Faculty & Academic Staff
CIPD offers unique workshops each semester, some designed for Faculty and Academic Staff, and others for Graduate TAs. This spring, faculty workshops will focus on principles of learning and practical strategies based on the well-received new book, How Learning Works (2010). Each month, participants will explore a chapter and its accompanying key question as they revise or re-affirm their own understanding of how learning works.Come meet and exchange ideas with other teachers, learn something new to try and the research behind effective strategies. Bring your course ideas or an existing syllabus as a starting framework. Newer instructors are particularly encouraged to attend as they begin creating and adapting courses at UWM.Seasoned instructors bring a wealth of experience, hard questions and realistic challenges to the table for stimulating discussion.
Graduate TAs & PAs
This spring there are two new workshops for Graduate TAs. The first is Meeting Students Where They Are. This workshop provides a forum for GTAs to explore the role of low-stakes assessments in their teaching practice as a means of gauging student learning throughout their courses. The workshop features JAMS instructor, Michelle Fetherston. The second workshop focuses on the how-to's of Creating a Teaching Portfolio. This workshop is for graduate teaching assistants aiming to get academic jobs at teaching focused institutions. The session will explore the documents needed in a teaching portfolio, offer strategies for developing a portfolio that represents a learner-focused instructor, and explore several on-line services and tools for maintaining your portfolio through graduation and beyond. The workshop presenters will be LTC staffer, Matthew Russell and CIPD TA Coordinator Craig Medvecky.