Open to all students, this half-day session offers 6 teaching workshops to choose from to develop communication and teaching skills. As a McGill graduate student, and Teaching Assistant (TA), you will have many challenges and responsibilities. SKILLSETS provides opportunities to develop teaching skills, learn about McGill's Learning Management System (myCourses), and engage in discussions with other TAs. Take advantage of this opportunity and learn skills to enhance your graduate experience.
This year's AGSEM Teaching Assistant Training day will be held in September, 2018. Details of the schedule are forthcoming.
New TAs are eligible for a maximum of 3 hours of paid training.
Here are examples of possible discussions during AGSEM's Teaching Assistant Training Day:
- Interacting with students / interacting with course supervisor
- Planning/leading effective discussions/conferences
- Preparing Lectures
- Grading in your discipline
- How to handle student conflicts and plagiarism
- How to address students' emotions when engaging in difficult conversations around gender and sexuality
- How to help students' with their mental well-being
- What TA resources are available at McGill
Frequently Asked Questions
Payment Information: TA Training was identified as a necessity by TAs during negotiations for the new Collective Agreement. New TAs are eligible for a maximum of 3 hours of paid training. Returning TAs are not eligible for paid training but are still welcome to attend. We hope all TAs will consider registering for these sessions. For accurate and detailed information on Orientation and Training, please see (Section 13.06.02) of the TA Collective Agreement (2011-2014) here.
Building your teaching portfolio
Designing and Delivering Effective Lectures
Educational Technologies : MyCourses & Beyond
Engaging Students Using Active Learning Strategies
Giving Effective Face-to-Face Feedback
Grading in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Grading in the Sciences
Improvisation & Fun: From Old School Teaching to Co-Creating Knowledge
Interacting with Students and Course Supervisors
Planning and Leading Effective Conference Discussions
Strategies on Supporting Student Mental Health
Teaching and Learning in Science Labs
Teaching in One’s Second or Other Language
Universal Design for Learning