Past Events

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly reading and conversation group uses articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about US culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. All are welcome. Pizza provided! Please register.

Lesson Planning 101

, 720

Are you in charge of a recitation section as a UTA? Do you come up with your own lesson plans for tutoring? Are you interested in knowing how to create an effective lesson plan as a teacher? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop is for undergraduate students who teach in any capacity at Brown (e.g. UTAs, tutors, mentors, etc.) and want to learn more about how to create effective lesson plans for their role. Come prepared to design a lesson for an upcoming recitation, problem-solving session, office hours, etc. Registration is required.

UTA Microteaching Sessions

Want to practice your teaching before the term starts? Looking for a way to get constructive feedback in an informal, low-stakes format? Want to see how others teach and share ideas? Then attend the UTA Microteaching Session! Microteaching offers students an opportunity to practice their teaching for a short period of time (~5 minutes) and receive targeted feedback from peers about their teaching and goals. This session is open to all UTAs, however it is preferred you attend the previous orientation (either this term or in previous terms) to implement what you have learned. Registration is required.

Undergraduate TA Orientation

, Kasper Multipurpose

Not sure what to do on the first day of teaching? Are you interested in learning more about how to approach and work with students? Through interactive activities, this orientation will cover professionalism, creating inclusive learning environments, effective teaching strategies, and best practices for continual improvement as a UTA. All students are encouraged to attend the UTA Microteaching Session in the afternoon to practice what they have learned. Breakfast will be served from 9:30-10:00 and registration is required.

It is necessary for UTAs to discuss attendance to the orientation with instructors to inform them that departments will need to compensate their UTAs for two hours of training, at the hourly rate.

Preparing for the First Days of Class

, 720

Are you a graduate student and teaching for the first time? Register now for this interactive workshop designed to help graduate TAs prepare for the first days of class. Facilitated by Sheridan Graduate Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores ways to create enthusiasm for the course and strategies for creating an intentional learning environment for inclusive teaching. The workshop will be offered August 26, 27, 29, and 30. See http://brown.edu/go/NTAO to register.

Preparing for the First Days of Class

, 720

Are you a graduate student and teaching for the first time? Register now for this interactive workshop designed to help graduate TAs prepare for the first days of class. Facilitated by Sheridan Graduate Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores ways to create enthusiasm for the course and strategies for creating an intentional learning environment for inclusive teaching. The workshop will be offered August 26, 27, 29, and 30. See http://brown.edu/go/NTAO to register.

Preparing for the First Days of Class: Q and A Discussion

, 720

In this hands-on, interactive workshop designed for faculty and postdocs who are new to teaching at Brown, participants will review strategies for the first days of class and creating an inclusive environment, and discuss opportunities for reflection in one’s teaching. The workshop will include time for a question and answer session about teaching for the first time at Brown and is designed for faculty and postdocs who are unable to attend New Faculty Orientation. Lunch will be provided. Please register here.

Facilitating a First Readings Discussion

, 720

This workshop will equip First Readings seminar leaders with tools and strategies to facilitate thoughtful and productive discussion about this year’s selection, The Idiot. Participants will learn techniques for creating a seminar environment conducive to discussion and develop strategies for starting, sustaining, and concluding a book discussion. This workshop will be offered twice and is appropriate for faculty and staff who will be facilitating a First Readings seminar. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

Preparing for the First Days of Class

, 720

Are you a graduate student and teaching for the first time? Register now for this interactive workshop designed to help graduate TAs prepare for the first days of class. Facilitated by Sheridan Graduate Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores ways to create enthusiasm for the course and strategies for creating an intentional learning environment for inclusive teaching. The workshop will be offered August 26, 27, 29, and 30. See http://brown.edu/go/NTAO to register.

Preparing for the First Days of Class

, 720

Are you a graduate student and teaching for the first time? Register now for this interactive workshop designed to help graduate TAs prepare for the first days of class. Facilitated by Sheridan Graduate Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores ways to create enthusiasm for the course and strategies for creating an intentional learning environment for inclusive teaching. The workshop will be offered August 26, 27, 29, and 30. See http://brown.edu/go/NTAO to register.

English Language Workshop: Local Language

, 520

This workshop addresses informal words and phrases you will likely hear on campus and in Rhode Island. English language workshops are intended for international and multilingual members of the Brown community. Register now.

English Language Workshop: Email Etiquette

, 520

This workshop addresses culturally appropriate ways to communicate via email in academic and professional settings. English language workshops are intended for international and multilingual members of the Brown community.  Register for this event.

Facilitating a First Readings Discussion

, 720

This workshop will equip First Readings seminar leaders with tools and strategies to facilitate thoughtful and productive discussion about this year’s selection, The Idiot. Participants will learn techniques for creating a seminar environment conducive to discussion and develop strategies for starting, sustaining, and concluding a book discussion. This workshop will be offered twice and is appropriate for faculty and staff who will be facilitating a First Readings seminar. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

Undergraduate Course-Based Research Poster Fair

CANCELED: GISP Development Series: How do I keep things interesting?

, 520

You’ve created your Group Independent Study Project (GISP) and things have been going well! But discussions are becoming strained and you’re not sure if you are effectively learning. This workshop builds on the previous workshop “How do I design a GISP?” by focusing on class activities that will keep you engaged with the material. Students will practice lesson planning skills and be able to identify resources and activities they can use in the classroom. Register now for this workshop.

University Awards Ceremony

, 305

Monday, April 29, Reception 4:30-5:00PM, Ceremony 5:00-6:00PM, Pembroke Hall 305, Members of the Brown community are invited to honor the recipients of the University awards in teaching at the 2019 Awards Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of faculty and graduate students at this university-wide reception and ceremony. Sponsored by the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

, 520

This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!
Please register for this event.

Art Objects and the Writing Process

Thursday, April 11; 12-1:20 pm
RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street)
Writing is an iterative process that involves generating ideas, drafting,
reflecting, receiving feedback, and revising—steps that can often feel
opaque to students. This interactive workshop facilitated by Jessica
Metzler, Sheridan Center Associate Director, takes an object from the RISD
Museum’s collection as a starting point to de-familiarize and reflect on
the writing process by approaching it through a set of visual exercises.

Clarity and Concision in Dissertation Writing

, 520

Please join us on April 10 from 12-1:30pm in
SciLi 520 for the the last workshop of the Writing Center’s Dissertation
Workshop Series, led by Benjamin Fancy, Doctoral Candidate in French
Studies. It will discuss clarity and concision, two values of American
academic writing. Participants will learn about common issues in graduate
writing and develop strategies for identifying and addressing these issues
to make their writing clearer and more concise. Lunch included! Spaces are

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