Ongoing Professional Development

New Engineering GSIs and EECS IAs are required to participate in ongoing professional development (OPD).

To fulfill your OPD requirement, you must choose and complete one of the following activities. GSIs and EECS IAs must declare their ongoing professional development choice by Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. 

1. Active Learning Practice 

(Previously Advanced Practice Teaching). This session offers an opportunity to practice active learning techniques by presenting a lesson to a small peer group. In advance, you will review short online videos about active learning. Then, you will plan and deliver a 10-minute lesson using active learning. Finally, participants reflect on their experience and exchange supportive feedback. Practice teaching sessions will be in the Gorguze Family Laboratory (home of CRLT-Engin). Learn more about Active Learning Practice and how to prepare here

Please register for one of eight available sessions listed below. You will need to report no later than the indicated start time to Gorguze Family Laboratory, Office 211 for your session.

  • Monday, October 1st, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 1st, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 3rd, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 4th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 4th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register now for a Fall 2018 Active Learning Practice session.

2. Midterm Student Feedback + Written Reflection 

You may participate in a Midterm Student Feedback session with one of our helpful Engineering Teaching ConsultantsYou will work with an ETC to gather and discuss feedback from your students to help you build on your teaching strengths and improve the class. Learn more about the Midterm Student Feedback process here. 

Register now for a Fall 2018 Midterm Student Feedback session. Then, you must upload your written reflection to Canvas. The final date to request a Midterm Student Feedback is Friday, October 19, 2018. 

3. CRLT-Engin or CRLT Seminar + Written Reflection 

Register for a CRLT-Engin or CRLT seminar that has been approved for this term, listed below. After attending, submit a written reflection about the strategies you learned during the workshop and how you can apply one strategy to your current or future teaching. Upload your written reflection to Canvas. 

Making Teamwork Work
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Duderstadt Room 1180

Register

It’s Time for Action: Generating an Active Learning Plan
Friday, September 28, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pierpont East Room

Register

Facilitating Discussions of Research Literature in STEM Courses
Thursday, October 11, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gorguze Family Laboratory Room 216
Register
 
Begin with a Problem: Using Inductive Learning to Motivate Students
Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register

Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Gorguze Family Laboratory Room 216
Register
 
Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Courses
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gorguze Family Laboratory Room 216
Register
 
Are They “Getting It”? Low-stakes Ways to Assess Student Learning
Monday, October 29, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register
 
How Stereotype Threat, Impostor Syndrome, & Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Student Collaboration
Thursday, November 1, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gorguze Family Laboratory Room 216
Register
 
Teaching in Tumultuous Times: Making Choices About How to Address the World Beyond Your Classroom
Monday, November 12, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gorguze Family Laboratory Room 216
Register