Upcoming announcements and events for Columbia graduate students and postdocs from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
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For the week of January 14, 2019
Teaching Development Program
Teaching Development Program

CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) is a new comprehensive opportunity that allows Columbia doctoral students to cultivate, document, and reflect on teaching development across the arc of their graduate school career. Graduate students can participate in the TDP program on one of two tracks: Foundational or Advanced.

Completion of a TDP track earns a letter outlining track competencies and certifying completion from CTL. Completion will also be noted on Columbia transcripts for doctoral students in Arts and Sciences departments. 
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Essentials of Teaching and Learning
Essentials of Teaching and Learning

This series of four workshops offers you approaches to better facilitate student learning, improve teaching practices, and deepen insights developed at teaching orientations or in early teaching experiences. These workshops satisfy track requirements for anyone enrolled in the Teaching Development Program (TDP).

This semester Essentials of Teaching and Learning sessions run on Thursdays from 10:10 - 11:40 a.m, starting Feb. 7. Registration is open for the following sessions: 
Upcoming Events
Inclusive Teaching: Small Changes to Maximize Equity in the Classroom

Looking to create more equitable and inclusive classroom spaces that empower students to actively engage in their learning, but unsure where to begin? Start small by learning inclusive teaching strategies you can implement immediately, such as fostering productive student-student interactions, setting discussion guidelines, and collecting feedback on course climate. Introductory level session; no prior knowledge required. 

Morningside Campus
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: Room 203, Butler Library

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: Armory Track and Field Center, Hospitality Room, 4th Fl
Advanced Topics in Teaching (ATT) - Presentations for Learning 

Whether you are teaching, interviewing for an academic job, or giving a talk at a conference, being able to present your expertise with clarity and conviction is an essential skill. In order to create presentations that help students or audiences learn from you, this workshop will connect you to the elements of effective public speaking and presentation visuals. At this session, graduate students will learn strategies for preparing a presentation and practice their “elevator pitch” with a peer to gain confidence in their presentation style and discover ways to improve it beyond this workshop.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 2:40 PM–4:00 PM

Location: Room 203, Butler Library


Showcasing Your Teaching Development 

In Fall 2018 CTL launched the Teaching Development Program (TDP), a new way for doctoral students to document and articulate their teaching development at Columbia (for details, see At this session, we will be debuting a new digital teaching portfolio service for TDP participants, answering questions about the TDP program, and helping TDP participants map out strategies for track completion. Students currently in the TDP program as well as those thinking about jumping in are invited to join us. A light lunch will be available to registrants.

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 12:10 PM–1:25 PM
Location: Room 203, Butler Library

Course Management: Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors learn how to migrate their content from CourseWorks (Sakai), navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (CUIMC)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (CUIMC)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 (Morningside)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (Morningside)
Thursday, March 7, 2019 (Morningside)
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (Morningside)
Monday, April 29, 2019 (Morningside)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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