemistry department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching a Primary Text

Professor David Stern, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Thursday, December 4 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Phillip Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies

Location: Room 204 Cohen Hall

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Religious Studies department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.