Workshops for GSMs and Faculty Coordinators of GSI Training

Each academic year, CRLT offers the following programs for those working with GSIs. Check back in July for the updated schedule and registration links for Fall term. Please note that Fall 2020 programming may be offered remotely due to the pandemic (details TBA below for each individual offering).

In the meantime, CRLT is happy to consult with you about supporting GSI training and development in your department. For questions about these events and resources or GSI support and training, please contact us at CRLTGSIteam@umich.edu.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR RUNNING PRACTICE TEACHING SESSIONS

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver sample lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on these sample lessons while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. This set of online resources will provide information for facilitators on how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs, for either in-person or online practice teaching sessions.

STRATEGIES FOR TRAINING NEW GSIs

Are you newly responsible for GSI Training in your unit? Are you looking to revise your approach to GSI Training? Do you need to think through contingency plans given the unfolding COVID-19 situation? During Spring/Summer 2020, CRLT Consultants will hold special consulting sessions for the GSI Training community at U-M. To sign up for notification about these sessions (including dates/times and registration information), please provide your contact information here.

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.

NETWORKING LUNCH FOR GSMs AND FACULTY GSI COORDINATORS

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.