VTGrATE Teach-In

VTGrATE is happy to host the 2nd annual teach-in

“How we know that we know what we know.”

Come join us for en evening of learning and reflection! Information below.
Date: April 3, Tuesday
Time: 5-9 pm
Venue: GLC Meeting Room F
Light snacks will be provided

5:00 – 5:30 pm – Strategies for obtaining and implementing feedback on instruction, Rachel Rupnow
5:30 – 6:00 pm – Recognizing unconscious biases as educators, Jyotsana Sharma
6:00 – 6:30 pm – GRAD 5214 Diversity and inclusion for a global society topic, Christian Matheis
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Facilitating difficult conversations in the classroom, Kwame Harrison, Erin Lavender-Stott, Darren Maczka
7:30 – 8:00 pm – Teaching & learning with diverse and unique learning needs, Pedro & Tamy Guimaraes
8:00 – 8:30 pm – Synthesis
8:30 – 9:00 pm – Open time

Information on Facilitators/Speakers:

Rachel Rupnow: VTGrATE Associate; Doctoral student, Mathematics
Jyotsana Sharma: VTGrATE Associate; Doctoral candidate, Counselor Education
Dr. Christian Matheis: Director, Office of Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Virginia Tech
Dr. Anthony Kwame Harrison: VTGrATE Faculty Scholar; Chair, Academy of Teaching Excellence; Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology
Erin Lavender-Stott: VTGrATE Fellow; Chief Justice, Graduate Honor System; (depending on whether Erin has defended or not) Doctoral Candidate, Human Development and Family Studies
Darren Maczka: VTGrATE Fellow; Doctoral Candidate, Engineering Education
Pedro Guimaraes: Doctoral candidate, Biological Systems Engineering
Dr. Tamara Guimaraes Bucalo: Mechanical Engineering (she just defended, we should already address her as Dr., right?)

Do you have any questions about teaching or grading? Are you experiencing a challenge in the classroom? Drop by to chat, share experiences, and get advice from VTGrATE Fellows over a cup of coffee and some cookies! We are at GLC Meeting Room A, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-6pm. Bring your own mug if you can!

Stay tuned for future events as we post them here and send them out over email. These events are gatherings for learning as well as having fun and meeting each other.