IGT WorkShop Series Spring 2009
The International Graduate Teacher Workshop Series resumes Friday Feb, 6th. Below is a schedule of this springs workshop series.
Workshops are held at 200 ATLAS on Fridays 1:00PM-2:00PM.
Feb 6,'09 - Exploring Classroom Dynamics Across Cultures
Vivek Kaila, IGTS Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program, CU-Boulder
In this workshop, we will explore international TAs' and GPTIs' classroom experiences in their home cultures and discuss how these experiences can be "translated" for the American classroom.
Feb 13,'09-Acquiring a Second Language: Problems & Solutions
Antonia Johnson, Director, Center for Talk Mastery, Boulder, Colorado
Learning a second language and surviving in a second culture can be challenging. Dr. Johnson shares insightful ideas about improving your pronunciation and comprehension.
Feb 20,'09-Establishing Your Educational Identity & Philosophy
David Kendrick, Ed.D, Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Are you a perennialist? A progressivist? How about a social reconstructivist? Identifying and developing your own personal educational philosophy through sound education theories brings integrity and clarity to your role as a teacher. Following a brief presentation and discussion, your personal identity will be assessed through the Leahy Educational Philosophical Inventory.
Feb 27,'09-Understanding Body Language in Different Cultures
Liza Williams, Lead Coordinator for Arts & Humanites, Graduate Teacher Program
Understanding cultural differences in body language can increase your cultural "emotional intellegence" and help you communicate effectively.
Mar 6,'09-The Nuts & Bolts: Approaches to a 50-Minute Class
Hallie Meredith, D. Phil., Lead Coordinator for Social Sciences & STEM, Graduate Teacher Program
How do you make the most of each class meeting? Whether you're teaching a 50-minute class, an hour-and-a-half recitation, or a two-hour seminar, this workshop will offer practical approaches to help you meet your goals.
Mar 13,'09-Leading Effective Discussions
Jennifer Armstrong, Lead Consultant, Graduate Teacher Program
Once you've initiated a discussion, how do you keep it going? This workshop offers strategies for generating stimulating discussion questions that encourage meaningful student participation.