Past Events

For New Graduate TAs: Responding to Student Writing

, 7th Floor, Room 720

Facilitated by Sheridan Teaching Consultants, this workshop features hands-on practice in responding to and commenting on student writing, as well as a discussion of strategies for supporting student writing as a process.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

For New Graduate TAs: Responding to Student Writing

, 7th Floor, Room 720

Facilitated by Sheridan Teaching Consultants, this workshop features hands-on practice in responding to and commenting on student writing, as well as a discussion of strategies for supporting student writing as a process.
Please register here.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

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

Register here for the September 17th session.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

, 015

This new orientation will provide UTAs with tools and strategies to aid them in their roles as teachers. We will cover professionalism, creating inclusive learning environments, effective teaching strategies, and best practices for continual improvement. Students will be given the opportunity to practice their teaching and receive feedback.

Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Early Career Faculty Roundtable with Provost Rick Locke

, 7th Floor, Room 720

Please join us for lunch with Provost Rick Locke. This series brings early career faculty together with campus leaders for discussion and community building.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:579

Conversation Partners Information Session for Students

, 520

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with different language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. International and multilingual students who are interested in practicing casual conversation skills in English can attend an information session to find out more.

Conversation Partners Information Session for Brown Staff

, 520

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with different language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. Brown staff members who are interested in supporting an international or multilingual student with English conversation can attend an information session to find out more.

Conversation Partners Information Session for Brown Staff

, 520
The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with different language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. Brown staff members who are interested in supporting an international or multilingual student with English conversation can attend an information session to find out more.

Conversation Partners Information Session for Students

, 520

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with different language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. International and multilingual students who are interested in practicing casual conversation skills in English can attend an information session to find out more.

For New Graduate TAs: Preparing for the First Days of Class

, 7th Floor, Room 720

Facilitated by Sheridan Head Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores inclusive teaching techniques, ways to generate student enthusiasm for the subject matter, and strategies for increasing confidence in the classroom. For grad student TA’s.
Register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:571

For New Graduate TAs: Preparing for the First Days of Class

, 7th Floor, Room 720

Facilitated by Sheridan Head Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores inclusive teaching techniques, ways to generate student enthusiasm for the subject matter, and strategies for increasing confidence in the classroom.
For grad student TA’s.
Register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:570

For New Graduate TAs: Preparing for the First Days of Class

, Room 720

Facilitated by Sheridan Head Teaching Consultants, this workshop explores inclusive teaching techniques, ways to generate student enthusiasm for the subject matter, and strategies for increasing confidence in the classroom. For grad student TA’s.

Register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:569

Facilitating a First Readings Discussion

, Room 720

This workshop will equip First Readings seminar leaders with tools and strategies to facilitate thoughtful and productive discussion about Evicted, Brown’s 2018 First Readings book. 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. Registration required https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:573

English Language Workshop: Professional Email Communication

, Room 520

Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring some do’s and don’ts of email communication in a university setting.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:576

What’s Up? Not Much!: Colloquial Campus Language

, Room 520

What does someone mean when they say “catch the RIPTA”? How do you respond when someone asks you, “What’s up?” Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring common English phrases and idioms as well as some of the local language of Brown.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:578

Preparing for the First Days of Class as a New Faculty Member or Postdoctoral Associate

, Room 720

This workshop, led by Sheridan Center Assistant Director Marc Lo, introduces strategies for engaging students during the first days of class. We will discuss techniques for fostering enthusiasm for course content, activities for gauging student learning, and explore ways to use feedback and reflection to become a more effective instructor. Ample time will be provided to discuss your teaching-related questions. This workshop is appropriate for faculty and postdocs who are new to teaching at Brown. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:45am.

Please register here https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:574.

Facilitating a First Readings Discussion

, Room 720

This workshop will equip First Readings seminar leaders with tools and strategies to facilitate thoughtful and productive discussion about Evicted, Brown’s 2018 First Readings book. 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.

Registration required https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:572

What’s Up? Not Much!: Colloquial Campus Language

, Room 520

What does someone mean when they say “catch the RIPTA”? How do you respond when someone asks you, “What’s up?” Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring common English phrases and idioms as well as some of the local language of Brown.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:577

English Language Workshop: Professional Email Communication

, Room 520

Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring some do’s and don’ts of email communication in a university setting.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:575

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

This session, led by Sheridan Associate Director Jessica Metzler, will introduce participants to the elements of a teaching portfolio and discuss how portfolios can be part of an academic job search. Graduate students at all stages are encouraged to attend.

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