Fall Teaching Kickoff

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Please register below and join us as we gather together for a series of interactive workshops aimed at getting you geared up and ready for the first day of class. This year's event takes place on Monday, August 13th in Clough 102. Please register below to attend all day, or to join us as you are able.

Workshop Descriptions

Syllabus Clinic for New Instructors
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Research shows that the way your syllabus is constructed can affect your students’ ability to learn in your class. In addition, making decisions about specific course policies is often a matter of being clear on university-wide rules, then balancing tradeoffs based on your context and style. We invite you to join us, along with a draft of your syllabus, to receive guidance and feedback as you get it ready for the first day of class.
Facilitated by:
Dr. Ruth Poproski, Assistant Director, Faculty Teaching & Learning Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning
Little Actions, Big Impact
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
We all bring “content” expertise to the courses we teach—yet providing an environment conducive to learning seems to grow more difficult each year.  Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of classroom dynamics and the challenges that occur when you encounter a diverse array of students who are all bright and expect to succeed.   You’ll get ideas that will help you respond thoughtfully to student expectations, special requests, and microaggressions when they occur.  Best of all, find out how the little actions you take throughout the term can help you enjoy teaching—and have a big impact on your students as they engage with your course content!
Facilitated by:
Dr. John Stein, Vice President for Student Life and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students Chair
Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning


Leveraging Canvas to Create Engaging Learning Experiences
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
With the introduction of Canvas as a new learning platform at Georgia Tech, instructors have the opportunity to rethink new ways of leveraging technologies to support effective teaching and student engagement. Canvas has many potential options and knowing how to get the most out of them will help you become more efficient and effective in teaching. Join us in this session to explore feasible strategies that you could implement in using Canvas to create engaging learning experiences beyond the classroom. 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Chaohua Ou, Assistant Director, Learning & Technology Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning

Questions? Please email ctlhelp@gatech.edu.

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