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.

To register, click on the event you would like to attend and complete the registration form (UM login required).

Event Dates Short Description
Running Practice Teaching Sessions Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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 Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This workshop is an introduction to the various strategies that GSMs and GSI Coordinators can use to support GSI training and development. We will model and discuss the use of video, case studies, role plays 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. 

Running Practice Teaching Sessions Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Consulting with GSIs Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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 & Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

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.  

Brown Bag Lunch Series for GSMs
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

GSMs are invited to attend these informal monthly gatherings to discuss issues related to the training and consulting with GSIs in their departments. These sessions will be facilitated by a CRLT Instructional Consultant and will provide participants with a space to discuss and sharing strategies to support GSI training and development. You are welcome to bring your lunch as we work together over the lunch hour. All lunches will take place in the CRLT Seminar Room in Palmer Commons.

Running Practice Teaching Sessions Mon, 12/05/2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

Fall GSM Luncheon Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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

Observing Classes & Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

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.