GIFT 2021 Dates and Workshop Schedule

We appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we continue to navigate through these challenging times.  Although there is a light at the end of the tunnel, there are still uncertainties about the final stages of this global pandemic. Because the health and safety of the Tufts community remains our top priority, Phase I of the GIFT program will run using a virtual/remote modality this year. 

Week 1

Faculty Facility Workshops
9:30am-12:30pm
Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28, 2021

Week 2

Faculty Facility Workshops
9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday, June 1 - Friday, June 4, 2021

Week 3

GIFT Participant Presentations
9:30am-1:30pm
Monday, June 7 - Friday, June 11, 2021

Session 1
Monday, May 24, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 10:00 am Welcome to GIFT - Introduction by Kelly McLaughlin, Director of the Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT)

Module Session 1: 

Introduce yourself to your peers "Discussion board" activity before session

Pre-course survey before session

10:00 am - Noon How to Project Confidence in Front of a Classroom by Kareem Khubchandani, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Noon - 12:10 pm Zoom break
12:10 - 12:30 pm  Group activity 
Session 2
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Planning for Learning, Assessing for Learning by Noelle Roop, Department of Education

Module Session 2: 

Please read article posted to Canvas before session

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Group activity (Teaching Philosophy Peer Interview)
Session 3
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Assigning and Supervising Group Projects by Phil Starks, Department of Biology

Module Session 3: 

Nothing due

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Group activity
Session 4
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Creating inclusive classroom environments by Ryan Rideau, CELT Associate Director for Teaching, Learning and Inclusion at CELT and Dana Grossman Leeman, CELT Senior Associate Director

Module Session 4: 

Read instruction on teaching philosophy statement draft and submit to Canvas by 5:00 pm

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 - 12:30 pm Group activity
Session 5
Friday, May 28, 2021 Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Writing a Syllabus and Conveying Expectations by Kristen Wendell, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Module Session 5: 

Locate a copy of your favorite syllabus before session

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Column data

Monday, May 31, 2021
Memorial Day - University not in session

Session 6
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Scientific Perspectives on Bias, Diversity, and Classroom Climate by Sam Sommers, Department of Psychology

Module Session 6:

Peer feedback on teaching philosophy (submit via Canvas by 5:00 pm)

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Group activity
Session 7
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Reviewing your Teaching Philosophy Statement by Carie Cardamone, Associate Director of CELT, Heather Dwyer, Assistant Director of CELT, Mitch McVey, Department of Biology, Anne Soisson, Director of CELT

Module Session 7: 

Please read the feedback you received on your Teaching Philosophy before session today

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Group activity
Session 8
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Effective Lecturing Strategies by Roger Tobin, Department of Physics

Module Session 8: 

Please read two articles posted to Canvas before session today

Submit titles of your final GIFT presentations

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Group activity
Session 9
Friday, June 4, 2021
Canvas Assignments due
9:30 - 11:30 am Case Studies: Teaching in Diverse Settings by Kelly McLaughlin, Department of Biology

Module Session 9: 

Nothing due

11:30 - 11:45 am Zoom break
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Group activity
Sessions 10-14
GIFT Fellows Final Presentations
 
Monday - Friday, June 7-11
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
A separate schedule for the GIFT-Fellow presentations will be provided to GIFT fellow participants Peer and faculty feedback