Teaching Excellence Seminar (TES)

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Overview

The Teaching Excellence Seminar is held at the beginning of every long semester and is intended to educate and inform new TAs and TFs on UNT policies and best practices in teaching and learning. Because space is limited, early registration is encouraged!

Gateway Center Ballroom

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Teaching Excellence Seminar - August 23rd, 2017

10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Schedule

10:00 — Check in and refreshments

10:15 — Welcome and Keynote

10:45 — Growth Mindset video

11:00 — Break 

11:10 — Activity

11:40 — Lunch

12:00 — Policies Panel

1:00 — Policies Q&A

1:15 — Break

1:30 — Breakout 1

2:10 — Breakout 2

3:00 — Optional Q&A with TAs and TFs and Closing 

Fall, 2017 TES Breakout Sessions

Group One: 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Room and capacity Title Facilitators Handouts
Gateway 42 Keeping your Class on Track: Classroom Management Techniques Giselle Greenidge, Katherine Smart view(.doc) view(.pptx)
Gateway 43 Interacting with Students to Promote Student Success Cassie Hudson, Xiaoxia Zhang view
Gateway 47 Grading Tests and Assignments: Processes, Tools and Academic Integrity Amrita Pal, Subash Adhikari  view
Gateway 48 Blackboard Gradebook Lauri Morrow   
Gateway 51 The First Week of Class: Setting the Tone for Success Jennifer Camacho, Ping Zhu  view
Gateway 52 Expanding your Lecture: Engaging Students in Active Learning Jared Opien, Monika Patel,
Abdulraham Habib
view
Gateway 41 Culturally Responsive Teaching: Diversity in Your Classroom Meranda O’Gorman, Stella Reed view
Gateway 44 How to Use Small Groups Effectively Judi Bradetich, Syeda Alam view
Gateway 46 Time Management: Incorporating Teaching and Preparation Time Into Your Busy Schedule Bill Morgan, Orkhan Ismayilov view
Gateway 53 Working One-on-One with Students in Office Hours or Tutoring Sessions Amanda Phillips,
Hossein Najmi
view
Ballroom Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies Nam Nguyen, Kathy Roberts, Jake McBee view view

Group Two: 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Room and capacity Session Facilitators Handouts
Gateway 42 Keeping your Class on Track: Classroom Management Techniques Giselle Greenidge, Jennifer Camacho  
Gateway 43 Interacting with Students to Promote Student Success Cassie Hudson, Xiaoxia Zhang, Amanda Phillips   
Gateway 47 Grading Tests and Assignments: Processes, Tools and Academic Integrity Amrita Pal, Subash Adhikari   
Gateway 48 Blackboard Gradebook Lauri Morrow  
Gateway 51 Teaching in a STEM Lab Katherine Smart, Hossein Najmi view
Gateway 52 Time Management: Incorporating Teaching and Preparation Time Into Your Busy Schedule Bill Morgan,
Orkhan Ismayilov
 
Gateway 41 Culturally Responsive Teaching: Diversity in Your Classroom Meranda O’Gorman, Stella Reed  
Gateway 44 How to Use Small Groups Effectively Judi Bradetich, Syeda Alam   
Gateway 46 Effective Strategies for Providing Feedback to Your Students Monika Patel, Ping Zhu  view
Gateway 53 Expanding your Lecture: Engaging Students in Active Learning Jared Opien, Abdulraham Habib  
Ballroom Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies Nam Nguyen, Kathy Roberts, Jake McBee  

Supplemental Resources and Support

There are several departmental and university resources and training opportunities available to UNT instructors:

TES Teaching and Learning Resources: Links and materials related to the presentations and topics from TES events.

For more information on the Teaching Excellence Seminar, contact Nancy Fire at Nancy.Fire@unt.edu or at 940-369-8744.