Pedagogy Workshops

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Colorado State University, I have had many great opportunities to learn and grow as an instructor. I’ve attended and participated in multiple pedagogy workshops offered by the CSU Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) in partnership with other University units. For each of these workshops, I wrote a brief review and reflection which you can view here, in addition to a short description and presenter information.

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SPCM 675: Speech Communication Pedgagogy

Instructor:

Dr. Allison Prasch

Description:

Speech Communication Pedagogy is designed to teach new university instructors in the Communication discipline the art of teaching in higher education. It is a required class for all first year GTAs to prepare them to teach SPCM 200: Public Speaking and expose them to other classes available for teaching in the department. While the class is focused on course content important to teaching a section of public speaking, graduate students will also be introduced to a wider set of issues related to pedagogy. Students will also work to further refine their teaching skills as they move forward as professional instructors and/or Ph.D. students in teaching roles.


External Workshops and Training:


Thanks Kiddo: Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional

January 2019 •CSU Professional Development Initiative

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Presenters:

Kelsey Stamm and Elizabeth Bowman

Description:

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss some of the unique challenges that young people may face as they enter the workforce, as well as potential strategies that young people can use to navigate these types of professional environments. The scope of the workshop was larger than just within classroom settings, and included participants from various university departments and non-academic units as well. This was actually really helpful to me because it reiterated the “professional” nature of my instructor position, and pushed me to think of myself more than just a graduate student that happens to teach, but as a “real” teacher.


Supporting Students Who Are Undocumented

January 2019 •CSU Professional Development Initiative

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Presenters:

Connie Jaime-Lujan, Amy Cailene,  John Henderson

Description:

The purpose of the workshop was to provide information about the experiences of CSU students who are undocumented, as well as University resources that are available for those individuals. It is important that instructors know about these resources in order to be able to help out students who may benefit from them, but not be aware of their existence. Another important outcome was a more nuanced and detailed understanding of what it means to be a person without documentation, and the various experiences that exist under that single umbrella term.


Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis: What You’re Teaching

December 2018 •College of liberal arts

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Presenters:

Dr. Roze Hentschell, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, CLA

Ria Vigil, Assistant Vice President for Diversity

Description:

Inclusive pedagogy, according to our working definition “involves deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all students are treated equitably, have equal access to learning, and feel valued and supported in their learning. Such teaching attends to social identities and seeks to change the ways systemic inequities shape dynamics in teaching-learning spaces, affect individuals' experiences of those spaces, and influence course design."

The workshops, facilitated by Dr. Roze Hentschell and Ria Vigil, and in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, will give you a greater understanding of inclusive pedagogical principles and classroom practices.


Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis: Who You’re Teaching

November 2018 •College of liberal arts

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Presenters:

Dr. Roze Hentschell, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, CLA

Ria Vigil, Assistant Vice President for Diversity

Description:

Inclusive pedagogy, according to our working definition “involves deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all students are treated equitably, have equal access to learning, and feel valued and supported in their learning. Such teaching attends to social identities and seeks to change the ways systemic inequities shape dynamics in teaching-learning spaces, affect individuals' experiences of those spaces, and influence course design."

The workshops, facilitated by Dr. Roze Hentschell and Ria Vigil, and in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, will give you a greater understanding of inclusive pedagogical principles and classroom practices.


Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis: Who Am I?

October 2018 •College of liberal arts

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Presenters:

Dr. Roze Hentschell, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, CLA

Ria Vigil, Assistant Vice President for Diversity

Description:

Inclusive pedagogy, according to our working definition “involves deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all students are treated equitably, have equal access to learning, and feel valued and supported in their learning. Such teaching attends to social identities and seeks to change the ways systemic inequities shape dynamics in teaching-learning spaces, affect individuals' experiences of those spaces, and influence course design."

The workshops, facilitated by Dr. Roze Hentschell and Ria Vigil, and in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, will give you a greater understanding of inclusive pedagogical principles and classroom practices.


Setting Goals to Develop your Teaching Effectiveness

September 2018 •College of liberal arts Master teacher initiative

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Presenters:

Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan, TILT Instructional Designers

Description:

When you finish teaching a lesson, or unit, or course, how do you know how effective you were? What does effective teaching even look like? And what can you do to improve your effectiveness?
Join instructional designers from TILT who will share with you the work they have been doing around defining and developing teaching effectiveness at CSU. This hands-on workshop will bring you through a process of establishing a teaching goal, creating action steps to carry out the goal, and assessing progress toward that goal.