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GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching

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Sharing, Celebrating, and Reflecting on Teaching Practices

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Reflective Teaching Portfolio Short Course

GMCTE Course with Wenona Partridge & Kenneth Van Rees

MURRAY G3

The aim of this  short course  is to bring together a community of teachers (including graduate students, faculty, sessional lecturers, advisors, and staff) who are interested in developing and discussing a reflective teaching or advising practice. For tenure track faculty, reflecting on one's teaching practice provides a solid foundation on which to build a case file, similarly for sessionals, graduate students, staff, and advisors, reflecting on your teaching or professional practice will help rejuvenate your practice and prepare you well when applying for academic, staff, or teaching positions.

This short course will be co-facilitated by Master Teacher Dr. Ken Van Rees, who is known for integrating art into his soil science field classes. 

All classes held once each month on a Tuesday, from 1:30 - 4pm, in Murray G3 (to the left of the circulation desk in the Murray Library).

Topic schedule, each Tuesday:

  • January 24: Reflecting on Your Teaching Practice
  • February 14: Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • March 14: Selecting Best Evidence from Your Teaching Practice 
  • April 4: Reflecting on Feedback from Your Teaching Practice

For more information about this course, contact wenona.partridge@usask.ca

Jan
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27
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U of S SoTL Writing Retreat

*GMCTE Event

Write! Make Progress! 

Join us for a two-day writing retreat with space, time, food, and collegial supports for faculty and instructors working toward publishing on a teaching and learning research project. With time to write, facilitative touchstones, and consultants on hand to help you make the most of two full days devoted to writing.

Location: Off-campus, Saskatoon

Jan
Fri
27

U of S Teaching Awards Information Session

*GMCTE Event with Wenona Partridge
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

MURRAY 50.18

Information about criteria and nomination preparation for the following teaching awards:

  • Master Teacher Award - deadline February 15
  • Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards (Themed awards - deadline February 15, and College awards - deadline February 1)
  • Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award - deadline February 15

For more information about all campus-wide teaching awards, visit http://teachingawards.usask.ca/index.php

Feb
Fri
3

U of S Teaching Awards Information Session

*GMCTE Event with Wenona Partridge
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

MURRAY 50.18

Information about criteria and nomination preparation for the following teaching awards:

  • Master Teacher Award - deadline February 15
  • Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards (Themed awards - deadline February 15, and College awards - deadline February 1)
  • Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award - deadline February 15

For more information about all campus-wide teaching awards, visit http://teachingawards.usask.ca/index.php

Feb
Tue
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Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for Graduate Students

Instructional Skills Workshop with Wenona Partridge & Barb Schindelka

MURRAY 50.12

This course runs over four days - February 21, 22, 23 and 24 (from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day).  Attendance at all four days is required. 

 

Please note: On the registration site, you will select only "February 21" for registration, but the course runs for four consecutive days.

Would you appreciate the opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and strategies, based on theory and practice, before classes start?

The GMCTE is offering a short professional development program to support graduate student teachers.  This four-day (24 hours total) workshop is recognized internationally as the Instructional Skills Workshop (http://iswnetwork.ca). Your participation in the interactive workshop will facilitate:

  • familiarization with essential teaching theory and practices;
  • development of feedback skills;
  • approaches to writing learning objectives and lesson plans;
  • skills and confidence in implementing the aforementioned by teaching three mini-lessons, and receiving invaluable feedback  from peers and the facilitators;
  • skills for critical self-reflection;
  • establishing supportive relationships with peers; and
  • a focus on creating inclusive learning environments.

We encourage you to take advantage of this practical opportunity, and to register as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Remember: On the registration site, you will select only "February 21" for registration, but the course runs for four consecutive days.

For more information, visit the Instructional Skills Workshop page.

May
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Introduction to Teaching Online

*GMCTE Event with Karla Panchuk & Wenona Partridge

Online

This non-credit course will provide instructors with information    and ideas for teaching online, whether the intention is to teach a course exclusively online, or simply to incorporate online components     Experience teaching online is not required.    Introduction to Teaching Online is offered    entirely online    through    Blackboard   . As a participant you will experience what it is like to learn online which will help you become familiar with the environment your students will encounter in their online learning.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of online learning including benefits and challenges for instructors and students.
  • The importance of community in online environments
  • Best practices in facilitating online discussions
  • Articulating course expectations through the use of the syllabus and rubrics
  • Handling communication with students in a virtual classroom
  • Basic information on the technical side of teaching using Blackboard

Participants will be required to:

  • Actively participate by posting to the discussion boards on the assigned topics on a weekly basis.
  • Complete readings and watch included videos to enable them to make thoughtful posts and provide constructive feedback on the discussion boards
  • Participate in one scheduled class meeting using the online communication tool Blackboard Collaborate

We will be using an open text book for this class, which you may view free of charge by following this link:  bit.ly/ITOtext .