Northwestern University

Thu 4:00 PM

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: Annenberg Hall, 345, 2120 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Stephanie Walaszek  

Group: Searle Graduate Events

Category: Academic

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Writing a Teaching Statement*

Thursday, March 9, 4:00pm - 5:30pm AND Thursday, March 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

*Location Change* Walter Annenberg Hall, Room 345, 2120 North Campus Drive

REGISTER for March 9 and March 30

Workshop Description:

Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement. In this workshop, you will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements, create and/or refine your draft to capture your qualifications and approach to teaching, and be able to tailor your statement to different career opportunities. This workshop uses key moments you have experienced as a learner or teacher, to help frame the value of teaching for you.

The workshop has 2 sessions (March 9 and March 30) of 90 minutes each. Before the first session is a short pre-session activity, and in between sessions, you will complete your teaching statement draft and engage in guided peer-feedback with two other participants. The second session will include critical reflection and steps toward securing others’ input to complete your teaching statement.

Workshop Facilitator:

Professor Goldberg is the Director of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Assistant Provost for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He has more than two decades of experience in designing and implementing active learning workshops for graduate students and postdocs, and is co-author of two MOOCs developing learning and teaching skills for future faculty. Having recently arrived from Boston, he is excited to start working with the graduate student and postdoc communities at Northwestern.

*This workshop is part of CIRTL at Northwestern which strives to advance learning in the STEM disciplines by providing professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Create a CIRTL Network Account.

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