Asynchronous Teaching: Meaningful Participation, Discussion, and Assessment

Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2021
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Note: This session is intended for Graduate Students, and Undergraduate and Graduate TAs only

“Asynchronous teaching” means any activity done by learners while the instructor is not present. Even though many courses typically include asynchronous components (e.g. readings, essays, or homework), the present context of emergency remote teaching invites us to reflect more deeply on the possibilities of asynchronous instruction.

Participants in this workshop will explore the dynamics of asynchronous instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction and the role of these interactions in supporting learning. We’ll talk about connecting with students socially as well as cognitively, and how to guide their learning even when we’re not “there”.

Facilitator: Jacob Goldowitz, PhD Student, History

TA Institute

The January 2021 TA Institute runs online from January 11-15. This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 6 themes. If you complete 4 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

To be completed – Pre/Post Session Online Module

If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the themes below  you must complete all applicable the pre-session online module(s) by January 11 at 9 AM and the post-session online module(s) by January 18 at noon to receive the letter(s) of completion.

  • Implementing Impactful Teaching Practices
  • Designing for Impactful Teaching
  • Teaching with Technology

Click HERE to access the pre and post session modules.