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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.

Spring 2019 GTA Events

Date

Time

Event

Tuesday, Jan. 29

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

+∆ GTA Workshop:       

What to do About Negative Course Evaluations

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Wednesday, Jan. 30

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

*∆ GTA Workshop:

Creating Collaborative Student Groups in Canvas

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Tuesday, March 5 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

∆ GTA Workshop:
Strategies to Promote Productive Debate in the Classroom

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Wednesday, March 14 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

*∆ GTA Workshop:
Using Classroom Polling to Facilitate Student Interaction

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Wednesday

April 3, 10, 17
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

∆ Graduate Learning Community:
Creating a Safe and Engaging Discussion Space
Please register for all three sessions of this learning community.
April 3: Register»

April 10: Register»

April 17: Register»

Thursday, April 4 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

∆ GTA Workshop:
Teaching and Working With International Students

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Tuesday, April 25

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

∆ GTA Workshop:
Building and Using Rubrics to Ensure Fairness in Subjective Grading

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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
A maximum of 3 hours of CTE events that are not focused on graduate students can be applied toward the hours needed to complete a teaching certificate.