Each August, hundreds of graduate students are introduced to learning-centered teaching at the University of Virginia through our day-long workshop series, Teaching as a Graduate Student (formerly known as the August Teaching Workshop). These practical and interactive sessions address teaching across disciplines and are beneficial for both new and experienced teachers. With graduate teaching roles at UVa specifically in mind, sessions will address topics such as
- getting to know your students
- teaching the first day
- understanding the principles of learning-centered teaching
- negotiating potential pitfalls and difficulties
- grading effectively
- learning discipline-specific pedagogies such as facilitating discussions, leading labs, and teaching foreign languages
Teaching as a Graduate Student is an opportunity to connect with the teaching community at UVa and to begin this crucial aspect of graduate student professional development. This year, Teaching as a Graduate Student will be held Thursday, August 17, 2017.