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Center for Teaching offers workshops in January and February

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for Teaching will hold a two-part workshop in January and a one-section workshop in February to help graduate-student teaching assistants hone their classroom skills.

The two-part workshop will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 31, in Room 253 of the Iowa Memorial Union. The workshop is designed to help teaching assistants learn instructional basics, frame presentations to class, assess student learning and get ideas for using student responses to improve teaching.

The one-part workshop will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Room 253 of the IMU. Gerald Stone, professor in the College of Education and director of University Counseling Service, will present, "Framing the Teaching Experience: Boundary Questions and Dilemmas."

Both workshops are free, but registration is required. The workshops are geared toward graduate-student teaching assistants but are open to others.
For more information, contact the Center for Teaching, (319) 335-0757, or visit the Center's website at http://www.uiowa.edu/~centeach/

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