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FALL 2017 Schedule of Workshops

WEEK Date and Time Location Topic  Speaker
1 Mon Sep 4
5:00 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 AFF Kick-off Event AFF Steering
Committee
Thu Sep 7
5:00 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 CORE: Learning Outcomes and
the Course Development Cycle
Center for Teaching
Excellence
3 Thu Sep 14 
5:30 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 Strategies for Building and Maintaining
 a Mentoring Partnership
Dr. Teresa Wilcox
4 Thu Sep 28
5:30 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 Working with Students
with Disabilities
Dr. Judith Linneman
5 Thu Oct 12 
5:00 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 CORE: Syllabus Design Graduate Teaching
Consultants
6 Thu Oct 26
5:00 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 CORE: Teaching Philosophy Statement Graduate Teaching
Consultants
7 Mon Nov 6
5:30 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 Micro-Teaching Graduate Teaching
Consultants
8 Thu Nov 9 
5:30 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 Micro-Teaching Graduate Teaching
Consultants
9 Mon Nov 13
5:00 - 6:30 PM
MSC 1400 CORE: Curriculum Vitae Dr. Jessica Newcomb

Additional elective opportunities listed below.
 

GSPDT - Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching WORKSHOPS
Register through ERS.TAMU.EDU

GSPDT - Sources of Information for staying up to date in Your Field of Teaching and Research
Information is a productive resource for effective teaching and research. Being able to research and use materials to back up your teaching/research in your field of study is an important skill. You need to be aware of where to look for relevant information, how to access it and how to use it effectively.  Information sources are of separate distinct categories, primary, secondary, tertiary, and so on. When looking for information on a topic, it is important to understand the value of these sources. Information availability, accessibility, and use are essential to teaching and research. It is one of the critical factors used in determining productivity in research output. National and international recognition and respect are partly determined by published works. This presentation will enable you to identify information sources and services in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics, and Social Sciences (STEAMS) to support your teaching and research activities.
Tags: Teaching, Research, Library Services
Facilitated by: Dr. Deva E. Reddy, TAMU Libraries and Dr. Ra’sheedah Richardson, Center for Teaching Excellence
Date: Thursday, September 14th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, MSC 1400
Bring your lunch - Brown Bag event.
Registration: WALK-INS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Certificates: AFF Fellow Certification Elective / G.R.A.D. Aggies Certificate Program worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).

GSPDT - 6 Pillars of Student Engagement
In this session, participants will learn about effective strategies and framework for increasing student engagement in your class to inform your selection of tools and technologies that are appropriate for your course. 
Given the research and framework for enhancing student engagement by Taylor and Parson (2011), the participants will be able to:
1. Describe the six pillars of engagement - Relevance, Interaction, Exploration, Challenging Instruction, Assessment, and Multimedia
2. Identify at least one technology tool that aligns best with their learning objectives to engage their students
3. Apply the framework of six pillars and create a successful student engagement plan for their courses
 Tags: Teaching Strategies, Educational Technology
Facilitated by: Shweta Kailani, Liberal Arts Senior Instructional Designer
Open to: Graduate Students & Post-Docs
Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, MSC 1400
Registration: WALK-INS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Certificates: AFF Fellow Certification Elective / G.R.A.D. Aggies Certificate Program worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).

GSPDT - Feel Free to Use Your Phone in Class: Mobile Devices as Teaching and Learning Tools
Leveraging the power of mobile devices and applications can have exciting implications for student engagement and learning both inside and outside of the classroom. This session will briefly talk about what mobile technologies mean for teaching, learning, content delivery, interactivity, and student engagement.
Tags: Technology in Teaching, HELLO2 Certificate Activity*
Facilitated by: Dr. Nate Poling, Center for Teaching Excellence and Shweta Kailani, College of Liberal Arts
Open to: Graduate Students & Post-Dpcs
Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, MSC 1400
Certificates: AFF Fellow Certification Elective / G.R.A.D. Aggies Certificate Program worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).

GSPDT - Teaching Philosophy
Need to write or revise your teaching philosophy statement? This session provides graduate students and post-docs with an introduction to the teaching philosophy statement. Participants will learn the components of the statement. Fundamental principles of teaching and learning will also be reviewed and participants will be encouraged to identify their teaching styles. By the end of the workshop participants will have a detailed outline supporting a first draft of their teaching philosophy statement.
Tags: Teaching, Teaching Styles, Teaching Statements
Facilitated by: Dr. Ra’sheedah Richardson, Center for Teaching Excellence
Open to: Graduate Students & Post-Docs
Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, MSC 1400
Bring your lunch - Brown Bag event.
Registration: WALK-INS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Certificates: AFF Fellow Certification Elective / G.R.A.D. Aggies Certificate Program worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).