Professional Development Training

Preparing the Professoriate

  • Attended workshops to prepare materials for the academic job market through guided practice and peer review; earned a certificate and a formal transcript notation
  • Finished a project on course designing under the mentor-ship of Dr. Brooke Alhanti
  • Read more about the program here

The Graduate School, NC State, 2019

Teaching and Communication Certificate

  • Completed 200 hours over 3 semesters in workshops and training on teaching and communication techniques and class room instruction; earned a certificate and a formal transcript notation
  • Developed an electronic professional portfolio
  • Read more about the program here

The Graduate School, NC State, 2019

Structuring Content: Lesson, Course, and Curriculum Design

  • 44 hours over a semester

  • Wrote an assignment and create a rubric for grading and providing feedback

  • Designed a lesson plan including learning outcomes, materials/resources, timing, activities, and assessments for a specific day from the syllabus
  • Designed a syllabus using the principles of backward design from Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

The Graduate School, NC State, 2018

Tutorial on Functional Data Analysis

  • 4 hour tutorial covering basic topics in functional data analysis, including mean and covariance estimation, functional principal component analysis and its applications, and functional regression and functional correlation

2nd International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics, The City University of Hong Kong

Communication Strategies Workshop for Teaching and Beyond

  • 44 hours over a semester

  • Discussed ways in which theories associated with student development and learning applies to teaching statistics

  • Learned narrative strategies through peer review and by reading Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs a Story by Randy Olson and applied to an abstract of choice

  • Created multimodal presentations and learning activities using ideas from Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Deliver by Garry Reynolds

The Graduate School, NC State, 2018

Professional Portfolio Design

  • 44 hours over a semester

  • Drafted personal statements - research, teaching, and diversity statements, resume, and curriculum vitae using the discussions from The Professor is In by Karen Kelsky

  • Applied the "CRAP" design principle to ensure contrast, replication, alignment, and proximity across all documents using The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams

The Graduate School, NC State, 2018

How to Engage with Diverse Learning Styles?

  • 3 hour workshop covering the VARK modalities of learning and how to adapt them for classroom instructions; earned a digital badge
  • Designed an activity to explain a concept appealing to more than one learning style

The Graduate School, NC State, 2018

How to Process Your Course Evaluations?

  • 3 hour workshop covering best practices for reading, analyzing, and using the data from course evaluations
  • Analyzed evaluations from a previously taught course and summarized strengths and areas to improve as an exercise reflective teaching practice

The Graduate School, NC State, 2018

How to Manage Conflict in the Classroom?

  • 3 hour workshop exploring different strategies - preventative and reactive for conflicts in a classroom
  • Role-played a variety of scenarios to practice assertive conflict management

The Graduate School, NC State, 2018