Graduate Teaching Workshop

 

Do you want to improve your TAing skills? 

Learn to improve your TAing techniques and confidence at our Graduate Teaching Workshop! This interactive online workshop is delivered as a 3-module series 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.

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

This interactive online workshop will be delivered as a 3-module series 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.

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

Below are the learning objectives for each module. Choose the module(s) you would like to attend when you register.

Module 1: Learning objectives and teaching strategies – Monday Sept. 14, 1-3 pm

1. Analyze the curriculum for learning objectives and propose recommendations for improvement.

2. Design teaching strategies for different types of coursework

3. Explain the importance of alignment.

Module 2: Grading and feedback- Monday Sept. 21, 1-3 pm

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 3: Student diversity and academic integrity- Tuesday Sept. 29, 1-3 pm

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.

We are continuously considering applications for new fellows. Normally our Graduate Teaching Fellows are chosen from interested students who have attended our Graduate Teaching Workshop. Click here to apply: 
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How much does it cost?

The workshop is free!

How do I register?- REGISTRATION IS FULL 

Registration is now open for the September 2020 workshop. To Register https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cZYxzedSaEqvqfz4-J8J6u10n6GdekREhbyYz2wMjKhUM1dYWjFQWDlDUldESEVXTDdFMEZUTFlBRi4u

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