Seminars, Workshops, and Colloquia

Overview

TILT collaborates with faculty and staff from across campus to provide research-based, classroom-tested seminars and workshops. These are added to and updated on the TILT calendar throughout the semester, so please visit regularly.

Seminars

Crafting a Teaching Persona for Online Learning Environments

Hailey Otis, TILT

March 11, 2021 3:00AM - 4:30AM
Live via Zoom

The Latin word “persona” most directly translates to “mask.” What kind of mask should we wear while teaching? Should we wear a mask while teaching? How much of our teaching persona should be our authentic personality and how much of it should be a mask? How do we develop a teaching style that works for us as instructors and is also conducive to student learning? These questions have become even more complex as instructors move to online (or hybrid) teaching environments in the wake of COVID-19. This workshop will explore what it means to put on a mask and develop a teaching persona with consideration of the specific demands of an online teaching environment.

This workshop will be offered live via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the presenter via the Zoom "chat" function throughout the workshop, and then we will open up to a live Q & A at the end.
This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate.
This session aligns with the "Instructional Strategies" domain of the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Framework.

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Workshops

Creating a Teaching Philosophy

Deb Colbert & Hailey Otis, TILT

February 25, 2021 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Live via Zoom

As post-secondary teachers, it is becoming increasingly more important to articulate an individual teaching philosophy and that it be available for review when applying for a college or university faculty positions. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about best practices in creating a teaching philosophy as well as solicit advice from TILT Professional Development staff as you develop your own. Specifically, this session will include:
An overview of the research on what potential employers are looking for in a Teaching Philosophy
An overview of the basic structure and central information that should be included
Ideas for strategies from CSU faculty and what they look for in a Teaching Philosophy.

This workshop will be offered live via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the presenters via the Zoom "chat" function throughout the workshop, and then we will open up to a live Q & A at the end.
This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate.
This session aligns with the "Classroom Climate" domain of the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Framework.

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Fostering an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classroom

Maggie Hendrickson (they/them), Assistant Director, Pride Resource Center

March 17, 2021 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Live via Zoom

Participants will hear from professional staff from the Pride Resource Center about the experiences of our LGBTQ+ students on campus and explore ways to better support our students across diverse gender identities and sexual and romantic orientations in ways that help our LGBTQ+ students thrive in the classroom.

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Social Justice Pedagogy: An Introduction

Hailey Otis, TILT/Communication Studies & Jordin Clark, Communication Studies

April 1, 2021 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Live via Zoom

Critical and social justice approaches to pedagogy insist that issues of democracy and social justice are not distinct from the acts of teaching and learning. These approaches aim to develop a critical consciousness in students as a first step toward political action as well as social and institutional change. Moreover, social justice pedagogy emphasizes the relationship between reflection and praxis and aims to give student the tools they need to name and transform the world around them in service of the liberation of marginalized groups.

Critical and social justice approaches to pedagogy are becoming increasingly more crucial in this time of political unrest, where logics of white supremacy are, once again, shown to pervade all institutions in the U.S., including spaces of education. This workshop will provide an introduction to Critical and Social Justice pedagogies and, together, we will imagine a future for our pedagogical praxis that understands and dismantles systemic forms of oppression and prioritizes liberation of marginalized groups.

This workshop will be offered live via Zoom.
This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate.
This session aligns with the "Inclusive Pedagogy" domain of the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Framework.

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Creating a Teaching Philosophy

Deb Colbert & Hailey Otis, TILT

April 29, 2021 10:30AM - 12:00PM

As post-secondary teachers, it is becoming increasingly more important to articulate an individual teaching philosophy and that it be available for review when applying for a college or university faculty positions. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about best practices in creating a teaching philosophy as well as solicit advice from TILT Professional Development staff as you develop your own. Specifically, this session will include:
An overview of the research on what potential employers are looking for in a Teaching Philosophy
An overview of the basic structure and central information that should be included
Ideas for strategies from CSU faculty and what they look for in a Teaching Philosophy.

This workshop will be offered live via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the presenters via the Zoom "chat" function throughout the workshop, and then we will open up to a live Q & A at the end.
This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate.
This session aligns with the "Classroom Climate" domain of the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Framework.

Register for this Event