New workshops for graduate instructors

The Drake Institute announces three upcoming remote workshops designed specifically for Graduate Instructors: 


For Graduate Instructors: Designing Accessible, Adaptive and Effective Assignments

Thursday, Oct. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. 

In this session, participants will learn how to use backwards design principles to create accessible and effective assignments for both in-person and online teaching contexts. Participants will develop assignments to guide student learning in alignment with course goals and learning outcomes. This webinar provides a space for graduate instructors with varying levels of teaching experience to collaborate and learn from each other.



GTA Toolkit: Student Feedback

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Learning to collect and analyze useful feedback is a critical component of instructor development. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for collecting high quality, useful feedback from their students. Participants will practice interpreting, analyzing and prioritizing samples of student feedback, to better position themselves to use the information to inform changes to their teaching practice.   



GTA Toolkit: Beginning Steps of Course Design 

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

This workshop will introduce participants to backward design, an approach to course design that focuses on student learning. Participants will have the chance to practice working through the first few steps of the backward design process—clarifying the goals they have for students and choosing assignments that are aligned with course goals—in an environment where they have the feedback and support of other graduate instructors at Ohio State.