GTA Certificate Program
Summer 2008 Schedule


May 14 - July 30, 2008
Wednesdays, 1:00-4:30




Schedule
Date Topics
Session 1
5/14
  • Introductions
  • Walk-through Module 1
  • Brief presentations on learning definitions
  • Course outline, expectations, policies and procedures
  • project overview
  • HW for next time: Module 2 (including forum and quiz)
Session 2
5/21

  • Presentations by everyone: one minute presentation on learning styles.
  • Debrief of learning styles
  • Introduction to learning theories
  • HW for next time: Module 3 (including forum and quiz)

Session 3
5/28

  • Presentations by everyone: one minute presentation with no preparation; topic will be announced "on the spot"
  • Introduction to course design
  • HW for next time: Module 4 (including forum and quiz)
Session 4
6/4

  • Teaching Models
  • Syllabus creation
  • Schedule creation workshop
  • HW for next time: Module 5 (including forum and quiz)
Session 5
6/11

  • Introduction to classroom management
  • HW for next time: Module 6 (including quiz)
Session 6
6/18

  • Introduction to engaging lectures and effective uses of PowerPoint
  • Classroom assessment techniques
  • HW for next time: Module 7 (including forum and quiz)
Session 7
6/25
  • Introduction to leading discussions and labs; assessment of discussions
  • Case studies
  • Demo: Classroom response systems
  • HW for next time: Module 8 (including forum and quiz)
Session 8
7/2

  • Structured Debate: "Guided Learning"
  • PBL
  • Experiential Learning
  • Online discussions
  • Excel Gradebooks workshop
  • create student groups for upcoming groupwork
  • HW for next time: Module 9 (including forum and quiz)
Session 9
7/9
  • Formative and summative assessment and feedback, writing test questions
  • Using rubrics
  • Online quizzes
  • myUCF Grades
  • HW for next time: Module 10 (including forum and quiz)
Session 10
7/16
  • Presentations by Student Groups on 'Groupwork'
  • HW for next time: Module 11 and prepare for formal presentation
Session 11
7/23
  • Formal presentation
  • HW for next time: Module 12
Session 12
7/30
  • Poster Session
  • Project is due
  • Discussion of Teaching Portfolios
  • End of semester activities

Schedule subject to revision.