Assemble a group of people who really care about teaching and place them in an relaxed, unstructured setting in the beautiful Texas hill country. The rewards can be astounding: Over the years, many teachers have reported that the Round-Up allowed them to believe in their chosen profession as never before.
This year’s Round-Up will be held at
YO Ranch Hotel
in Kerrville, Texas.
The Great Teaching Round-Up differs from most conferences in that, for the most part, the program is created by the participants themselves. The staff’s major role is facilitation. The format varies but often includes: teaching clinics, panels, organized discussions, “hands-on” workshops, and presentations by participants or Round-Up staff. It also features choices among activities. The exchange takes place not only in scheduled sessions but also informally around the pool, in conversations at dinner, or on excursions around the resort.
Dress casually! We are going to work hard AND play hard.
The goals of the seminar include: Sharing methods and techniques… Celebrating good teaching… Creative, realistic problem solving… Exploration of new ideas… Serious introspection and self-appraisal… Professional and personal renewal.
The Great Teaching Round-Up check-in time is 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Orientation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Check-out is 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25.
Donna Gordon, Houston Community College, 2017 Lead Facilitator
Morning sessions – 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Afternoon sessions – 1:30 – 3:45 p.m. (when applicable)
Evening sessions – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
WHY YOU SHOULD ROUND UP ACCORDING TO GTR ALUMNI:
“I came here absolutely out of gas. I am leaving having remembered why I love what I do. I am rejuvenated, refreshed, and emotionally charged. Thank you.”
“The GTR was very worthwhile. I had some concerns that there would be too much talk about touchy-feely ideas that aren′t terribly applicable to my discipline. These worries, however, were quickly dispelled upon my arrival. The interactive sessions were quite helpful, and almost all of the ideas discussed can be applied to my discipline in some way. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.”