Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence plans workshops

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence in the Rider Building is planning the following workshops:

-- Cindy Decker Raynak, senior instructional designer and consultant in the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, will lead “Online New Instructor Orientation – Fall 2013” from Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Sept. 22.

This online, self-directed workshop, open to all new instructors at Penn State, is offered at the start of each semester through ANGEL, Penn State’s course management system. This self-directed workshop will provide a brief introduction to the resources and strategies that are crucial to good teaching and planning. ANGEL access information will be provided to participants via email.

The New Instructor Orientation is free and open to all instructors at Penn State. In order to receive a letter of completion, participants will need to complete two assignments. Completion of the New Instructor Orientation satisfies a requirement of the Graduate School Teaching Certificate.

For more information go to http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/NIO. To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10601.

-- Chas Brua, instructional consultant with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present “TA 101: A Guide to the Teaching Assistant” from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Room 315, Rider Building.

First-time teaching assistants will get pointers on how to clarify faculty expectations, grade in an effective (and time-efficient) way, and handle student conflict. The workshop is designed for new teaching assistants but is open to anyone who could use some tips on being a TA.

Participants are free to bring their own beverages and lunch. To register visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10597.

3.  Chas Brua, instructional consultant with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present “Prepping Your Syllabus for Fall” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 in Room 315, Rider Building.

This workshop will be a hands-on opportunity to get feedback about a syllabus for a fall course. Participants should bring a draft syllabus that they'd like to receive feedback on. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to evaluate their own syllabus for elements required by the University, issues related to clarity of information and issues related to tone.

Participants are free to bring their own beverages and lunch. To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10600.

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Last Updated August 14, 2013