What Makes a Great TA? Using a Learner-centered Approach in Labs and Tutorials

As Teaching Assistants (TAs), you have a unique opportunity to be a bridge for students between the concepts they learn in lecture, and their own lives. It isn't always an easy connection to make, but by developing a learner-led environment focused on supporting and engaging independent thinking, you (and your students!) will be up to the challenge. This workshop will explore some of the best practices that you can put in place as a TA to make that connection for your students.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a learner-led environment
  • Apply some evidence-based strategies that support student engagement
  • Identify some of the attributes, aptitudes and attitudes that contribute to being a great TA

This workshop can be used toward the 2017-2018 Emerging Teachers Development Certificate Program.

Date(s) 
January 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location 
Learning Studio F (TI 250)
Guest Facilitator(s) 
AnneMarie Dorland
Max Attendees 
35
Cost 
No Cost
Event Category 
Educational Development
Workshop for 
Graduate Students/TAs

Signups closed for this Workshop