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 Friday, January 11, 2019. 

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 twelve 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, February 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, February 4, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 7, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 8, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for a Winter 2019 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 Winter 2019 Midterm Student Feedback session. Then, you must upload your written reflection to Canvas. The final date to request a Midterm Student Feedback is Friday, February 22, 2019. 

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.

Facilitating Discussions of Research Literature in STEM Courses
For All Interested Individuals
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1013 Palmer Commons (CRLT Seminar Room)
Register
 
Assessing Student Participation: What, How, and Why?
For All Interested Individuals
Friday, January 25, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1013 Palmer Commons (CRLT Seminar Room)
Register
 
The Science of Learning
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Monday, January 28, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register

 
Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles
For All Interested Individuals
Monday, February 4, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1013 Palmer Commons (CRLT Seminar Room)
Register
 
Active Learning Practice
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
February 4 – 8, 2019
Choice of 12 sessions
Gorguze Family Laboratory Room 211
Register
 
CRLT Players – Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Monday, February 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Faculty Panel: Instructional Technology in the Engineering Classroom
For All Interested Individuals
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Addressing Problematic Team Dynamics
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Friday, February 22, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Organize, Streamline, and Simplify: Teaching Efficiently with Technology
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1013 Palmer Commons (CRLT Seminar Room)
Register
 
Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices
For All Interested Individuals
Thursday, March 21, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1013 Palmer Commons (CRLT Seminar Room)
Register