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Writing Your Teaching Statement: Generating Ideas

When: Friday, April 7, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Kate Flom Derrick   (847) 491-3106

Group: Searle Center Events

Category: Academic


Drafting a Teaching Statement can be a challenging process, particularly for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who may have limited teaching experience.

In this workshop, participants will learn about some of the common characteristics of teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners and teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements. 

Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the conventions of strong teaching statements and generated content for a teaching statement draft.

The workshop is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from all departments and disciplines at Northwestern, at all stages of drafting their teaching statements.

Some Details About What to Expect: 

- This is a highly interactive workshop. Participants should look forward to writing and discussing with peers throughout.
- Completing the pre-workshop reading & task will help you more effectively engage in the workshop. You can find this information on the event page after registration. We recommend setting aside approximately 1 hour to complete both the reading and task. 

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