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August 2019

Survive and Thrive! A “New” TA Institute

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 3-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating¬†challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students¬†in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and cultivating student…

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Course Development Institute for Graduate Teaching Assistants

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this year? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the same course are…

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Classroom Management Strategies

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Managing a course (and students) is always a challenge in teaching. This workshop will provide scenarios and cases that focus on common situations that all teaching assistants should be prepared to address such as disruptive behavior, dealing with excuses, and facilitating discussions to name a few. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Survive and Thrive! A “New” TA Institute

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 4-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and…

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Energizing the Classroom: Active Learning and Evidence-based Teaching

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Participants will learn tangible strategies to increase student engagement and their achievement of learning outcomes. These student-centered strategies promote inclusion and participation of all students. Pitfalls with implementing active learning techniques and approaches to overcome these challenges will also be discussed. REGISTER

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