Graduate TA Training in the Biomedical Sciences





This course is an introduction to the skills and frameworks necessary for success as a graduate student teaching assistant (TA). After completing this 6 hour introduction, students will be able to:

- describe core pedagogy concepts including backwards design, formative assessment, active learning, alignment, and inclusive teaching
- identify ways these core concepts may influence their work as graduate student TAs
- demonstrate the ability to apply these concepts to their expected teaching and course-related responsibilities
- identify classroom management and interpersonal approaches that minimize conflict and maximize student belonging and performance

Course Directors:
Bradley Coleman, PhD
Director, HMS Curriculum Fellows Program

Taralyn Tan, PhD
HMS Dept of Neurobiology Director of Educational Programming

This course consists of three 2-hour meetings.
MEETING TIMES TBD - if you are interested in participating in this course please register and you will be contacted to finalize a schedule.


This nanocourse is open to all interested participants but is a required prerequisite for students wishing to enroll in MedSci 312qc. HILS graduate students serving as TAs in the Fall 2019 semester who wish to enroll in MedSci 312qc must first register for this nanocourse and then request instructor permission for the quarter course.