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Jan
31
Wed
Public Speaking Skills for ESL Students @ Career Center, Room 200
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

In this interactive workshop, multilingual students will practice translating their research, especially technical terms and concepts, into interesting, accessible knowledge for a general audience. We will also provide an overview of some of the more common stress and intonation patterns in English, with ample time for practice. Being able to use these patterns will help you emphasize your key points in speeches.

Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Cross-Cultural Analysis @ online
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm

Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this workshop designed for international teaching assistants.

For more information please click here.

Google Networking Night for Social Science and Humanities PhDs @ Google Venice
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Google’s Venice campus for an evening of career exploration and networking to learn more about careers in tech for PhDs in the humanities and social sciences.

Google Networking Night for UCLA Social Science and Humanities PhDs @ Google Venice Campus
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Google’s Venice campus for an evening of career exploration about jobs in tech!

Googlers with PhDs in the social sciences and humanities will share their experiences and offer insights. Network over drinks and appetizers to learn about career opportunities and how social scientists and humanists are making an impact at Google!

Space is limited for this exclusive event. Click here to apply!

(Open only to UCLA PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in social sciences or humanities disciplines.)

Feb
1
Thu
Basic Design Principles for Visual Presentations @ Career Center, Room 200
Feb 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The content of any presentation is critical, however, if you want your audience to understand, retain, and recall your message, powerful and complimentary visual aids will help you achieve those goals. This interactive workshop will introduce the audience to universal design principles that can be applied when creating visual presentations using any platform, such as PowerPoint, Prezi, and Haiku Deck. In preparation for the 2017 Grad Slam competition, the audience will practice applying these principles within the context of the PowerPoint rules and examples from previous finalists will be shared.

Feb
4
Sun
CIRTL MOOC: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching @ Online
Feb 4 all-day

About this course

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This free online course provides preparation for current and future STEM faculty members in effective teaching strategies and the evidence that supports these strategies. Participants will learn how to (a) engage students in active learning in classrooms using strategies such as peer instruction and problem-based learning, (b) develop methods to help their students think more like experts in their fields using inquiry-based labs and similar activities, (c) turn their classrooms into learning communities through cooperative learning and using the diverse perspectives of their students, and (d) use approaches like flipped classrooms that make it possible to build active and collaborative learning into their classes.

This course builds on the CIRTL Network course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” That course is recommended, but not required, as a prerequisite for participating in this course.

What you’ll learn

  • Effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them
  • The value of learning through diversity and strategies to incorporate it in your classroom.
  • How to assess these pedagogical strategies and decide which you would like to implement in your classroom.

For more information and to enroll click here.

Feb
5
Mon
Basic Presentation Skills: How to Resonate with Your Audience @ Weyburn Terrace, Village View Room
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This workshop will help you articulate your information and content in a manner that is well received by a “non-specialist” audience increasing retention. By the conclusion of the workshop you will improve your understanding of how adults prefer to take-in, process, and synthesize new knowledge allowing your presentation to resonate with a disparate audience. You will learn your own primary, secondary, and tertiary preferences for taking-in new information, thereby mitigating subjectivity in your delivery, ensuring your presentation is relevant to an audience outside your career field.

Feb
7
Wed
Getting Ready to teach in the American Classroom Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills @ online
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Develop and practice your own strategies for effective communication with students in this case-study-based workshop.

For more information please click here.

Feb
8
Thu
Professional Etiquette Dinner @ UCLA Faculty Center
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

During this three-course dinner, graduate students and postdocs will learn the rules for navigating a professional lunch or dinner, which is often part of the search process in both academic and professional interviewing contexts and an integral part of professional careers.