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Working with Your TA(s): Strategies for Building a Strong Teaching Team

August 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Forging a strong and beneficial working relationship with your TA(s) requires effort and understanding, like other relationships. Teaching assistants play a vital role in the process of teaching and learning: grading exams, facilitating labs, leading (online) discussions, leading tutorials, and other responsibilities.In this workshop we will:– define various roles and duties a teaching assistant can perform (for both online and F2F learning)– discuss how to maximize the differing levels of experience and skills of each TA– examine the importance of communication between the instructor and TA, including communicating course objectives such as learning outcomes,– provide information on pedagogical support TLS offers for TA as well as other resources available at Carleton– troubleshootThis session will be presented by three Educational Developers at TLS: 1. Samantha Shortt – coordinator of TA pedagogical training, and 2. Helen Roumeliotis and Ekpedeme Edem – current doctoral candidates at Carleton/former TAs/part-time TLS staffBy the end of this session you will be able to:– apply best practices to fostering and maintaining healthy and strong working relationships with your TA(s)– list and elaborate on the factors to consider when assigning TA duties, including TA stages of development– inform your TA(s) of pedagogical and other supports available to themSpace is limited. Please register in advance by filling out the form below.