Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Elements of Effective Lesson Planning

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Wednesday, November 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Lauren Norman, TATP Sciences Trainer
Joel Rodgers, TATP Humanities Trainer

Have you ever struggled with how to thoroughly cover a topic, effectively organize material and manage your class or lab time? Then this session is for you. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the key elements of lesson planning. Understanding these elements of lesson design will help you to:

  • plan a lesson that entails a clear learning outcome and a road-map for how to accomplish this
  • get students prepared to learn
  • streamline your content so you have an achievable goal in a given time
  • build in time for discussion and active student interaction (i.e. achieve ‘deeper’ learning)
  • wrap-up a class effectively so students can reflect on what they’ve learned and be ready for what comes next in the course

Because you will be asked to complete a lesson planner during the workshop, it is imperative that you come to the session with a key learning goal and a sense of possible content for one class you’d like to teach in mind (or for a real class you know you’ll be teaching shortly!).


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Lauren Norman
Joel Rodgers