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Graduate Teaching Academy

Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) seeks to promote and maintain a standard of teaching excellence amongst graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. The academy is open to all current graduate students and postdocs who are interested in professional development activities focused on enhancing teaching to improve student learning.

Fall 2018 GTA Events

Date

Time

Event

Tuesday, Sept. 18

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

+ GTA Workshop:       
Teaching Philosophy Statement Register»

Thursday, Sept. 20

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

*∆ GTA Workshop:
Strategies to Convey Competence
through Canvas Register»

Tuesday, Sept. 25

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

+ GTA Workshop:
Teaching Philosophy Statement II
Register»

Wednesday, Sept 26

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

∆ GTA Seminar:
Using Humor in the Classroom Register»

Wednesday, Oct. 3 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ∆ Classroom, Teaching Effectively Learning Community Register»
Wednesday, Oct. 10 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ∆ Conference, Teaching Effectively Learning Community Register»
Wednesday, Oct. 17 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ∆ Public Workshops, Teaching Effectively Learning Community Register»

Wednesday
Oct. 24

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

∆ Job Talks, Teaching Effectively Learning Community Register»

Thursday, Nov. 1

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

*+∆ GTA Seminar:
Psychological Stresses, Common Anxieties, and Coping Strategies Register»

Wednesday, Nov. 14

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

∆ GTA Seminar:
Preparing Your Students and Yourself for the
End of the Semester Register»

Technology, + Career Development, Pedagogy

 

Graduate Teaching Academy

Programs

GTA SEMINARS

  • Improve your teaching effectiveness and professional development through discussion-based interactions focused on the theory and philosophy of teaching. (1 hour, various dates)

GTA WORKSHOPS

  • Prepare for your teaching and career through outcome-based workshops and practice sessions focused on the application of teaching principles and professional development strategies (2 hours, various dates)

GRADUATE READING CIRCLES

  • Explore relevant teaching topics through learning communities examining in-depth, teaching-related topics. (1 hour, weekly)

Levels of Achievement (view more information)

LEVEL 1

  • Participate in at least 15 hours of GTA and DITA workshops/seminars
  • Submit Reflection Essay

LEVEL 2

  • Participate in at least 20 hours of GTA and DITA workshops/seminars
  • Complete at least one classroom teaching observation
  • Submit Reflection Essay