Event Date & Time
***Note: This session is intended for Graduate Students, and Undergraduate and Graduate TAs only. We invite Faculty and Staff to sign up for our sessions during CTLT’s Spring, Summer, and Winter Institutes.
This session examines the difference between lecturing and actively engaging students in a large classroom setting. We will discuss the challenges of teaching large classrooms and explore a variety of techniques to engage with students.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify opportunities for active learning in a large classroom
- Develop strategies to engage a diverse set of learners
- Explore techniques to engage students in a large classroom
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 undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, or faculty.
- Austin Taylor is a graduate student in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and a member of CTLT’s Graduate Student Facilitator Team. Austin has worked as a Teaching Assistant in biology courses and as an Instructor in the Vancouver Summer Program, and guest lectured in UBC’s BMLSc program. Outside of the laboratory/classroom Austin is an avid skier, biker, and climber, and has held various instructional positions in sports over the years.
- Lesley Liu is a graduate student in the Faculty of Education and a Graduate Student Facilitator. Lesley has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Instructor in the field of education. Lesley’s teaching practice involves students engaging with a growth mindset through experiential learning and collaborative peer learning approaches.
To be completed – Pre/Post Session Online Module
If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the theme Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 13 at 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 20 at noon to receive the letter of completion.
If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the theme Teaching Fundamentals, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 13 at 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 20 at noon to receive the letter of completion.
This year’s TA Institute includes sessions on Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning, Teaching Career Preparations, Teaching Fundamentals, Transformative Growth in Learning, and Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning. If you are interested in impacting your current or future TAships, or in improving your teaching skills, be sure to join us for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.
This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete 3 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.
This year’s themes are:
- Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning
- Teaching Career Preparations
- Teaching Fundamentals
- Transformative Growth in Learning
- Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning