Graduate students who will have instructional roles in the upcoming academic year are invited to attend the following events as part of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation. Both new and experienced AIs are welcome to participate. Registration is encouraged but not required for AI Orientation workshops. Registration for lunch is required, as lunch is provided for the first 170 students that register.
AI Orientation: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Orientation to Orientation
Wednesday, August 21, 9:00 – 9:15 AM, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union
This session will orient you to the goals of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation and help you make the most of the events and activities of the day. We will also introduce you to the teaching support services for graduate students at the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and other related offices around campus.
Learn to Teach & Teach to Learn: Learning how to be an Effective Teacher
Wednesday, August 21, 9:15 – 10:15 AM, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of some contemporary pedagogy concepts to help new associate instructors make deliberate choices in their teaching. By the end of this workshop, participants will be familiar with the concepts of student-centered teaching and learning by teaching. The workshop will utilize backwards course design to encourage small groups to think about how to get a student to achieve a particular goal.
Inventing Yourself: Identity, Leadership, and Empathy in the Classroom
Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 – 11:45 AM, Tree Suite Rooms, Indiana Memorial Union
One of the main challenges of teaching is to establish an identity as a teacher with healthy boundaries between your personal life and your professional obligations. By the end of this workshop, participants will learn concrete skills for demonstrating empathy while maintaining leadership, learn to identify and set healthy boundaries, and learn to be mindful of different cultural perspectives and their effects on interpersonal boundaries and classroom etiquette. This workshop will explore these issues through role-play, interactive activities, and discussion.
Wednesday, August 21, 12 – 1 PM, Frangipani, Indiana Memorial Union
These roundtables will provide a way to discuss important teaching-related issues in a more relaxed environment. Participants will select among a list of predetermined questions and sit at the corresponding tables. Registration is required as lunch is only provided for the first 170 students that register.
Making Use of Class-Time: Concurrent Sessions
Wednesday, August 21, 1:15 – 2:30 PM, Tree Suite Rooms, Indiana Memorial Union
Once you’ve formulated a goal for a particular class session and identified the content you want to address, what do you actually do in class to help your students learn? In these breakout sessions, we will discuss and demonstrate classroom teaching strategies for a variety of disciplines and situations. Participants should choose the session that best suits their discipline and teaching context. All sessions will include demonstrations of specific techniques and discussions of how to plan class sessions and ensure that students prepare for class.