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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • FIT: Classroom Assessment Techniques
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 22, 2014 - 11:30 pm
    Location: online
    Description: Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are strategies to quickly assess student learning and provide feedback. In this workshop, participants will discuss, practice, and share a variety of approaches for assessing students’ learning.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT / PTP / CoAT: Effective Teaching With Technology
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm
    Location: Talley Student Center, Ballroom
    Description: Using technology in today’s classroom brings both challenges and new possibilities. You might wonder – How can it I use it productively? What tools are available for me to use? How do I keep technology from being a distraction? What are best practices in using technology in the classroom? Come to this interactive workshop and technology sandbox led by the PFL Team, DELTA, and NC State Libraries to learn how to harness these powerful tools and use them effectively in the classroom.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Classroom Management
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 29, 2014 - 11:30 pm
    Location: online
    Description: Managing the classroom environment is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This workshop is designed to address classroom management issues and concerns. Topics will include: creating a welcoming environment, establishing guidelines and expectations, maintaining professionalism, and handling disruptive students.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Effective Questioning Techniques
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 126
    Description: “Are there any questions?” How many times have you asked this question only to receive blank stares from your students? Learning to ask effective questions is an essential skill for every teacher, regardless of the type of classroom environment. In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and techniques for asking questions effectively to generate more student participation. We will discuss word choice, timing, types of questions, and overall presentation style.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • OPA / PDS: Networking: A Tool for Exploring Careers and Building Professional Relationships
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 201
  • FIT: Teaching Philosophy Peer Review
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 126
    Description: Writing your teaching philosophy is one of the most challenging tasks you will do when developing your portfolio. It is also the most important. After you have completed Parts 1 and 2 of the Introduction to the Teaching Portfolio online module, bring two copies of your teaching philosophy draft to this informal session to work with a peer to develop your best teaching philosophy statement. This is the perfect opportunity to “field test” your philosophy, receive comments on your draft, and offer constructive feedback to one of your peers. Note: This workshop does not count as one of the six required workshops for the CoAT program.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • RCR / TDSS: Effective Data Management for Your Research
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Talley Student Unioin, Room 3285
    Description: <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Introduction to Teaching
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 126
    Description: The Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection. This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom. All CoAT participants must complete this workshop. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • PDS / TDSS: Refworks: A Reference Management Tool that Saves Time
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: DH Hill Library, ITTC Lab 1A-B
    Description: <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • PDS: Stress Management
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Nc State University Student Health Services
    Description: The world of graduate school can be overwhelming and stressful. Come join us as we explore the physiologic reasons for stress, compare different responses to stress, set goals to handle stress in a healthy way, and practice some stress-reducing techniques. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT / PTP / CoAT: Leading With Care: Recognizing and Responding to Emotional Distress in Students
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Talley Student Unioin, Room 4280
    Description: Teaching Assistants and Postdocs have the chance to really get to know the undergraduates they teach in recitations, small groups, and labs - sometimes, even better than the faculty members that oversee large classes. Because of this close interaction, you are perfectly suited to identify students in need. QPR-Question, Persuade, Refer, is live-saving training that equips you to handle situations with students in need, and get them to the resources that can save their lives. This training is vital for everyone who works with students on a regular basis. Come learn how to best support your students! <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • PDS/OPA: Communicating Your Value - Crafting your CV and Cover Letter
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Talley Student Union, 3285
    Description: Resumes, CVs, and letters play a strategic function in the job search process with the primary goal being: Get An Interview. Poorly written documents can be a barrier to making this happen. This workshop will show you how to represent your skills, strengths and abilities as well as the potential value you have to offer an employer. Time will not allow for individual resume critiques in this workshop, but information will be provided that can significantly improve your resume. Individual appointments can be made with your career professional in the Career Development Center. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Writing Learning Outcomes
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 20, 2014 - 11:59 pm
    Location: online
    Description: This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the process of writing effective learning outcomes. As the basis for structured teaching and instruction, learning outcomes help to define teacher expectations for students within the curriculum, and writing learning outcomes is one of the most important steps to take before entering the classroom. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of learning outcomes in the classroom and learn how to design successful learning outcomes.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Introduction to Teaching
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 126
    Description: he Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection. This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom. All CoAT participants must complete this workshop. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Establishing Credibility and Authority in the Classroom
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 27, 2014 - 11:59 pm
    Location: online
    Description: For new instructors and graduate teaching assistants, it can be challenging to establish credibility and authority in the classroom. In this workshop, we will discuss how instructor credibility and legitimacy is established or lost and explore ways to respond to subtle and direct challenges to your authority. We will discuss how to change an environment once this type of challenge has occurred so you and your students can refocus and re-establish stability in the classroom. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT/RCR: Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: October 28, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 201
    Description: In the context of increasing concern about plagiarism—and increasingly questionable practices for dealing with it—this workshop will focus on productive ways to design writing assignments that restore our roles as guides to our student learning and make it very difficult or even impossible for student to commit plagiarism. We will also consider ways to teach skills for the use and attribution of sources in specific fields, and distinguish lapses in these skills (and the resulting muddled or inappropriate documentation) from real plagiarism.
  • FIT: Evaluation and Grading
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: November 3, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 126
    Description: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with an introduction to different grading and evaluation processes in teaching. Participants will practice creating a rubric and designing an evaluation process for their own course. Participants will also discuss best practices for grading and evaluation. This workshop is recommended for those who have limited grading experience.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • PDS/OPA: Beyond Networking: Navigating LinkedIn
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: November 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 201
    Description: Are you interested in creating and maintaining a professional online presence? Leveraging LinkedIn to grow your network? Then come join us for this hands-on workshop where you will create a Linkedin account, grow your network, and learn to leverage it for your career goals. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Managing Disruptive Behaviors
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2014 - 11:59 pm
    Location: online
    Description: This workshop is a partnership between The Graduate School and Innovative Educators. There are NO COSTS for workshop participants from NC State. The workshop will include a pre-recorded presentation by Dr. Brian Van Brunt from Western Kentucky University. The online video presentation will be followed by online discussions facilitated by Dr. Barbi Honeycutt. This practical session is designed for new and experienced faculty members who are looking for new tools to manage difficult student situations in their classrooms. The workshop will demonstrate techniques to re-direct, manage and calm the disruptive students. The facilitators will focus on the techniques of motivational interviewing to offer faculty members an underlying theory and clear examples of how to address today’s classroom problems.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Learning Styles
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: November 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 126
    Description: There are more than eight different learning styles, and traditional teaching methods only assist in addressing a few of them. In this workshop, we will discuss the different ways people learn and explore how you can make simple adaptations to your teaching to enhance the learning process.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
  • FIT: Introduction to Teaching
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: November 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Witherspoon 201
    Description: The Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection. This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom. All CoAT participants must complete this workshop.<a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>