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Study and Teach: How to Become a Top-Notch Lecturer with ITMO.Mentors
From 2020 onwards, ITMO has been offering the ITMO.Mentors program for Master’s and PhD students striving to teach and potentially pursue their career at ITMO University. As part of the program, students study the basics of teaching and explore existing educational programs to assist current lecturers in the classroom. Why should students join the project? And what new features are we likely to see this year? Let’s find out.
ITMO Student Uses Science to Promote Healthy Living
From this year on, ITMO students can create their own optional courses under the guidance of experienced lecturers, allowing them to gain their first teaching experience and others – to learn from their peers and ask questions they hesitate to ask older professors. One of the project’s participants is Anna Pozhar, a Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, who authored a healthy eating course that debunks popular myths about food and teaches students how to build a varied and well-balanced diet. Learn what Anna has to say about such courses and how she made hers fun and interesting in this article.
How Optional Courses Can Instill a Love Of Science
Starting this year, students at ITMO have the chance to try their hand at teaching by developing their own optional courses. One of the contest’s participants is Maria Akhmetova, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, who has authored an advanced course in biochemistry with a focus on physical chemistry and research methods. ITMO.NEWS talked to Maria to learn more about challenges she had to face along the way and ways to engage students in the classroom.
ITMO.Mentors: How Students Benefit from Teaching Practice
ITMO.EduStars offers the university’s lecturers and researchers to showcase their work and receive recognition for their achievements. The competition welcomes not only experienced teachers, but also ordinary students who participate in the ITMO.Mentors program. As part of the program, Master’s and PhD students take a teaching course following which they can assist lecturers with organizing and holding their classes. Three students were named as the top mentors while two others received special recognition from the expert jury.
Practices in Management: An Optional Course by ITMO Student
Not only lecturers, but also students at ITMO can create and teach their own optional courses. This April, first winners of the contest for original courses and participants of the ITMO.Mentors initiative launched their own courses at the university. Maria Tsyplyaeva, a first-year Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, is one of the new lecturers with her course Practices in Management, where she will talk about building systems for daily management tasks based on her three years of experience as a project manager. What is it like to make your own course from the ground up? And why should students attend lectures by their peers? Read on to find out.
From Physics to Dancing: How ITMO Students Design Their Own Optional Courses
Not only the university’s lecturers but also students can now share their knowledge and experience with others thanks to the Students for Students initiative. The idea for this project was born last fall. The project participants have spent two and a half months developing their own courses under the guidance of experienced mentors and held their first classes already in April. ITMO.NEWS talked to the participants to learn more about their projects, how they were created, and why they can be beneficial for both students and lecturers.
ITMO.Mentors Program Welcomes First Graduates
The first graduation of the ITMO.Mentors project took place on December 23. During the ceremony, project staff congratulated the participants and presented them with professional training certificates.
ITMO University in 2020: A Year in Review
This year was a year like no other. We started it ready to celebrate ITMO’s 120th anniversary, but before we knew it, our entire digital infrastructure was put to the test. Though it was not an experience anyone could be prepared for, our staff and students handled it like champs. Truly, it was a jubilee year to remember. So, let’s look back at some of 2020’s top news and what we’ve achieved here at ITMO University!
ITMO University’s Faculty Support Office: Consultations, Workshops, and Internships
ITMO’s Faculty Support Office has opened its doors for the academic staff on Lomonosova and Chaykovskogo streets, as well as Kronverksky prospect. The office provides information, conducts workshops, and offers professional development courses and internships.
Student Spotlight: Rigel Olvera, Mexico
From Mexico to Vladimir and later to St. Petersburg, Rigel tells his history to ITMO.NEWS. He’s in his first year of studies at the High Molecular Weight Compound PhD program and is also a participant of the ITMO.Mentors initiative.