Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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October 2017

Job Training Day: Sciences and Engineering

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library, 4th Floor This is a 5-hour training day for first-contract and returning TAs 10:00am - 12:00pm: General Pedagogical Training 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Tutorial Training Discussion Based Tutorials; Skills Based Tutorials: Problem Sets; or Labs and Practicals 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Grading or Adapting Teaching Techniques All departments may allow TAs to use this three-hour session as their paid mandatory training (per the collective agreement between C.U.P.E. 3902 and the University of Toronto). If this is the case, please read…

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Creative Pedagogical Uses of Media

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE Wes Adams, E-Learning Builder & Media Specialist Diane Michaud, Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning and Technology This interactive workshop will highlight how integrating images, audio and video can enhance the teaching and learning experience. Through discussions and group activities, this session will Share the evidence for multimodal teaching and learning, Offer practical tips related to accessibility and recommended sources for media Demonstrate some constructive uses of media in the classroom The goal is to provide…

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Efficient and Purposeful Grading

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Sandy Carpenter, TATP Humanities Coordinator Kris Kim, TATP Sciences Coordinator Marking is one of the most common TA duties. Learning how to mark efficiently and effectively can save you both time and headache. But marking is more than assigning grades - it’s also a teaching opportunity. This workshop offers best practices around effective, efficient, and consistent marking to make the grading process more manageable for TAs as well as how to provide…

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November 2017

How Do We Ask For, Understand, and Discuss Our Evaluation Feedback?

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE Kosha Bramesfeld,  Data Analyst, Course Evaluations Gregory Hum, Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment In this workshop, participants will identify ways to gather feedback, build understanding of the Course Evaluation Framework at the University of Toronto, and practice interpreting feedback data (both qualitative and quantitative). Lastly, we will consider how to use evaluation data to adapt teaching practices and critically reflect on teaching for documentation in teaching dossiers.

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Between Myth and Reality: Teaching Presence in Higher Education

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Alli Diskin, TATP Program Assistant Abdullah Farooqi, TATP Humanities Trainer We’ve all experienced teachers who left a lasting impression, who made us excited and who made us feel like we were capable of anything. But what do certain teachers do that makes them so great? Is there one set of characteristics that all inspirational teachers possess? Or are there many characteristics that can work in a variety of ways in different environments…

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Creating Accessible Visual Aids: An Introduction

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CTSI Teaching Studio, Room 4034, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Sandy Carpenter TATP Humanities Coordinator Ben Poynton, Senior Coordinator, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)  Whether it be PowerPoint, demonstrations, or online resources, adding visual aids to your classroom can enhance student learning. But once you have your visual aid created, how can you make it accessible to all learners? In this workshop, we flip that question to ask instead: What goes into designing accessible visual aids from the beginning? By the end of…

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Mock Academic Interview

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE June Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Women and Gender Studies and Equity Studies Diane Horton, Associate Professor, Teaching, in Computer Science Charly Bank, Associate Professor, Teaching, in Department of Earth Sciences Reinhart Reithmeier, Professor in Biochemistry Joe Curnow, TATP Social Sciences Trainer Kangbin Zhou, TATP Sciences Trainer Cristina D’amico, TATP Humanities Trainer Landing a faculty position is the aspiration of many senior doctoral students, and the process of applying for and landing such positions…

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Teaching a Community-Engaged Learning Course

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE Jennifer Esmail, Coordinator, Academic Initiatives, Centre for Community Partnerships Community-engaged learning courses integrate several key features, including community placements for students and reflection assignments, into academic for-credit courses in a variety of disciplines. As a teaching professional working in this field, you will face unique challenges and opportunities as you negotiate the needs of your students and the given community. While there are many variations on community-engaged learning, the dominant pedagogical approach to courses emerges…

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Preparing Your Teaching Dossier

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Marie Vander Kloet, Assistant Director, CTSI/TATP The teaching dossier is a comprehensive record of teaching activities and accomplishments that is now required in applications for permanent positions at the University of Toronto and at an increasing number of institutions across North America. In this session, we will review the elements of a successful teaching dossier and discuss how to use it as a framework for setting goals for future professional development. Since…

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Creating a Culture of Accessibility: An Introduction to Accessible Teaching and Learning

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Mike Kasprzak, TATP Curriculum Developer Fady Shanouda, TATP Social Sciences Coordinator This interactive workshop will introduce participants to some broad issues related to enhancing accessibility and accommodation in various teaching and learning environments. We will explore the differences between accessibility and accommodation, provide an overview of the policy context at the University of Toronto, identify resources for students and TAs alike, and discuss strategies for your classroom. Through a variety of case…

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December 2017

Navigating the TA-Course Instructor Relationship: Considerations and Strategies

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Joel Rodgers, TATP Course Instructor Coordinator As a Teaching Assistant, you may play a variety of roles in a course, and so it is important that you and the Course Instructor maintain clear lines of communication regarding course and student issues. Establishing and maintaining an effective and positive relationship with a CI involves several considerations. The TA-CI relationship can be further complicated when the CI is your supervisor, member of your Ph.D.…

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