Establishing good teaching practices at the graduate level is essential for individuals who plan to teach at a college or university. The following resources are available to all NDSU graduate teaching assistants.
Each fall semester the Office of Teaching and Learning, in partnership with the NDSU Graduate School, offers a Graduate Teaching and Learning conference. This conference is open to all Graduate Teaching Assistants who want to learn best practices of teaching and learning. The theme of this conference is “active-learning.”
Develop confidence and skills to lead your class and lab sessions with the highest level of student involvement in learning. Teaching Assistants who attend this conference will:
- understand NDSU's policies,
- learn about protecting students' educational information,
- be able to more effectively work with students with disabilities, and
- understand effective learning strategies.
All conference attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.
August 19 & 20, 2019
Great Plains // Memorial Union
**Registration closed Tuesday, August 13 at noon.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019
9 - 9:30 a.m. - REGISTRATION + CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - INTRODUCTIONS + CONFERENCE OVERVIEW // Brandy Randall + Jill Motschenbacher
9:45 - 10 a.m. - WELCOME SPEAKERS // President Dean Bresciani + Claudia Tomany
10 - 10:45 a.m. - EFFECTIVE TEACHING // Carrie Anne Platt
10:45 - 11 a.m. - BREAK
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - INTEGRATED COURSE DESIGN // Melissa Vosen Callens
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - LUNCH
1 - 1:45 p.m. - STUDENTS AS INDIVIDUALS // Dena Wyum
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. - USING MOVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM // Amy Tichy
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. - BREAK AND SNACK
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - GROWTH MINDSET: A SELF-TEST OF HOW YOU THINK // Jill Motschenbacher
3:30 - 4 p.m. - DISCUSSIONS + WRAP UP // Brandy Randall + Jill Motschenbacher
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019
9 - 9:30 a.m. - CHECK-IN + CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - WELCOME + DAY 2 OVERVIEW // Brandy Randall + Jill Motschenbacher
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. - ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING: THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERACTIONS // Mila Kryjevskaia + Brianna Santangelo
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - BREAK
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND HIGHER EDUCATION // Carol Bishop + Steven Disrub
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - STUDENT SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR UNDERSERVED STUDENTS // Meghan Yerhot
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - LUNCH
1:15 - 2 p.m. - GETTING YOUR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN GROUP WORK // Lisa Christenson + Loren Baranko
2 - 2:45 p.m. - GIVING FEEDBACK ON WRITING // Enrico Sassi + Andrew Taylor
2:45 - 3 p.m. - BREAK + SNACK
3 - 3:45 P.M. - HANDLING THE STRESS OF MULTIPLE ROLES // Amber Bach-Gorman
3:45 - 4 p.m. - WRAP-UP + Q&A SESSION // Brandy Randall + Jill Motschenbacher
I acknowledge that by submitting this registration I will be in attendance for this event. If I do not attend and do not cancel my registration by noon (12:00 pm) on Wednesday August 14, my student account will be charged $15.00 per day for each day of non-attendance to account for the wasted meals that were ordered for me.
To cancel my registration, I must email Ann.Fredrickson@ndsu.edu
Active Learning Overview
The video above offers an overview of active learning teaching featuring Paul Kelter, Professor and OTL Director and Brandy Randall, Associate Dean of the NDSU Graduate School.
The University of Washington's Center for Teaching and Learning has a well written resource for TAs who are preparing to teach their class. This site covers many of the topics a TA might encounter while teaching and includes advice from experienced TAs. This resource is well worth your time.
The Office of Teaching and Learning's We Learn Together Blog researches and writes posts about different teaching techniques that may enhance your teaching.