teaching

Instructor of Record

Spring 2015 – present: MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship Program. College of Education, Michigan State University.

  • CEP 805 (Learning Mathematics with Technology)
  • CEP 806 (Learning Science with Technology)
  • CEP 815 (Technology and Leadership)
  • Instructor working to design and teach the aforementioned courses that form the MSU Urban STEM program for teachers in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
  • Working with 10 teachers from CPS each year on their ambitious year-long projects.
  • Helping teachers learn how to mobilize their knowledge, create new content, explore their world from disciplinary lenses, take leadership of their instruction, and be a public scholar.

Fall 2015 – present: TE 150 (Reflections on Learning). College of Education, Michigan State University.

  • Solo sectional instructor teaching ~20-25 students, discussing foundational topics on educational psychology.
  • Teaching global and intercultural competence and role of empathy in education.
 
Teaching Assistant

Spring 2015: MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship Program. College of Education, Michigan State University

  • Working with instructors to design and teach courses that form the MSU Urban STEM program for teachers in Chicago Public Schools.

Fall 2014: Creativity in Teaching and Learning (online). College of Education, Michigan State University

  • Worked with Dr. Punya Mishra to assist teachers in implementing seven trans-disciplinary skills and creativity in their everyday teaching and learning.
  • Helped teachers learn how to mobilize their knowledge and be a public scholar.
  • These teachers teach grade-levels ranging from kindergarten to high school to professional teacher development, covering subjects like math, science, theater, museum learning, etc.

Summer 2014: MAET Summer Session at East Lansing (hybrid). College of Education, Michigan State University

  • Co-taught with Dr. Danah Henriksen and Jonathan Good, training in-service teachers through three integrated seminars in technology, learning, and teaching over a 2-week face-to-face period followed by 4-week online sessions.
  • Helped teachers explore various uses of technology and get acquainted with what is currently known about human learning and development.
  • Helped teachers learn how to mobilize their knowledge and be a public scholar.
  • This session covered three courses including CEP 800 on learning in school and other settings, CEP 815 on technology and leadership, and CEP 822 on approaches in educational research.

Summer 2014: Teaching Students Online (online). College of Education, Michigan State University

  • Co-taught with Dr. Anne Heintz and Sandra Sawaya, helping in-service teachers design online courses for students ranging from kindergarten to master’s level.
  • Covered the essentials of an online course on various learning and course management systems
  • Covered key design and content-related challenges in teaching an online course

 

Assistant Professor

2011-2013: Electronics and Communication Department, Malwa Institute of Technology, Indore (Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Tech. Univ., Bhopal), India

  • Taught courses in Wireless Communication, Advanced Data Networks, Cellular Mobile Communication, and Television and RADAR Engineering.
  • Responsible for academic counseling, admission guidance, major stream selection and guidance, compatibility assistance, higher education consulting, basic motivational assistance.

 

Education Counselor

2011-2013: The Globalizers, Indore, India

  • Responsible for graduate education guidance and consulting, assessing higher education opportunities based on student’s background and interest, basic motivational assistance.

 

Facilitator: Professional Development Workshops

2016: Organized and managed #MichEd Twitter chat on Media Literacy

Gretter, S. & Mehta, R. (May, 2016). “I saw it online. It must be true!” Media literacy across disciplines. Twitter Chat.

2016: Inside Teaching Lounge on Going multimodal with universal design for learning. Conducted for The Graduate School at Michigan State University

Gretter, S. & Mehta, R. (2016, February). Going multimodal with universal design for learning. Workshop at The Graduate School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

2016: Graduate Facilitator at International TA Orientation under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School, Michigan State University.

2015: Graduate Facilitator at International TA Orientation under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School, Michigan State University.

2014: Graduate Facilitator at International TA Orientation under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School, Michigan State University.

2014-present: Teacher Professional Development session with Ruth Fox Elementary

Mehta, R. (2015, October). Multimodality is your friend.  Workshop at Ruth Fox Elementary School, North Branch, MI.

