Workshops for GSMs and Faculty Coordinators of GSI Training

The following programs are designed to provide information and resources for those designing or running GSI training programs. For questions about these events, please contact Deb Meizlish, debmeiz@umich.edu or 734-764-0505. The 2016-17 Schedule will be updated in April 2016

RUNNING PRACTICE TEACHING SESSIONS

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.

STRATEGIES FOR TRAINING NEW GSIs

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. Lunch will be served.

CONSULTING WITH GSIs

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.

OBSERVING CLASSES AND CONDUCTING MIDTERM STUDENT FEEDBACKS

This workshop is designed to give GSMs 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 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. Dinner will be served.

FALL GSM LUNCH

This lunch program provides a great opportunity for GSMs across the university to meet, network and share strategies.