University of Windsor faculty, students, and staff will gather on Wednesday, Sep. 4, for GATAcademy, a full day of teaching and learning workshops designed especially for graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).
GATA Network co-ordinator Elizabeth Ismail says the conference is all about making sure Gas and TAs are fully prepared for the exciting opportunities before them.
“Whether you’re a GA/TA for the first time this fall, or even if you’ve been a GA/TA a dozen times before, GATAcademy is a chance to refresh, review, and reconnect,” she says. “Come with questions; leave with answers and resources on where to find them. GATAcademy is the first step towards building your new support network.”
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Dillon Hall. Registration is free for UWindsor graduate and teaching assistants and includes a complimentary lunch.
- Connecting Best Practices for Teaching Linguistically-Diverse International Students with International Student Characteristics and Student Satisfaction with Sumeet Kaur, Victor Sam, Clayton Smith, Deena Wang, and Zhuying Zhuo;
- Crossing the Rubricon: Exploring Criteria Sheets and Scoring Guides for Grading with Mona Makki and Veronika Mogyorody;
- More than a Grade: Providing Meaningful Feedback with Ashlyne O’Neil and Kristin Schramer;
- Effective Lecture Preparation and Delivery with Irene Muir and Shaymaa Zantout;
- Learning is not a Spectator Sport: Engaging Students using Active Learning Techniques with Lisa Salfi;
- Using your GA/TAship for Employment and Career Progression with Stephanie Dupley and Manaal Chaudhary;
- Do You Need Blackboard for What You Do? with Lorna Stolarchuk, Niwit Aryal, Tim Au-Yeung, and Marlene Sebastian;
- Open Educational Resources with Scott Cowan;
- Leading Effective Discussions with Paige Coyne and Sindhu De Livera;
- Decolonizing Practices for Pedagogy with Andrea Sullivan-Clarke;
- Leading Effective Labs and Tutorials with Tanya Noel and Natalie Gosselin; and
- Managing being both a Researcher and a GA/TA with Joan Craig, Stephanie Cragg, and Hio Tong Kuan.
Find detailed descriptions of the workshops and brief introductions of the individuals leading them, along with an online registration form, at http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/ctl/124.