Events



Joining engineering design, creativity, and art

Professor Mark Yim, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

Thursday, February 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Naomi Fitter, CTL Graduate Fellow, MEAM

Location: Greenberg Lounge (Skirkanich Hall, room 114)

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.

NEW DATE: Mental Health In The Classroom: Supporting Students With Stress and Mental Health Issues To Promote Learning and Wellness

Katie Clonan-Roy, CTL Graduate Fellow, Education and Representative from CAPS

Wednesday, February 24 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 205

Summary: In this workshop, we will explore intersections of stress, mental illness, and learning in the university classroom. We will discuss how stress impacts learning, differences and overlaps between healthy, normal stress, distress, and mental illness, and possible signs that indicate that a student is struggling in your classroom. Workshop attendees will leave with ideas and strategies for how to help students who are navigating through intense periods of stress, how to connect students to resources on campus, like Counseling and Psychological Services, and how to promote a culture of wellness in your classroom. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum:
Encouraging Students To Take Risks and Giving Them Leeway To Make Mistakes

Professors Peter Davies, Materials Science & Engineering, and Bruce Kothmann, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

Tuesday, March 1 | 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.

Harnessing the power of the MOOC

Professor Robert Ghrist, Mathematics & Electrical/Systems Engineering

Thursday, March 17 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Naomi Fitter, CTL Graduate Fellow, MEAM

Location: Greenberg Lounge, Skirkanich 114

Summary: Professor Robert Ghrist was among the first Penn faculty to engage with the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement. Come hear about why he decided to design a MOOC, learn about his journey developing a Coursera class, and discover how this MOOC fed back into his teaching at Penn.

Training Students in Critical Reading

Tim Sowicz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Nursing

Thursday, March 17 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 205

Summary: Students and educators read for many reasons – for information, pleasure, or to gain new perspectives. Yet another reason to read, particularly as it pertains to course assignments, is to provide a base from which to offer intelligent and thoughtful critique. But what does it mean to read critically? Are there discipline-specific criteria to evaluate students’ ability to read critically and synthesize information from diverse sources? This workshop will explore these questions, as well as others, with the aim of providing teachers with the tools to assist students to glean the most from their reading assignments. This workshop will also address ways that educators can make explicit their expectations for what they want students to gain from assigned readings, and how to choose readings. University-wide resources to assist students with understanding the mechanics of critical reading will also be explored. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching With Technology:
Getting Students Engaged and Thinking With Clickers

Professors Carolyn Cambor, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Paul Heiney, Physics

Tuesday, March 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: Cohen 104

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.

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum:
Introducing Engineering - Teaching Students In Their First Engineering Courses

Professors Dan Lee, Electrical & Systems Engineering and David Srolovitz, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, and Computer & Information Science

Thursday, March 24 | 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.

Promoting engineering diversity

Professor Paulo Arratia, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

Tuesday, April 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Naomi Fitter, CTL Graduate Fellow, MEAM

Location: Greenberg Lounge (Skirkanich Hall, room 114)

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.

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum:
Getting Students To Work With Data

Professors Danielle Bassett, Bioengineering, and Electrical and Systems Engineering and Lyle Ungar, Computer and Information Science

Wednesday, April 20 | 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.