The list of resources below include links to websites and university departments designed to help teachers, including GTAs, create a pedagogically sound, effective classroom experience.
GSU’s previously named Center for Instructional Effectiveness and Center for Instructional Innovation have combined with Perimeter College’s Center for Teaching and Learning to form the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The newly opened CETL, located in Library South Room 100, is a cross-departmental group that promotes inventive pedagogy, teaching support, and faculty training. The CETL provides resources including: pedagogical consulting, a team that will help you develop or implements a new teaching technique; learning management system support, a team trained to answer questions about Brightspace; and Online Content and eText Creation; a team that will help you generate effective online teaching material. CETL staff will also work with professors to design and deliver a technology workshop for students. The CETL also offers workshops, events, and equipment rentals for teachers.
Emily Kimbell, an English master’s student at Georgia Student, created a WordPress site designed to be a resource regarding best practices and techniques for creating and writing digital texts. The goal of this site is to help those newly implementing digital texts and websites into their pedagogy, business, or personal efforts. Each page of the site considers a unique aspect of digital writing or editing including differences in print and digital editing; habits of digital readers; and writing for a mobile and diverse audience.
The Lower Division Studies website is an online resource for English 1101 and 1102 instructors. The webpage contains sample syllabi and assignments to help new GTAs as they develop their class. The webpage also contains information and requirements about the first-year book program and teaching portfolios. GTAs can find both procedures and forms required for granting incompletes or filing an academic dishonesty incident. GTA, Teaching Fellowship, and 3130 Business Writing applications can be found on the forms tab and links to additional teaching resources and information are listed on the resources tab.
The Gender Identity Inclusive Classroom: Best Practices blog post offers some practices to keep in mind to use in your classrooms to help make them more inclusive of your students. Also, check out the Additional Resources and Sources at the end to become more familiar with terminology, topics, events, and practices adapted for this document.