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.

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.

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.

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.