Mehta, R. (2015, March). Bringing back Aesthetics to Science. Workshop at Ruth Fox Elementary School, North Branch, MI.

Mehta, R. (2014, August). How to effectively conduct Google Hangout-on-Air sessions. Workshop at Ruth Fox Elementary School, North Branch, MI.

2015: Professional development workshop at College of Agriculture at Michigan State University

Greenhalgh, S., Rosenberg, J., & Mehta, R. (2015, May). Online presence for graduate students: An introduction. Workshop at the BHEARD Scholar Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Examples 
FACE-TO-FACE

TE 150 – REFLECTIONS ON LEARNING

Example of student work:

This is a student’s personal reflection on her interaction with her Global Learning Project partner from China.

Excerpts from student feedback (Spring 2016):

  • “Rohit is so knowledgeable and understanding. I have learned a lot about culture and teaching and although I am not a teaching or education major, I have enjoyed my time here.”
  • “Rohit was very enthusiastic and truly cared about his students and their different styles of learning regardless of how successful his activities were.”
  • “I really like Rohit! He was humorous and kind and just an overall great teacher. He tried to keep us interested and he did a good job of it!”
  • “Rohit is an incredible teacher and will inspire thousands of minds. This is not a joke. I really enjoyed having him and I’ve been at MSU for 5 years. I’m a marketing student.”
  • “He was a great teacher and I had a great time in his course. Like a mushroom, Rohit is a very fungi.”
  • “I love Rohit!”

Excerpts from student feedback (Fall 2015):

  • “Rohit is a fantastic teacher. Enjoyed this class very much. Rohit kept me interested in the class. Definitely one of my favorite teachers I’ve had at MSU.”
  • “Rohit was a very good teacher. You can really tell he cares for his students learning and wishes to have them succeed socially, academically, and in any other facet of the student’s life. My favorite professor to date.”
ONLINE

CEP 818: CREATIVITY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
CEP 820: TEACHING ONLINE

HYBRID (MSU URBAN STEM)

CEP 805: LEARNING MATHEMATICS WITH TECHNOLOGY
CEP 806: LEARNING SCIENCE WITH TECHNOLOGY
CEP 815: TECHNOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP

Example of student work: Created by a high school science teacher as a part of her bigger project.

Created by a high school science teacher as a part of her bigger project. You can read more about this segment of her project here: http://roseltac.weebly.com/phase-1.html

Excerpts from student feedback:

  • “Rohit was also helpful with my struggles with technology.  He was very patient and attentive during work times when I was trying to set up my website on Weebly.  I enjoyed his monitoring/guidance during tech talks and hope to do these now in our math dept as the year winds down.”
  • “Thank you for your guidance, support, and encouraging words. I thank you and appreciate the times when I needed extra support around troubleshooting with technology you stayed by my side and walked me through challenges. I felt better in knowing I had help from the instructor who guided me until I was successful in the tasks.”
  • “Rohit, always helpful, patience, and willing to help the learner whenever needed. Shows a commitment for learning and encourages others to learn.”
  • “Rohit is funny.  I think he did a great job facilitating the world of wonders and tech tips that each team had to present. I like the way he encouraged or promoted discussion of the articles read. I don’t think he needs to change what he is doing.”
  • “Rohit is engaging, positive, and has a good sense of humor. He is highly knowledgeable and does a great job of facilitating discussion. Knows when to take the lead or defer to his colleagues.”
  • “Rohit is very supportive and has provided welcome direction when I felt confused on my journey to develop my project. Provides assistance when needed in a timely manner. He has also provided clarification about assignments when asked going above and beyond in giving further resources to refer to as well.”
  • “Rohit’s talent is being able to analyze something and provide excellent clear and concise (non-threatening) feedback. He is very helpful and is committed to helping the student understand and learn the content.”
  • “Rohit is a very approachable instructor. I would like to thank him for helping me with my personal website.”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RUTH FOX ELEMENTARY PD DAY for all elementary school teachers

NORTH BRANCH AREA PD DAY for teachers grades K through 12

BHEARD PD for international fellows

 

Featured image credit: British Psychological Society