Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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April 2018

Take Risks, Teach Creativity

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Sandy Carpenter, TATP Humanities Coordinator Jillian Bieser, TATP Sciences Trainer Do you want to invigorate your teaching with new strategies, techniques, or activities, but are not sure where to start? Maybe you want to try something new in the classroom, but are afraid of resistance from students if you change things up? In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits and limitations of taking teaching risks. We will…

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Level Up Your Teaching: Games and Gamification in Higher Education Copy

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE Abdullah Farooqi, TATP Humanities Trainer Kosha Bramesfeld, Data Analyst, Course Evaluations  The use of games in Higher Education has recently become more widespread. Research suggests that gamification can help students engage with material, develop critical thinking skills, and teach morality and empathy for others. How can TAs utilize these developments in pedagogy to engage students in a variety of disciplines? In this workshop, we first explore the theoretical arguments for experiential learning,…

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Course Instructor Training Camp

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Blackburn Room, 4th Floor Robarts Library/CTSI Teaching Studio, Room 4034 Please note that these sessions are for Course Instructor Job training only and cannot be counted towards either the Teaching Fundamentals or Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certificates.   SESSION A - 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Course Planning and Effective Syllabus Design This two-hour session will introduce first-time course instructors (CIs) to the basic elements of planning a course and designing a syllabus at the University of Toronto. The course syllabus is…

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