Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Tri-Campus TA Day 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Wednesday, August 28, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An all day event for new and returning teaching assistants at the University of Toronto.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm
Bahen Centre – 40 St. George St. Main Floor

TA Day 2019 Program (PDF)


8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Refreshments

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome & Announcements

9:15am – 10:00am What I Wished TAs Knew About Our Students

10:00am – 11:00am Teaching Tips from TATP Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

11:00am – 11:15am Coffee Break

11:15am – 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions 1
CS1.1 Preparing for Your First Tutorial in the Sciences &Engineering
CS1.2 Preparing for Your First Tutorial in the Humanities & Social Sciences
CS1.3 Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning
CS1.4 Your Teaching Persona as an International TA: Transitions and Opportunities

12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions 2
CS2.1 Discussion Based Tutorials in the Humanities and Social Sciences
CS2.2 Critical Reading in the Humanities and Social Sciences
CS2.3 Encouraging Active Learning in “Cook Book” Style Labs and Practicals
CS2.4 Answering the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action

2:30pm – 2:45pm Refreshment Break

2:45pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Sessions 3
CS3.1 An Introduction to Grading in the Sciences & Engineering
CS3.2 An Introduction to Grading in the Humanities & Social Sciences
CS3.3 Spark a Discussion to Enhance Learning: Using Educational Technology in the Classroom
CS3.4 Supporting Your Students, Supporting Yourself: Resources, Programs and Services @ UofT

4:00pm – 4:30pm CUPE 3902: Getting to Know Your Union

4:30 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks & Prize Draws

Registration for this event is full. If you require Training as a new TA, please contact your department, or register for one of the TATP’s job training sessions: https://archive.tatp.utoronto.ca/events/job-training/ 


TA Day is a professional development event for all TAs interested in building their teaching skills and knowledge. Participation in TA Day is on a VOLUNTEER basis only and cannot be counted as paid training without the prior knowledge and consent of the hiring department. No Training Payment Forms from CUPE 3902 will be accepted at TA Day. If your department has approved that TA Day count as part of your mandatory departmental training, please submit a Training Payment Form that has been signed by the  appropriate  representative  in  your  department  to  the CTSI office  any  time  after Monday, September 9, 2019. We will verify your attendance at TA Day sessions and sign the form. If the Training Payment Form is left blank or has not been signed by a department representative, please note that TATP staff will not be able to sign the form. There will be no exceptions. The completed signed form can be picked up at the CTSI office. The CTSI office is located on the 4th floor of Robarts Library, 130 St. George St., and forms can be left at the front desk.


Bahen Centre
40 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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