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.

Winter welcome session for new Teaching Assistants, lab demonstrators, course coordinators, tutorial leaders, and marker-graders. Join us on Thursday, January 7th at 2pm to hear about campus resources and information to support you in your role!

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! Check back for updates.

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.

2020-2021 TA Program – Winter Workshop Series Schedule

Certificate in teaching and learning in higher education – 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.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy (January 9 at 9am)

Documenting your Teaching (January 23 at 9am)

Supporting Academic Integrity with Your Students (February 6 at 9am)

Compassionate TAs Advocating for Students Dealing with Loss (February 20 at 9am)

TAs Teaching about Teaching, Part 1 (March 6 at 9am)

TAs Teaching about Teaching, Part 2 (March 20 at 9am)

Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – 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.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy (9 January through 22 January)

Documenting your Teaching (23 January through 5 February)

Discussion Techniques for the Classroom (6 February through 19 February)

Teaching and Accessibility (20 February through 5 March)

Ethical Dilemmas (6 March through 19 March)

Reflecting on Your Teaching (20 March through 2 April)

A downloadable version of the schedule is also available: TA Workshops – Winter 2021 Schedule

Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Workshops

Being an Online TA in Teams (Come hear about the new features!) (Synchronous, 7 January at 3pm)

Being an Online TA in Sakai (Asynchronous, 8 January through 22 January)

Building an Online Learning Community (Asynchronous, 23 January through 5 February)

Online Discussion Techniques (Synchronous, 6 February at 10:30am)

Grading Participation Online (Asynchronous, 20 February through 5 March)

Strategies for Online Engagement (Synchronous, 6 March at 10:30am)

Tips for Grading Online (Asynchronous, 20 March through 2 April)

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.