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Course Description

In this series of workshops, graduate students working as TAs or interested in working as TAs will be introduced to pedagogical topics relevant to their roles as TAs. In addition, special focus will be given to introducing them to skills essential to succeed in their respective courses.  All topics in this series will be explored under the lens of student-centered learning and inclusive teaching practices. 

By the end of this workshop series, participants will behave the opportunity to: 

  • Navigate and customize D2L course shells 
  • Use classroom management strategies to promote positive TA-student relationships in different course environments
  • Identify and apply appropriate assessment methods to evaluate student learning
  • Recognize the importance of and the strategies to engage in critical reflection of teaching practices
  • Identify ways to foster ongoing professional development in teaching and learning
  • Create a community based on teaching and learning for TAs 

Participants can enroll for all/any of the workshop sessions included in this series.  

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Type
Online
Days
T
Time
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.5
Delivery Options
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Instructor(s)
Section Notes

Classroom management strategies for TAs 

In this workshop, participants will explore classroom management strategies such as planning effective office hours, asking effective questions and responding to student questions, facilitating engaging student discussions in an online and in-person learning environments etc. We will explore these topics under the lens of inclusive teaching practices and universal instructional design.   

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to 

  • Recognize strategies that create equitable and inclusive classrooms/labs/tutorial sessions 
  • Use classroom management strategies to promote positive TA-student relationships 
  • Identify strategies to facilitate effective student discussions in different learning environments 
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.5
Delivery Options
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Instructor(s)
Section Notes

 Student Assessment and Feedback Strategies for TAs 

In this workshop, participants will explore key pedagogical aspects of assessment and grading in student-centered learning environments. We will discuss the importance of formative feedback and summative assessments along with a brief overview of rubrics and their use in grading. Strategies for providing feedback on students’ assignments will be discussed so that participants can provide meaningful and effective feedback to help their students succeed in the course.  

 By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to 

  • Discuss the importance and role of formative feedback and summative assessments 
  • Select appropriate assessment methods to evaluate student learning; 
  • Use an assessment rubric to provide feedback and measure student performance; and 
  • Explore methods to provide effective feedback to students. 
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Apr 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.5
Delivery Options
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Instructor(s)
Section Notes

Professional development of TAs 

In this workshop, participants will explore topics related to their professional development as a TA. This workshop will provide them with an opportunity to meaningfully reflect on their TA experiences; discuss their emerging teaching practices; identify teaching related goals and explore available campus resources to promote further development.   

By the end of this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to: 

  • Recognize strategies to engage in critical reflection  
  • Discuss their TA experiences with peers and colleagues 
  • Explore their emerging teaching practices 
  • Develop awareness of campus resources and available programming offered by TI 
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