Penn Graduate Student Center

Navigating the Classroom

About Navigating the Classroom

Navigating the Classroom seeks to help graduate teaching assistants be successful in the classroom through workshops and resources. This program is cosponsored by Penn Graduate Student Center and GAPSA.

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Library offer extensive programming to assist graduate student teachers in the classroom.


So You Know It, Now Can you Teach It?: Interactive Teaching Tips for the Content Expert

Wednesday, February 08, 2017, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Room 305 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Calling all adult educators!

Do you want to increase your effectiveness by gaining more interactive tools for use in your classroom?

Do you need some new tricks to engage your students? Tired of lecture and group discussion? This workshop will explore how interactive exercises can help you meet the goals of your lesson plan.  Participants will learn how to make informed choices about which interactive tools to use when teaching different types of material.  Come learn concrete tools you can immediately apply to your work - your students will thank you!

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

·        share their own experiences of using interactive exercises in the classroom and explore some barriers to using these        

·        identify the goals and outcomes of a list of interactive tools for use in their classroom

·        create an interactive exercise for use in their own classroom



Teaching Workshops

Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Student Center co-sponsor a series of workshops for graduate students, especially TAs, who are interested in learning and improving their teaching skills.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM Friday: 9AM-6PM Saturday-Sunday: 12PM-6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221