Workshops for Graduate TAs




Workshops for Graduate TAs

Each year, the Center for Pedagogical Innovation offers a selection of workshops for all TAs (graduate or undergraduate). These workshops are related to teaching learning issues in higher education and can be extremely valuable for new and seasoned TAs. All TAs with a contract can attend, for free, these workshops. Be sure to bookmark their site and to follow announcements on upcoming workshops. Some recent topics covered have been: 

  • Orientation, how to keep students engaged, cultural sensitivity and course closures.

You can obtain the Winter 2013 Teaching Assistant Workshop Series here (pdf file).

Here is some upcoming workshops with links for registration:

TEACHING SIMULATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Come to a teaching simulation session and in a small group pick an instructional strategy you would like to practice -- try it out and receive some feedback.  To guide your practice, tips and variations on instructional and pedagogical approaches will be offered.

TO REGISTER:

Teaching Simulation Session 2 Thursday 31st January 6pm-8pm
https://ctlet.brocku.ca/events/node/700

Teaching Simulation Session 3 Tuesday 12 February 10am-12pm
https://ctlet.brocku.ca/events/node/701

Teaching Simulation Session 4 Monday 4 March 11am - 1pm
https://ctlet.brocku.ca/events/node/702

Contact lianne.fisher@brocku.ca for more information

 

The Instructional Skills Workshops is usually offered every year by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation. It is one of the most successful approaches to pedagogy in post secondary institutions. Held over 3 days, the ISW is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of TAs through teaching practice and feedback in small groups. There is a $50 registration fee which is refundable upon completion of the program. You can register at

https://ctlet.brocku.ca/events/node/682 

 

The Faculty of Graduate Studies also offers yearly series of workshops. Topics include:

  • Career track, social media, strategic communications, time and project management and effective leadership

You can obtian more information here.