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Teacher Development Program for Graduate Students

The Teacher Development Series is a free, six-part series designed specifically for graduate students to develop teaching and classroom skills.   The Series are held each Fall and Spring semester.                    

The Grad Life Office and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning are again partnering to offer a series of workshops in our Teacher Development Program for Graduate Students. These free, non-credit workshops are open to all Lehigh graduate students. Students who attend five of the six sessions over the semester will receive a Level I Certificate of Participation and letters of commendation to their department chair and adviser. Once a level I certificate is earned and you have successfully completed 1 Fall and 1 Spring T.D. series, a Level II Certificate of Participation is earned. Noting your additional efforts, a Certificate of Participation, Level II is earned and a second letter is sent to your department chair and adviser.

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All sessions will be held on Thursdays 2:30-4:00 CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)  
September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19 and November 2 & 16.

Session 1: Presentations and Communications 
When: Thursday, September 7th 2:30-4:00 pm
Where: CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)
Topics: An opportunity to learn more about--and practice--effective presentation and communication skills. 

Session 2: Classroom Management and Organization
When: Thursday, September 21st, 2:30-4:00 pm
Where: CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)
Topics: How do effective teachers manage a classroom, motivate students, and deal with difficult classroom situations? 

Session 3: Crafting a Lecture
When: Thursday, October 5th,  2:30-4:00 pm
Where: CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)
Topics: How do effective teachers prepare a lecture? What are the best ways to deliver a lecture effectively? What do effective teachers keep in mind when teaching large groups of students? 

Session 4: Engaging Students
When: Thursday, October 19th, 2:30-4:00 pm
Where: CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)
Topics: How do effective teachers engage and inspire students? How do they ensure content mastery and promote higher-order thinking? 

Session 5: Strategies for Active Learning in the Classroom
When: Thursday November 2nd, 2:30-4:00 pm
Where: CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)
Topics:  How do effective teachers get students to think and participate during class? How do they invite and respond to questions? How do they start conversations and facilitate discussions?  

Session 6: Course Design Workshop
When: Thursday, November 16th 2:30-4:00 
Where: CITL Classroom (EWFM 379)
Topics: How can we design classes, pose questions, present material, and design assignments so that students learn more deeply and retain what they've learned?




If you have missed a session:  You may make up one missed session (provided that session was recorded) by watching the recorded session you missed.   You then provide a brief summary to gradlife@lehigh.edu.  Not all sessions are recorded.

Teacher Development Series Spring 2017

Session#1 - was not recorded.

Session #2 - 2/16/2017

Session#3 - 3/2/2017

Session#4 - 3/23/2017

Session#5 - 4/6/2017

 Teacher Development Series Fall 2016

Sessions #1, #2 and #5 were not recorded because of technical difficulties.

Teacher Dev #3 - 10/06/16

Teacher Dev #4 - 10/20/16

Teacher Dev #6 - 11/17/16

For Archived (prior years) Teacher Development sessions/videos, see below.

 Teacher Development Series Spring 2016

Teacher Dev #5 - 4/7/16
Teacher Dev #4 - This session was not recorded.
Teacher Dev #3 - 3/3/16
Teacher Dev #2 - 2/18/16
Teacher Dev #1 - 2/4/16 - Due to technical difficulties, this session was not recorded.

Teacher Development Series 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2015
Session 2(not recorded and not availiable to make up) 
Session 3
Session 4 
Session 5
Session 6

Teacher Development Series 2014

Spring and Fall 2014


Teacher Development Series 2013
Spring and Fall 2013