The Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE) is a student-run organization at the University of Cincinnati. Our mission is to enhance the teaching practice of graduate students by providing information, training and instruction on teaching concepts and methods with a focus on innovative pedagogies, while also offering basic career guidance and facilitating a network among graduate students who share a common vision in teaching and learning excellence. Below is a list of the workshops I have attended, organized and presented.
Teach me to Teach (Dec 2014) <-- CLICK HERE TO SEE ME TEACHING!
Helped design this full-day workshop aimed at improving instructor effectiveness through discussions of evidence-based pedagogical methods and hands-on course planning activities.
Models of Teaching Excellence (Nov 2014)
Brainstormed and evaluated effective teaching strategies and learned how to implement them by participating in one hour “courses” taught by some of UCs finest educators.
Assessing Student Learning in Your Class (Nov 2014)
Conceived, designed and co-presented this new workshop aimed at providing both theoretical and practical information on assessment for graduate student TAs and instructors.
Applying What We Know About How People Learn (Nov. 2014)
Discovered the most effective methods of student retention based on scientists’ understanding of the brain. Brainstormed methods of providing opportunities for various types of learning.
Get Up and Go! (Aug 2014)
Helped to organize this half-day workshop aimed at preparing new graduate students for their first teaching assignment. Used active learning techniques to provide classroom and time management techniques to participants.
Writing Across the Curriculum (Apr 2014)
Designed writing prompts to more effectively elicit thoughtful student responses.
Developing Your Teaching Philosophy and ePortfolio (Apr 2014)
Discovered the benefits of developing a professional ePortfolio. Discussed the ways to clearly articulate the Teaching Philosophy statement, and identified the important components of a teaching philosophy statement.
Teaching Effectiveness Seminar (Jan-Apr 2014)
This semester-long course provided an opportunity to redesign a course to emphasize active learning. Also created an online professional ePortfolio and conducted several classroom observations of faculty on campus.
3T: Teaching, Techniques, and Technology Seminar (Mar 2013)
This full day course emphasized learning techniques for engaging students using technology. We discovered effective practices for conveying information to students through various online software programs and discussed how to incorporate active research in the classroom.
Teach Me To Teach (Mar 2012)
This full-day seminar focused on familiarizing participants with the concept of student learning outcomes, and allowed us to begin developing a course that aligned outcomes with appropriate and meaningful activities and assessments.