Graduate Student Teaching Development 2015-2016
The graduate student teaching development program is designed to provide educational development for graduate students about the roles, responsibilities, and skills required of a teaching assistant at the University of Calgary. The program is developed and offered by the Educational Development Unit of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary. The program is intended to build teaching capacity for graduate students, and is open to all current and prospective University of Calgary teaching assistants. The graduate student teaching development program consists of a comprehensive workshop series on topics related to graduate student teaching, with opportunities for discussion, practice and reflection. The program will benefit students in their current and future teaching roles, within and beyond the academy.
Participation in a minimum of five workshops for the 2015-2016 graduate student teaching development workshop series. It is recommended that students keep notes of their learning during each workshop and begin the reflection process.
After completing five workshops, students submit a reflective statement which summarizes their key learning from the five workshops; how their beliefs about teaching and learning evolved and/or changed; why their beliefs about teaching and learning evolved and/or changed; and what skills or strategies they have implemented or plan to implement as a result of attending the workshops.