Graduate Teaching Toolkit: Facilitating Group Work

Hosted by: 
The Drake Institute
November 21, 2023 | 11:00am to 12:30pm
Student Alumni Council Room,
Ohio Union (2nd floor)

Wondering how to effectively use group work in your teaching? Not sure how to integrate the benefits of group work in your course? In this month’s workshop, we will explore these questions – and more. Here, our Toolkit introduces participants to skills, strategies, and best practices in facilitating effective group work. Participants will have the opportunity to practice crafting group work activities and learning more about challenges, assessment, and benefits of incorporating group work in an informal and supportive learning environment with other members of the graduate student community.  

All Toolkit workshops are designed to support participants’ professional development, engage them in reflecting on, discussing, and sharing their teaching practices, and build community between graduate instructors on campus who are passionate about improving their teaching. All graduate students, regardless of teaching experience, are welcome to attend.  

As a result of attending GTA Toolkit, participants will: 

  • identify the benefits of group work within and beyond the classroom​ 
  • gain confidence crafting a variety of group work activities that reflect course goals​ 
  • explore strategies to identify and manage challenges related to group work​ 
  • reflect on methods to conclude and assess group work 

You may register here.

If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

All members of the university community are welcome in Drake Institute activities, programs, services, and employment —regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Institute for Teaching and Learning programming is offered in accordance with university guidelines associated with in-person and remote activities. The Institute will inform registrants of delivery modifications should those guidelines change.

Submit your event for consideration to the UITL events list.