Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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May 2016

Teaching with EdTech: Engaging your Students through E-Learning Tools

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE Mike Kasprzak, TATP Curriculum Developer Mariana Jardim, Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning and Technology Over the last decade, higher education has been redefined through the introduction and rapid growth of educational technologies. The flipped, blended and hybrid classrooms are becoming the new norm for incoming undergraduates. Even though incorporating technologies into your teaching can be inspiring and exciting, doing so effectively is challenging and time consuming. This session will discuss how to integrate technology…

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Efficient and Purposeful Grading

Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Sandy Carpenter, TATP Humanities Trainer David Chan, TATP Sciences Trainer 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 constructive, usable…

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June 2016

PowerPoint and Beyond: Using Visual Aids in the Classroom

Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

CTSI Teaching Studio, Room 4034, Robarts Library 4th Floor - ELECTIVE Sandy Carpenter TATP Humanities Trainer David Chan, TATP Sciences Trainer PowerPoint and other slideware have become ubiquitous in post-secondary classrooms, and these new technologies have attracted both critics and defenders. This workshop will locate this debate around slideware presentations within the broader question of how to use visual aids effectively in our teaching. What are the benefits and limits of slideware as a pedagogical tool? What are some alternatives to PowerPoint?…

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Preparing Your Teaching Dossier

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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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July 2016

Teaching as Performance: Strategies for Self-Confidence and Self-care

Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Alli Diskin, Program Assistant, CTSI/TATP Mariana Jardim, Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning and Technology As teachers, we are like performers held to the highest standards, and often asked to execute the most dangerous and thrilling feats. We memorize, we improvise, we speak for long hours (often without break), and the deep connections we are asked to cultivate and strengthen with our audience (that is, our students) over an extended period require effort, patience, and…

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