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.

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.