Workshops for GSMs and Faculty Coordinators of GSI Training

Each academic year CRLT offers the following programs. Check back in early May for the updated schedule and registration links. For questions about these events, please contact Ronit Ajlen, ronitg@umich.edu or 734-763-2880.

Event Dates Short Description
Running Practice Teaching Sessions Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Strategies for Training New GSIs Thu, 08/16/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This workshop is an introduction to the various strategies that GSMs and GSI Coordinators can use during the training and development of GSIs. We will model and discuss the use of video, case studies, role plays, brainstorming, and other approaches to GSI training. We will also discuss what the most important components of a GSI training program are. This workshop is ideal for GSMs and GSI Coordinators planning a new GSI training experience from scratch, but is also useful for those looking to revise an already existing program.

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Running Practice Teaching Sessions Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Observing Classes and Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks (MSFs) Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is designed to give GSMs, GSI Coordinators, and new GSICs a framework for observing their GSIs' classes and collecting student feedback. Using role plays and interactive activities, participants will learn how to set up classroom visits, collect objective data during an observation, and use the consultation process to help GSIs be more reflective about their teaching. Participants in this workshop will also learn how to collect midterm feedback from students using small-group discussions and how to use that feedback in a consultation with the GSI. 

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Consulting with GSIs Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is intended for GSMs, Faculty GSI Coordinators, or Teaching Consultants. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice techniques for consulting with GSIs on their teaching, including interpreting and discussing student ratings. In addition to providing time for practice and reflection, we will discuss the various roles a consultant can play in the process of consultation.

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Consulting on Teaching Philosophies Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This workshop is designed to give participants a framework for evaluating and consulting with GSIs on the development of their statement of teaching philosophy. Using examples and the CRLT rubric, participants will have the opportunity to practice reviewing teaching philosophies and space to discuss and reflect with fellow participants.

This workshop is only for new GSICs.

GSI Training Networking Lunch Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This lunch program provides a great opportunity for GSMs and others who directly support GSI training across the university to meet, network, and share strategies.

Running Practice Teaching Sessions Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Consulting with GSIs Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is intended for GSMs, Faculty GSI Coordinators, or Teaching Consultants. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice techniques for consulting with GSIs on their teaching, including interpreting and discussing student ratings. In addition to providing time for practice and reflection, we will discuss the various roles a consultant can play in the process of consultation.

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.

Observing Classes and Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks (MSFs) Fri, 01/18/2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is designed to give GSMs, GSICs, ETCs and GSI Coordinators a framework for observing their GSIs' classes and collecting student feedback. Using role plays and interactive activities, participants will learn how to set up classroom visits, collect objective data during an observation, and use the consultation process to help student instructors be more reflective about their teaching. Participants in this workshop will also learn how to collect midterm feedback from students using small-group discussions and how to use that feedback in a consultation with the instructor.  

This session does not count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training.