Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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October 2017

UTSC: Effective and Efficient Grading

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UTSC - IC318 - CORE Tingting Zhu, TATP UTSC Trainer Joel Rodgers, TATP Humanities Trainer Have upcoming grading to do?  This workshop is designed to assist Teaching Assistants to maximize their contribution to students’ success and their own efficiency and productivity during the grading process. Topics covered will include: effective feedback, language-related issues, academic integrity, time management, grading disputes, communication and marking rubric design. Each participant is requested to bring a copy of a recent assignment (their own or for a…

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November 2017

UTSC: Creating Accessible Visual Aids: An Introduction

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UTSC - IC318 - CORE Sandy Carpenter TATP Humanities Coordinator Tingting Zhu, TATP Sciences Trainer  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 the workshop, participants will know best practices for designing accessible…

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UTSC: Building Community in Your Classes and Tutorials

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

UTSC - IC318 - CORE Kathy Liddle, Assistant Professor—Teaching Stream, Department of Sociology, UTSC This session explores strategies for building a sense of community among your students in order to enhance their learning. Topics will include creating a learning environment conducive to community building, using shared decision-making, modelling community-oriented behaviours, and facilitating interpersonal connections. Participants will leave with specific strategies for breaking the ice and building community throughout the term.

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