TA Workshop Series

The TA Workshop Series provides ongoing professional development opportunities for Brock Teaching Assistant

s, Lab Demonstrators, Course Coordinators, Marker-Graders, and Seminar Leaders. Each workshop offers an opportunity to explore topics related to teaching and learning as part of Brock’s TA community.

Participation in workshops earns TAs credits towards the available TA Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Weekly TA discussion hour sessions are ongoing! Join us Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

You can access the drop-ins from the joinable “TA Program (CPI) 2020-2021” Sakai site. The video shared here demonstrates how to locate and join that Sakai site: How to Locate and Join a Joinable Sakai Site.

Who can attend?

TA workshops are open to all Brock Teaching Assistants, Lab Demonstrators, Course Coordinators, Marker-Graders and Seminar/Tutorial Leaders

How can I register?

Click on the link for each workshop to learn more and to sign up.

2020 TA Program

Join us as we kick off our fall TA program with TA Days, starting on September 12th! Workshops and activities will be happening from Saturday, September 12th through Friday, September 18th.  Registration is available on the CPI events page.

Fall Workshop Schedule

To increase flexible access and model online teaching and learning environments, TA workshop sessions will take place both synchronously through Microsoft Teams and asynchronously through Sakai, Brock University’s Learning Management System.

The Instructional Support Assistants (ISAs) from each faculty will be offering more workshops in October – check back for information!


Synchronous workshops will be facilitated through Microsoft Teams. Information about how to access the workshops will be shared with registrants closer to the workshop dates. For more information and to register select the workshop titles below.

Instructional Strategies 101 (October 3rd at 9am)

Growth Mindset for Teaching Assistants’ Success (October 17th at 9am)

“NO CAPES!” Pedagogy as a Foundation for Instructional Design (October 31st at 9am)

Helping Students Prepare for Exams (November 14th at 9am)

Reflecting on Your Teaching (November 28 at 9am)


Asynchronous workshops will be facilitated through the joinable “TA Program (CPI) 2020-2021” Sakai site. The asynchronous workshops will be available for a 2-week period. For more information and to register select the workshop titles below.

Universal Design for Teaching Assistants (3 October through 16 October)

Questioning Strategies to Support Learning (17 October through 30 October)

Using Feedback to Support Teaching and Learning (31 October through 13 November)

Ending the Semester (14 November through 27 November)

Grading Strategies: Using Rubrics to Support Learning (28 November through 11 December)

A downloadable version of the schedule is also available: TA Workshops – Fall 2020 Schedule


Please email us at eddev@brocku.ca if you have any questions about the TA Workshop Series, the TA Certificate programs, or need assistance with registration.