Cultivating an Effective Classroom Environment and Community: In-Person and Online Settings – January 15, 2024

Event Date & Time

  • January 15, 2024
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the TA Institute, taking place from January 15-19, 2024


Eligibility: The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general staff or faculty.

Cultivating a sense of community is an important part of creating an effective learning environment, but it may be challenging when students have diverse learning experiences with both in-person and online settings. This session will provide TAs with an opportunity to establish guidelines for supportive classroom environments and develop strategies to achieve these goals in both in-person and online classrooms. In particular, we will focus on how having a supportive environment connects with how we facilitate active learning approaches. This session will also support TAs in identifying and addressing barriers for learners and how to design classroom strategies to create an inclusive community and safe space for learning.


  • Alysha L Deslippe, PhD Candidate, Human Nutrition
  • Kayla Kenney, PhD Student, School of Social Work


If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below to receive a Letter of Completion, you must complete a theme completion form by January 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM (only complete this form onceā€”make sure to indicate all themes and all sessions that you have completed).

Click HERE to access the theme completion form.

This session falls into the following themes:

  • Exploring and Supporting Inclusivity, Equity, Accessibility and Wellness
  • Experiential and Transformative Learning
  • In-Person Mode

TA Institute

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 3 themes. If you complete all the workshops in a theme, and submit a theme completion form, you are eligible for a Letter of Completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. The Letter of Completion will include a brief description of the theme(s) that you completed, and how the work you did in the theme(s) support your development as a teacher.


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.