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Spring 2020 Professional Development Workshops
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The University of Texas at Austin enrolls nearly 8,200 graduate and 2,000 professional students, and awards about 900 doctoral and 3,000 master’s degrees each year. Apply today, and in a few short years, one of them could be yours.

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Upcoming Events

Friday Feb. 14
Teaching Preparation Series, Lesson planning: How do I structure my time in the classroom?
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
FAC 328

In this workshop, participants will learn the basic outline of a lesson and practice creating these steps for their own teaching material: the objective, introduction, activity, wrap-up, and assessment. We will dwell on the “activity” stage to discuss scaffolding techniques. Finally, participants will brainstorm assessment methods to check if their lesson plans were successful. Instructors will leave with a useable lesson plan for their classrooms. Event Details

Wednesday Feb. 19
Creating Wicked Students Book Club
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
SZB 450

This book club is designed to encourage instructors to discuss how they can develop wicked courses. Event Details

Thursday Feb. 20
CL Workshop Series: Peer Sharing
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SZB 450

The first workshop focuses on interactions that allow students to voice their thoughts, connections, or opinions to widen their conceptual views and solidify their arguments with peers. Event Details

Friday Feb. 21
Canvas Office Hours
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SZB 450

Drop-in Canvas support Event Details

Friday Feb. 21
Teaching Preparation Series, Grading & feedback: How do I quickly and fairly assess student work?
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Location TBA

Proponents of the grading philosophy known as minimal marking argue that “the best mark is that which allows students to correct the most on their own with the least help.” In this workshop, we’ll talk about why we assign grades to individual assignments, explore the ideas behind minimal marking, and consider how rubrics can save time and create a fairer and more instructive experience for your students. Event Details

Tuesday Feb. 25
Universal Design for Learning 101: What Is It?
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come learn what Universal Design for Learning is, and how it can help you increase opportunities for ALL students in your course to learn! Event Details