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Mission:

Teacher to Teacher (T2T) is an interdisciplinary working group of faculty whose purpose is to promote campus-wide conversations about effective teaching, whether that teaching occurs in a traditional classroom, in online digital space, or in other educational contexts.

 

Objectives of the T2T working group include supporting faculty by:

  • Creating professional development opportunities for the exchange of pedagogical ideas
  • Encouraging pedagogical innovation based on best practices
  • Recognizing diversity in teaching and learning styles
  • Fostering opportunities for faculty collaboration

Upcoming Event:

"What Works for Me" Coffee Talk

Oct 1 - 4:30-6:30 PM (come and go as you can!)

 

T2T is happy to invite you to our first event of the new school year. We’re hosting an informal peer-mentoring event on Zoom on Thursday, October 1 between 4:30 and 6:30 PM.  

T2T is working with Distance Learning to present short 2-3 minute faculty-produced tutorials that will help streamline picking up new tech skills to enhance face-to-face classroom teaching, and prepare faculty for fully-online teaching (after Thanksgiving). Come prepared to divide into small breakout groups to contribute ideas for our “What Works for Me” repository.  

Bring the questions that vex you! Come share techniques and hints that have worked for you in online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching this semester. Each breakout group will be stocked with seed questions/issues that have surfaced during focus-group and committee meetings over the summer and fall, but we will give priority to the questions you bring.  

Zoom check-in begins at 4:15, and the Coffee Talks begin at 4:30, but you are welcome to come and go as your schedule permits.

Past Events:

T2T Table Talk

The Point (in the University Center)

You asked and T2T heard!  In response to your suggestions, T2T, in conjunction with the Faculty Success Committee, hosted an informal peer-mentoring event at The Point.  Participants divided into small groups and exchanged strategies for navigating academic life and pedagogical challenges (large and small). Tables were stocked with questions/issues that have surfaced during past events, but priority was given to the questions participants brought. This event will repeated again in Spring 2020.   

 

G.I.F.T.s to Share: Great Ideas for Teaching!

CMU University Center Ballroom

 Printable Handouts

At the fall T2T event, colleagues shared Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFTs) to energize and motivate students. They also shared tools and tricks to help explain a concept or reinforce a point. The printable handouts describe the talks and provide info that is transferable across disciplines.