Graduate Teaching Workshop

 

Do you want to improve your TAing skills?

Learn to improve your TAing techniques and confidence at our Graduate Teaching Workshop! These interactive online workshops are delivered as 3 independent modules of 2 hours each. Each module focuses on a crucial element of teaching and learning to complement your discipline and knowledge in the STEM faculties.

These workshops will enable you to make the most of your TAing experience to develop organizational & facilitation skills to promote student learning.

Below are the learning objectives and registration links for each module:

Module 1: Grading and Feedback

Tuesday January 12th, 1-3pm

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  1. Devise strategies for grading with consistency and fairness.
  2. Evaluate rubric criteria.
  3. Discuss best practices for giving feedback to students based on various levels of performance.

Module 2: Teaching Strategies

Tuesday January 19th, 1-3pm

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  1. Design teaching strategies for different types of coursework.
  2. Discuss modifications for online learning.
  3. Explain the importance of alignment.

Module 3: Implementing Accessible and Inclusive Teaching

Tuesday January 26th, 1-3pm

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  1. Understand the impact of diversity on the teaching and learning environment.
  2. Determine the role of the TA in issues of academic integrity.
  3. Address student concerns in a fair and professional manner.

Who should attend?

Faculty of Science graduate students, especially those who are TAing for the first time or considering careers in academia. Students from other faculties are welcome as well as the workshop is designed for all graduate students and is especially relevant to those who are TAing.

The workshop will enable you to make the most of your TAing experience to develop organizational & facilitation skills to promote student learning.

Note: Counts toward required AGSEM TA training.

Who facilitates the workshops?

T-PULSE workshops are facilitated by Tomlinson Graduate Teaching Fellows, who are graduate students in the Faculty of Science, committed to improving the quality of the teaching and learning of science at McGill.

How much does it cost?

The workshop is free!

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