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.

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, March 31 | 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.

“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.

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 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.