TA Day 2019

Teaching Assistant (TA) DAY offers a full day of professional development for Brock University Teaching Assistants. Participation in the full day conference will earn you 3 TA credits towards a TA certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

New and Returning TAs are welcome to join us on Saturday September 7, 2019 in Pond Inlet on the main campus in St. Catharines for a rewarding day of professional development.

PROGRAM & SCHEDULE

We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019 to experience a full-day of professional development opportunities designed for Teaching Assistants, Lab Demonstrators, Course Coordinators, Marker/Graders, and Tutorial Leaders from all disciplines.

8:30-9:00am – refreshments (pond inlet)

9:00-10:00am – welcome & plenary address (pond inlet)

  • Opening Plenary Address – Dr. Madelyn Law, Associate Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning

10:00-11:00am – workshop sessions (schmon tower/thistle complex)

  • Getting to Know Sakai, Brock’s Learning Management System – Marc Breschuk & Alisa Cunnington, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Helping Students Learning – Monica Drenth, A-Z Learning Services
  • Energizers – Jennifer Kopczinski, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • What to do During the First Class – Natalie Currie-Patterson, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Experienced TA Session: Who are We as Teachers? (Part 1) – Lianne Fisher & Giulia Forsythe, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

11:10am-12:10pm- ta resource rapid rounds (schmon tower/thistle complex)

  • A-Z Learning Services
  • CUPE 4207
  • Brock Library
  • Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • … and more!

12:10-1:10pm – complimentary lunch

1:10-1:40pm – pedagogical engagement & reflection (outside)

Join members of the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation to discuss pedagogical engagement and reflection as we explore the Brock Trails or the Labyrinth.

2:00-3:00pm – workshop sessions (schmon tower/thistle complex)

  • Getting to Know Sakai, Brock’s Learning Management System – Marc Breschuk & Alisa Cunnington, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Helping Students Learning – Monica Drenth, A-Z Learning Services
  • Energizers – Jennifer Kopczinski, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • What to do During the First Class – Natalie Currie-Patterson, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Experienced TA Session: Who are We as Teachers? (Part 2) – Lianne Fisher & Giulia Forsythe, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

3:10-4:00pm – teaching assistant panel (th325)

Listen to a panel of TAs share stories of their experiences in the classroom: busting myths and talking successes! Bring your questions!