Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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TATP Course Design Day 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm EST


Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:30 am - 4:15 pm EST


The TATP Course Design Day will provide you with an introduction to the principles and process of course design. Guided by experienced teachers, facilitators, and collaborators, you will learn how to design (or re-design) a course of your choosing in order to enhance students’ learning experiences. This institute is intended for graduate students preparing to apply for course instructor positions, as well as experienced graduate student instructors seeking to hone their design skills.

A pizza lunch will be provided to participants who attend the entire day. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available.

Fundamentals of Course Design from Outcomes to Assessments (9:30 to 12:30)
This 3-hour workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of course design, from outcomes to assessments. We will outline the elements of effective outcomes and assessments, and we will address some of the logistical questions about course preparation (e.g. course readings) that affect decisions in course design. During the session, you will draft and receive feedback on the basic elements of a course proposal, and you should leave the session with a framework for a newly developed or redesigned course, including a general course outline, outcomes, and assessment scheme.

Registration: https://tatp.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/515

Lunch (12:30 to 1:15)

Effective Practices for Engaging Online Learning (1:15 to 4:15)
Online learning is becoming increasingly common in higher education, and, as a result, it is crucial to understand best practices for designing online courses. In this workshop, we apply the fundamentals of course design to online courses, and discuss the steps you can follow to design an engaging online course. We also consider what types of assessment and teaching and learning activities are most effective for an online learning environment. Finally, we address some of the pitfalls and challenges that are specific to online courses, and examine how to address them in the most effective manner.

Registration: https://tatp.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/516