Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Teaching in Ontario Colleges

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Are you interested in teaching in Ontario’s college system, but unsure how your university experience has prepared you for this challenge? This roundtable draws on the experience of four industry professionals who have demonstrated excellence in pedagogy and made the transition from university to college teaching. The session will be divided into two parts: first, the Q&A session will provide participants with concrete pedagogical strategies for college-style lectures, practical work sessions, and discussion-based sessions, with an emphasis on how these might differ from university teaching (the interactive large group lecture, increased checking for understanding, and collecting evidence of that understanding in a discussion-based session). The second portion of the roundtable, participants will have a chance to speak with a panelist in breakout groups. During this time, panelists will be available to discuss aspects of college teaching in more depth, including but not limited to: the culture of college teaching, oversight and professional development opportunities, student profiles, teaching to “measurable outcomes,” and the importance of educational technology. Finally, the workshop will broaden awareness of participants of teaching careers and trajectories outside of the university, along with information about resources that can help with applications and course design (TLC in colleges, provincial resources, and relevant journals).