Events



Teaching with Objects

Philip Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies

Monday, March 30 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Objects can liven up a classroom. They can turn abstract discussions concrete, elicit new forms of student participation, and energize new modes of learning and engagement. In this workshop, we’ll explore ways to use objects to reach your own teaching goals and get students excited about your field. We’ll discuss types of objects that can be used in teaching, precious or quotidian, as well as which types of objects are best used in what ways to reach specific pedagogical goals. We’ll have a person from the Penn Museum who, drawing from her own experience, will help guide our discussion.All graduate students are welcome.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching Your Own CIS 19x Minicourse

Professor Joseph Devietti, Computer and Information Science

Monday, March 30 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, CIS

Location: Greenberg Lounge, Skirkanich Hall (Room 114)

Summary: Professor Devietti will be joined by a panel of past and current instructors of these courses.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Computer and Information Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching the History of Science beyond the West

Professor Harun Küçük

Wednesday, April 1 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

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

Location: Cohen 204

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.

Tailoring Classes for Different Skill Levels and Interests

Professor Joe Farrell, Classics

Thursday, April 2 | 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Alice Hu, CTL Graduate Fellow, Classics

Location: Classics Lounge, Second Floor Cohen Hall

Summary: The field of “Classics” covers a wide range of approaches, disciplines, and perspectives, and, given the state of many Classics departments today, it is likely that many of us will be asked to teach in a variety of contexts and to a variety of audiences. In this workshop, Prof. Joe Farrell will lead discussion that will cover, among other things, teaching classes at different levels, how to tailor classes and material for specialist and non-specialist audiences, the transition from teaching translation courses to discussion-based classes, incorporating culture and history into translation or language classes, and incorporating literature and language into history and culture classes. Participants are also encouraged to bring up their own concerns and questions for discussion.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be of most use to students in related disciplines.
Counts toward the CTL certificate.

“Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map”: Teaching With Maps

Ben Chrisinger, CTL Graduate Fellow, City and Regional Planning

Thursday, April 2 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 2nd Floor Conference Room

Summary: Mapmaking challenges students to examine information differently, possibly revealing patterns or trends in information and texts that are not always noticeable at first glance. In the session, participants will discuss how to present and engage students with course content in spatial ways. This workshop welcomes students from disciplines like Earth and Environmental Science, that lend themselves easily to mapmaking, as well as other disciplines like English, where mapmaking has recently become an important classroom tool. In all cases, participants will consider several mapmaking applications (including those available at Penn and others that are freely accessible online) to discover how to design a useful mapmaking assignment, and create a map of their own.
All graduate students are welcome.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

RESCHEDULED: Using the Penn Museum as a TA

Dr. Anne Tiballi, Mellon Curricular Facilitator

Thursday, April 2 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Phillip Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow Religious Studies

Location: Meet at the Kress Entrance to the Penn Museum (on South street close to Convention Ave.)

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

Counts toward the CTL certificate.

How to Present Yourself as a Teaching-Oriented Philosopher on the Job Market

Professor Quayshawn Spencer, Philosophy

Monday, April 6 | 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Location: Williams 216

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:
Helping Students to See Themselves as Part of Your Discipline

Professors Paulo Arratia, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and Dan Lee, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Tuesday, April 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

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.

Mentoring Undergraduates In Research Labs

Professor William Dailey, Chemistry

Thursday, April 9 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Jacob Nagy, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemistry

Location: Vagelos/IAST 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.

Engineering Teaching Journal Club: The Inverted Classroom

Friday, April 10 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Emmabeth Parrish, CTL Graduate Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering

Location: LRSM Reading Room (106), 3231 Walnut

Summary: In this session, we’ll be discussing this article:
“Comparing the Effectiveness of an Inverted Classroom to a Traditional Classroom in an Upper-Division Engineering Course”
Gregory S. Mason, Teodora Rutar Shuman, and Kathleen E. Cook
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION 2013
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6481483

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and so may be of most use to graduate students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL certificate.

Teaching Music: A Panel on Best Practices Across the Discipline

Professors Mauro Calcagno, Carol Muller, and Naomi Waltham-Smith, Music

Tuesday, April 14 | 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Vanessa Williams, CTL Graduate Fellow, Music

Location: Room 102, Lerner Center

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.

Active Learning in the Classroom

Professor Rogers Smith, Political Science

Wednesday, April 15 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Location: Stiteler Building, Silverstein 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:
Exams That Test What We Want Students To Learn

Professors Peter Holquist, History and Jeff Winkler, Chemistry

Thursday, April 16 | 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.

Teaching in Wharton: A Different Perspective

Professor Shane Jensen, Statistics

Monday, April 20 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, CIS

Location: Levine 512

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

The Evolution of Neuroscience Education

Professor Marc Schmidt, Biology

Monday, April 20 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Colin Smith, CTL Graduate Fellow, Neuroscience

Location: Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Building

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

Teaching with Primary Research

Professor E. James Petersson, Chemistry

Tuesday, April 21 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Jacob Nagy, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemistry

Location: Vagelos/IAST 3000

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

Managing Your Classes (and Sanity) at the End of the Semester - A Grad Student Panel

Emmerich Davies, Daniel Moak, Juman Kim, Alexandra Wiktorek Sarlo and Sarah Cate, Political Science Graduate TAs

Wednesday, April 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Location: Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall

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

Giving Feedback In Studio Reviews

Professor Richard Weller, Landscape Architecture

Wednesday, April 29 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Benjamin Chrisinger, CTL Graduate Fellow, City and Regional Planning

Location: Meyerson G-12 (Penn IUR Conference Room)

Summary: 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.