Monday, April 27, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Join us for this workshop on TAing in an online environment as part of this year's online GRADnavigate series.male with laptop and book

With the University of Waterloo transitioning all spring courses to remote delivery, many TAs find themselves supporting remote courses for the first time. While the transition is daunting, with a little preparation TAs will find that they can still have the same powerful impact on student learning in a remote environment as they are used to in a classroom. In this webinar, we will discuss the basic differences between TAing online versus face-to-face and strategies for success in the remote environment. Topics will include developing a connection with students, cultivating a sense of community, guiding effective discussions, online office hours and tutorials, and supporting students amid the unique challenges of our current situation. The last 30 minutes of the webinar will be reserved for a Q and A, so please bring your questions. Please note, this webinar will focus on strategies for teaching and facilitation and is not designed to cover technical skills with respect to software and learning tools such as UW LEARN.

This is a virtual workshop, and all participants will be emailed a link to access the session 24 hours prior to the event.

 

Additional information:

This workshop is being facilitated by Daniel Opperwall and Kristin Wilson from the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL)

Please note: audio is required for this session. Microphones and video would be an asset.

This workshop is part of GRADnavigate, a week-long series of workshops designed to provide tailored support to graduate students at key points in their degree. Explore all of the 2020 GRADnavigate workshops on the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs event page.

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