Welcome, new Associate Instructors! We know that the Associate Instructors preparing to teach at Indiana University Bloomington have a wide arrange of experiences. Some of you have taught multiple college courses before. Some of you have only the experience of being a student. Some of you have taught K-12 before starting graduate school. Whatever level of experience with which you come to IUB, we’ve planned our upcoming Associate Instructor Orientation (AIO) series with you in mind. Our AIO will provide a series of webinars that cover a wide array of teaching-related topics from learning theories to classroom strategies. It will also provide opportunities for you to meet new Associate Instructors across campus.
This year’s AIO will be held as a series of webinars that will span two weeks: August 16th – 27th. These events have participant caps, so we encourage you to register soon using the event links below. You will need an IU username to register, but if you don’t have one, you can request a guest account. If you’re not able to register, you can watch a recorded versions of the webinars, which will be archived on our CITL Kaltura channel.
This year, our Associate Instructor Orientation will include:
- Creating your Classroom Culture: Identity, Empathy, and Boundaries for Associate Instructors. Monday, August 16th, 1 – 2:30 PM.
- Teaching for Learning: Approaches and Strategies for the Classroom. Monday, August 16th, 3 – 4:30 PM.
- Where do I Begin? How to Facilitate Analysis-Based Discussion. Tuesday, August 17th, 10 – 11:30 AM.
- The New Normal – Using Tech in Meaningful Ways to Support Teaching. Wednesday, August 18th, 10 – 11:15 AM.
- Engaging Students through Active Learning. Wednesday, August 18th, 3:30 – 4:45 PM.
- Practical Guidelines for STEM Lab AIs. Tuesday, August 24th, 1 – 2:15 PM.
These webinars are designed to help new Associate Instructors gain practices and confidence to approach their immediate teaching needs. We anticipate many Associate Instructors wanting to continue their pedagogical development. To prepare for this, we have programming designed for career-long development. Instructors can delve further into these topics and more advanced techniques in our CITL events and graduate student learning communities that are offered year-round. Graduate students can also join the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program, which is a self-paced program designed to guide them through pedagogical professional development.
Are you mentoring a new graduate student who might benefit from this information? Or do you have a friend who is about to start teaching at IUB for the first time? CITL encourages you to share this information with your friends and colleagues. Consider attending a CITL workshop or contact our office for an individual consultation.