TA Workshop Series

The TA Workshop Series provides ongoing professional development opportunities for Brock Teaching Assistants, 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.

International TA Community of Practice! Friday, October 23rd at 3pm on Teams. International TAs are welcome to join us in this hour to discuss teaching and learning, your role as a teaching assistant/marker-grader/tutorial leader/lab demonstrator/course coordinator, and your experiences. As well, please feel welcome to bring along any specific questions you may have or any topics of interest you would like to discuss. Contact eddev@brocku.ca with any questions.

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 – Fall Workshop Series

SYNCHRONOUS WORKSHOPS

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

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 Learning 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

Instructional Support Assistant Workshops

New this year! Faculty-specific workshops offered by the Instructional Support Assistant Team. For more information select the link on each workshop below.

A downloadable version of the schedule is also available: ISA Workshop Schedule – October

Questions?

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.