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Bok SeminarsRegistration is open for Fall Bok Seminars, short courses that delve into a variety of topics in teaching and learning over multiple sessions, and provide an opportunity for graduate students to learn, connect, and practice with other TFs.

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Reimagining the Fall Teaching Conference

Reimagining the Fall Teaching Conference

September 21, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, many global challenges, and the prospect of a fully remote fall semester, the Bok Center spent the summer grappling with a multitude of questions: How should we prepare graduate student TFs to teach remotely? How could we reimagine our flagship event, the Fall Teaching Conference, usually a bustling two-day conference held in Sever Hall the week before classes start? How could we meet the needs of both new and experienced TFs facing an unprecedented semester?

Like instructors everywhere, we couldn’t take anything for granted. We...

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Dispatches from the Field: Teaching Innovation Videos

September 16, 2020

Back in July, Peter Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, reached out to the Bok Center after a series of informal conversations with faculty colleagues about their innovative ideas for the upcoming semester, which would be taught entirely remotely. The faculty Girguis encountered were working hard across the summer to develop innovative, rich experiences for undergraduates in the fall. While some types of...

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Upcoming Events

2020 Sep 24

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 19 2020 .
11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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2020 Sep 28

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 16 2020 except Mon Oct 12 2020.
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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2020 Sep 29

Bok Seminar - Tools & Techniques for Leading Classroom Discussions

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Suzanne Paszkowski and Rebecca Miller Brown

How can you lead an exciting discussion and keep participants engaged from beginning to end? Which pedagogical techniques and strategies might be the most useful for working with undergraduates? How can you mobilize Zoom and other virtual platforms to lead discussions remotely? This seminar offers both a theoretical and hands-on approach to leading discussions and encouraging student participation in classes of all sizes. To that end, we will explore tools for conducting discussion asynchronously/outside of class to help you...

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2020 Oct 01

Bok Seminar - Classroom Culture: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Community

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Noelle Lopez

As teachers and learners at universities around the world currently face socio-political unrest and an ongoing pandemic, how can you, in your role as a TF, engage with these challenges in the (online) classroom? Specifically, how can you work with students to cultivate a classroom culture in which issues of equity and inclusion are explicitly addressed? Fostering equitable and inclusive learning communities requires collaboration, skill, and practice. Through short readings, activities and dialogue with peer teachers, and a conversation...

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2020 Oct 01

TF Resource Hours

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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