2018–19 Pedagogy Workshop

Coordinated by Alice Goff, assistant professor of history

For assistance to attend the workshop,
please contact Nicole Beckmann Tessel nicobeen@uchicago.edu or Nick Kryczka kryczka@uchicago.edu
Chicago Center for Teaching Fellows

Autumn Quarter

Best Practices for Teaching Statements & Portfolios
Wednesday, October 3, 12.30–2.30 PM, Bookstore, 970 E. 58th Street, 3rd floor
Sponsored by the Chicago Center for Teaching's UChicagoGRAD's Academic Job Market Series. RSVP

Fundamentals of Teaching: Think Like a Historian
Thursday, October 4, 12–1.30 PM, Wieboldt 310 D/E
with Nicole Beckmann Tessel and Nick Kryczka
We will debate and define what it is we’re talking about when we say we’re teaching students to “think historically.” Clarifying our own sense of the discipline’s core competencies allows us to communicate what it is we want our students to learn and why we think it matters. This session is for first-time interns and teaching assistants in History courses and College civilization sequences.

Fundamentals of Teaching: Don’t Wing It
Thursday, October 11, 12–1.30 PM, Wieboldt 310 D/E
with Nicole Beckmann Tessel and Nick Kryczka
You will discover the benefits of designing courses and class sessions around discipline-specific learning goals. By beginning with a clear sense of what we expect our students to do at the end of our class, we can constructively align assessments with the activities that will take them there. This session is for first-time interns and teaching assistants in History courses and College civilization sequences.

Best Practices for High-Risk Fieldwork
Tuesday, October 16, 12.30–1.50 PM, Haskell Mezzanine 102
with Kathleen Belew, Michael Fisch, and Alice Goff
Join award-winning documentary photographer and photojournalist Glenna Gordon on how to approach historical and anthropological fieldwork in high-risk settings. This event is conceived in conjunction with the winter quarter “Teaching Difficult Histories” session. Sponsored jointly by History's pedagogy workshop and the Anthropology's graduate methods seminar. RSVP to agoff[at]uchicago.edu.

Fundamentals of Teaching: Keep Them Awake
Thursday, October 18, 12–1.30 PM, Wieboldt 310 D/E
with Nicole Beckmann Tessel and Nick Kryczka
We will experiment with what works to keep students engaged in the day-to-day intellectual challenges that we stage for them. Even within the confines of "discussion" and "lecture," we have a broad range of formats and tactics upon which to draw to better reach our students, command their attention, and get them active in the history classroom. This session is for first-time interns and teaching assistants in History courses and College civilization sequences.

Fundamentals of Teaching: Grade What You Teach
Thursday, October 25, 12–1.30 PM, Wieboldt 310 D/E
with Nicole Beckmann Tessel and Nick Kryczka
We will get a handle on why we grade, what we ought to be grading when we grade, and how rubrics can help us manage our workload.

The Craft of the Syllabus
Thursday, November 1, 12–1.30 PM, Wieboldt 310 D/E
with Alice Goff
We will discuss methods of structuring a course through devising a topic, selecting readings, organizing lectures, and planning assignments with an eye towards developing your own draft syllabi. Please bring either a syllabus for a planned course or a favorite syllabus from a class that you’ve taken in the past.
 

Teaching Portfolios
Thursday, November 8, 1.30–3.30 PM, Wieboldt 310 D/E
Bring drafts of job-market teaching statements and teaching-portfolio materials for peer review. Sponsored by the Chicago Center for Teaching's UChicagoGRAD's Academic Job Market Series. RSVP. Attendance at one of the CCT’s previous seminars on teaching portfolios (for example, October 3) is required before registering.

Winter Quarter
Days and times TBD.

The Art of the Lecture with Alice Goff

Historians and K–12 Education: A Field Trip, part 1 & 2 with Nicole Beckmann Tessel and Nick Kryczka

Teaching Difficult History with Kathleen Belew, Alice Goff, and Johanna Ransmeier

Teaching with Images and Objects with Alice Goff

Spring Quarter
Days and times TBD.

Gaming and Fiction in the History Classroom with Ada Palmer

Distant Pasts and Longue Durées with Alice Goff

Tuning the BA Thesis: A Preceptor Workshop, part 1&2 with faculty members, Nicole Beckmann Tessel, and Nick Kryczka