2004 GTA Orientation and Training Program  

Department of Mathematics, Penn State  

WEDNESDAY Aug 25th 320 Whitmore Building  
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH and Registration  
1:00 - 1:15 Welcome and Introductions Andrew Belmonte
1:15 - 1:45 Overview of Teaching at Penn State James Sellers
2:00 - 2:45 Class Administration Yuliya Gorb
3:00 - 3:30 Tour of Whitmore
(essentials)
Two groups,
Dima Matsnev to organize
3:30 - 4:00 Refreshments and distributions of books,
assignment of case studies
 
THURSDAY Aug 26th    
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:30 Preparing your First Class Carl Mummert
1:45 - 2:15 Strategies for Teaching Dima Matsnev
2:15 - 2:45 The GTA Development Program Andrew Belmonte
2:45 - 3:30 Who are your Students? Two parallel sessions
-Teaching in Fall (Andrew)
-Not teaching in Fall (Dima)
3:30 - 4:30 Refreshments and Case Studies Andrew Belmonte /
Dima Matsnev
FRIDAY Aug 27th    
10:30 - 11:30 Technology Training Session
(111 Scott Building)
Carl Mummert
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:45 Developing Teaching Skills Jo Battaglia
1:45 - 2:30 Evaluation and Assessment Yuliya Gorb
2:30 - 3:15 Policies and Issues James Sellers
3:15 - 4:00 Refreshments and Case Studies Andrew Belmonte /
Dima Matsnev
4:00 - 4:15 Questions and Wrap-up