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The ECTL recognizes that graduate students play an important part in the UW teaching and learning community. We encourage students to utilize our programs and resources to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as instructors.
Every year we offer and promote educational development opportunities for Graduate Teaching Assistants which are funded through an endowment from the John P. Ellbogen Foundation.
This three-credit S/U course is offered in the spring semester for graduate students who want to broaden their skills and knowledge in the area of teaching in higher education. Dr. Janel Seeley will provide opportunities to develop skills and knowledge needed to design learning materials; create a rich, interactive, and effective classroom; effectively assess student learning; develop a personal teaching philosophy, and reflect on teaching and learning experiences. The course is listed in the Registrar's Spring Class Schedule under "Other Programs" GRAD-Graduate School. This course is generally offered in-person on Tuesdays from 4:10-7:00 pm. For more information, please contact Janel Seeley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Recognized Student Organization (RSO) is mainly focused on improving the professional and social aspects of being a graduate student. GSN activities include research-specific seminars and speakers, focus-group discussions, conference presentation feedback, and social hours. For more information, please see the Graduate Student Network at UW Facebook page.
The Graduate Teaching Assistant Handbook was developed to facilitate the growth of Graduate Assistants as effective instructors. The handbook contains fundamental teaching strategies and approaches to engage students, as well as important legal and ethical responsibilities that all instructors need to know about.
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These books are available to checkout in the ECTL Library.
First Day to Final Grade, 3rd Edition (Curzan & Damour, 2011)
How Learning Works (Ambrose, et al., 2010)
Teaching Your First College Class (Lieberg, 2008)
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning(Lang, 2016)
Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes(Darby & Lang, 2019)
The ECTL has a wealth of resources that promote “best-practice” pedagogies in support of the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. We encourage graduate assistants to browse our website for more information about the ECTL and the resources we make available to UW’s teaching community.
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