ENGL 805: Practicum in Teaching

2nd Year GTAs

Policy Statement and Course Schedule -- Fall 2003


Objectives for 2nd Year Practicum

Much of this semester's work is aimed at preparing your teaching/professional portfolio. During the spring semester, we will be scheduling individual final conferences with each one of you. During this "exit interview," we'll review your final teaching/professional portfolio together and talk about your plans for the future.

When we meet as a group this fall, we'll be meeting in EH 12. On those Mondays when no formal meeting is scheduled, your advisors will be available to confer about grading, lesson planning, and preparing your teaching portfolio.

Your Responsibilities

Schedule for ENGL 805 (2nd Year GTAs)

Week Date Topic
1 Aug. 26
Introduction: Preview of Semester
Teaching Strategies/Classroom Activities for 1st year GTAs: Discussion and Preliminary Planning
2 Sept. 1 Labor Day Holiday
3 Sept. 8
OPEN (Planning time for Teaching Strategies/Classroom Activities)
4 Sept. 15
5 Sept. 22
Introduce Sample Statement of Teaching Philosophy (in EH 012)
Presentation to 1st Years: Problem Students (Phil, Shannon, Tim H.)
Rubrics for Expos 1 Essays (Katherine)
Plagiarism and Documentation (joint meeting with 1st year GTAs in EH226)
6 Sept. 29
Workshop: Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Introduce Sample Resume
Presentation to 1st Years: Student Conferences (Matt, Erin, Amy)
7 Oct. 6
Preparing for Midterm Portfolio
Presentation to 1st Years: Procedures for Reporting Plagiarism (Sarah)
Grading Session on "Difficult" Papers
8 Oct. 13
Fall Break
9 Oct. 20 Read Midterm Portfolios
10 Oct. 27
11 Nov. 3
Workshop: C.V./Resume
12 Nov. 10 OPEN
13 Nov. 17
Presentation to 1st Years: Classroom Time Management/Pacing (Judy, Michelle, Hugh)
14 Nov. 24
Handout for 1st Years on Comparison of Grading Systems (Megan, Gina, Tim B., Khristan)
15 Dec. 1
New Developments in the Expos 1 Curriculum
Introduction to Teaching Portfolio
Presentation to 1st Years: Refining Your Teaching Persona (Nancy, Mandie, Heather)
16 Dec. 8 Preparation for Final Portfolio Grading Session

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