Instructs graduate student teaching assistants in the pedagogy and course management skills required to be an effective TA. The three two-hour class sessions focus on the basics of evidence based teaching practice and practical strategies for working with students and faculty. Open to all Longwood area graduate TAs assigned to a course in Fall 2018.
NOTE: This nanocourse is required for students registering for MedSci 312qc. Those wishing to enroll in that course must discuss this with the course director or a curriculum fellow. Students who wish to enroll in the nanocourse but not the quarter course are encouraged to do so.
At the conclusion of this 6 hour course, graduate TAs will:
- Be able to recognize the role of evidence based teaching practices such as backwards design, questioning strategies and active learning in effective teaching
- Begin to apply these strategies to their own teaching
- Be able to approach interactions with their students thoughtfully and respectfully
- Know University requirements and guidelines that help them navigate difficult situations
Session 1 - Tuesday August 28th 4PM-6PM – TMEC 130
Session 2 - Tuesday September 4th 4PM-6PM – TMEC 130
Session 3 – tentatively Thursday September 13th 4PM-6PM - location TBD
Open to any graduate student currently serving as a Teaching Assistant.
Bradley Coleman, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)