Oklahoma State University

    Spring 2020 SoTL: First Meeting

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

    126 ITLE


    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for GTAs – Spring 2020

    Graduate Teaching Assistants wanting to deepen their understandings of teaching and learning are invited to participate in this six-week workshop facilitated by Drs. Kristi Dickey and Gina Morris. Structured similarly to an interdisciplinary hybrid-style course, participants can expect to work both independently and as part of a cohort in order to investigate:
    • Strategies for creating effective lessons
    • Approaches that promote student engagement
    • Mechanisms for increasing student motivation
    • Influences of educational theory and practice
    • Components of effective instructional design
    • Techniques that encourage students’ active participation
    • Meaningful approaches to assessment

    The Graduate College will supply enrolled students with a copy of the following text:
    Nilson, L. (2016). Teaching at Its best: A research-based resource for college instructors (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Course Dates and Times:

    Online asynchronous work(4 - 6 hours per week):
    January 30, 2020 – March 7, 2020

    Face-to-face meetings(from 11:00am -1:00pm in ITLE 126):
    January 30, 2020
    February 13, 2020

    OSU Graduate Student, Arts & Sciences
    One of the best things about this course and the text is that is provided me with real, tangible teaching tools. These are ideas for assignments, assessments or discussions that could be integrated directly and easily regardless of the course or education level.

    OSU Graduate Student, Business
    My biggest learning in this course has been that I have become aware of formal evidence-based teaching methods and techniques. Before taking this course a lot of my teaching concepts came from anecdotal sources but now I can confidently state that my knowledge comes from evidence-based sources.

    To get the most out of the SoTL course for GTAs you must be serving as a GTA with an instructional role (this is so you can try out techniques and strategies you learn in the course). Please provide the name and contact information of the faculty member for whom you are serving as a GTA. We will confirm with them that you are serving in such a role.
    Expectations for participants to have no charge associated with the course:
    • Complete the reflection questions for the 360° Critical Skills for Career Success program level 2 Instruction activity
    • Earn >80% for the course
    • Attend both in person sessions