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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 2017 GTA Calendar

Date Time Topic
Thursday, Sept. 7 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Teaching Philosophy Statement +
Tuesday, Sept. 12 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Teaching Philosophy Statement +
Tuesday, Sept. 19 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: Psychological Stresses and Common Anxieties as a Graduate Student +
Tuesday, Sept. 26 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Academic Job Search +
Thursday, Sept. 28 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Gamifying the Classroom *∆
Tuesday, Oct. 3 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: Everyday Technology in Teaching *∆
Wednesday Sept. 20- Wednesday Oct. 25 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Graduate Reading Circle: How Learning Works (Meets every Wednesday for 6 weeks)
Tuesday, Oct. 10 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Grading and Feedback
Tuesday, Oct. 17 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Effective Writing Strategies for Dissertation/Thesis Completion +
Tuesday, Oct. 24 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Student Engagement
Thursday, Oct. 26 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: Promoting a Learning Mindset ∆
Thursday, Nov. 9 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: Authentic Teaching and Learning
Thursday, Nov. 16 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Course Design *∆

* Technology Track
+ Career Development
∆ Pedagogy

Date Time Topic
Tuesday, Jan. 31 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Course Design ∆  Register Here»
Thursday, Feb. 2 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Teaching Philosophy Statement +  Register Here»
Tuesday, Feb. 7 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

GTA Workshop: Teaching Philosophy Statement II + Register Here»

Thursday, Feb. 9 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Student Engagement ∆  Register Here»
Tuesday, Feb. 14 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: How the Web Works and Can Work for You*  Register Here»
Tuesday, Feb. 21 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Digital Identity/Web Presence*+ Register Here»
Thursday, Feb. 23 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Academic Job Search + Register Here»
Tuesday, Feb. 28 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Workshop: Digital Teaching Resources *∆ Register Here»
Tuesday, Mar. 7 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: Effective Slides ∆ Register Here»
Tuesday, Mar. 28 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GTA Seminar: Fair Use and Copyright * Register Here»
Wednesday Mar. 22- Wednesday Apr. 26 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Graduate Reading Circle: TBD (Meets every Wednesday for 6 weeks) Register Here»
Tuesday, Apr. 4 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Grading and Feedback ∆ Register Here»
Tuesday, Apr. 11 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Diversity and Inclusivity in the Classroom ∆ Register Here»
Thursday, Apr. 13 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Micro-Teaching ∆ Register Here»
Tuesday, Apr. 18 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Meeting Your Writing Goals + Register Here»
Tuesday, Apr. 25 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM GTA Seminar: Interviewing for Jobs + Register Here»

* Technology Track
+ Career Development
∆ Pedagogy

Graduate Teaching Academy

Programs

GTA Seminars

  • Improve your teaching effectiveness through discussion-based interactions focused on the theory and philosophy of teaching. (1 hour, bi-monthly)

GTA Practicum

  • Prepare for your teaching career through outcome-based workshops and practice sessions focused on the application of teaching principles. (2-3 hours, various dates)

Graduate Reading Circles

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

Graduate Teaching Mentorship

  • Build leadership skills by serving future GTA participants.

 

Levels of Achievement (view more information)

Level 1

  • Participate in at least 5 GTA Seminars and at least 1 GTA Practicum
  • Submit Reflection Essay

(This levels fulfills the GTA requirements for the *College Teaching Certificate.)

Level 2

  • Participate in at least 5 GTA Practicums and at least 1 GTA Seminar
  • Submit Reflection Essay

Level 3

  • Complete Level 1 & 2 requirements
  • Participate in Graduate Reading Circle
  • Complete Teaching Scholarship Project