Professional Development

Graduate Teaching Certificate Program, UTK                                               2014-2015

This 15-18 month program was developed by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC) in collaboration with the Graduate School at UTK. Program requirements include, (1) completion of one seminar or course in teaching pedagogy, (2) attendance at all TennTLC sponsored seminars and workshops, and (3) completion of a supervised teaching practicum.


Best Practices in Teaching Graduate Program, UTK                                     2014

The program discusses teaching-related issues over the course of seven sessions; successful competition requires attendance at each session, submission of a response paper for each session, and completion of a teaching portfolio.


SMART Sympodium I Workshop, Office of Technology, UTK                  2014

A two-hour workshop on how to use the interactive features of the SMART Sympodium (an interactive electronic lectern with an electromagnetic stylus) to meet diverse learner needs.


Turning Point Technology Workshop, Office of Technology, UTK             2014

A two-hour workshop on the use of Turning Point software and student response clickers to engage and assess student learning in the classroom.


MasteringTM Learning Platform Updates Session, Pearson, UTK                 2014

A two-hour session hosted by a Pearson technology representative that provides instruction on how to use the new Mastering Biology features, such as the Dynamic Study Modules, Adaptive Follow-up, and Learning Catalytics.


Teaching and Learning Collective Conference, CMU                         2011

A one-day conference on the best practices for improving student learning that includes several lecture seminars and small group activities and discussions.


Undergraduate Mentoring, CMU                                                                   2011-2012

Mentored four undergraduate biology students in aquatic field techniques and practical application of the scientific method for two months during the summer of 2011 or 2012. Mentees were also provided with advice regarding academic and career aspirations.