Our new Ancient Language Pedagogy specialist, Professor Adriana Brook, gathered the department’s graduate student course instructors for a training session last week in preparation for the new school year. Participants discussed university policy as well backward design, universal design for learning, and strategies to promote active learning. The day was capped off with a Q&A session with a panel of veteran grad instructors who shared their experiences and offered advice to their newer colleagues.
The next day, Professor Brook led an active language instruction workshop open to all graduate students and faculty, featuring a demonstration of cooperative learning as a pedagogical strategy for deepening student engagement in 100- and 200- level Greek and Latin courses and beyond.
Nearly 20 departmental courses will be taught by graduate students this year.