TA Conference: Spring 2023

Registration Open!

January 4 – 6, 2023 | Online & In-person (HHB 128)

The TA conferences are a great opportunity to learn the foundational skills you require to successfully perform your teaching assistant (TA) duties and support student learning. You will have a chance to share ideas with graduate students from all faculties, as you professionally and personally develop your skills and knowledge about teaching and learning in higher education. Each conference devotes one day to support international TAs. These conferences are free to all TAs and graduate students at UVic.

These conferences are offered every Fall and Spring terms. Browse the schedule and register below.

Certificate

Attend six (6) or more individual sessions throughout the whole conference and write a 3-page reflective piece and you will receive a certificate acknowledging your commitment to enhancing your professional development. The certificate will be e-mailed to you about three weeks after the conference.

Schedule of Events

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Day 1: Jan 4

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Day 2: Jan 5

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Day 3: Jan 6

Day 1:

Wednesday January 4, 2023

8:30am – 9:00am

Check-in

9:00 – 10:30am

Online

A1: Balancing Graduate Program Work and TA Commitments

9:00 – 10:30am

HHB128

A2: Territory Acknowledgements: Understanding Why and How

10:30-11:00am | Break

11:00am – 12:30pm

HHB128

B1: Academic Integrity in the International Context: Role of TAs

12:30 – 1:30pm | Break

1:30 – 3:00pm

HHB128

C1: Nonviolent Communication & Conflict Resolution

3:00pm – 3:30pm | Break

3:30 – 5:00pm

HHB128

D1: Lesson Planning: What is the “BOPPPS”?

Day 2:

Thursday January 5, 2023

8:30am – 9:00am

Check-in

9:00 – 10:30am

Online

E1: Making the Most of Feedback on Your Teaching

9:00 – 10:30am

HHB128

E2: Strategies for Organizing Knowledge to Facilitate Your Students’ Learning

10:30-11:00am | Break

11:00am – 12:30pm

HHB128

F1: Working with Diverse Students & Incorporating Universal Design for Learning

12:30 – 1:30pm | Break

1:30 – 3:00pm

HHB128

G1: Empathy: Who Cares?

3:00pm – 3:30pm | Break

3:30 – 5:00pm

Online

H1: Successful Laboratory Instruction for New Teaching Assistants

3:30 – 5:00pm

HHB 128

H2: When Ice Breakers Aren’t Enough: Strategies for Promoting Engagement

Day 3 (International TA focused):

Friday January 6, 2023

8:30am – 9:00am

Check-in

9:00 – 10:30am

Online

I1: Let’s Get Up-to-Date: Exploring Education in 2023 as an International TA

9:00 – 10:30am

HHB128

I2: Mental Health Literacy

10:30-11:00am | Break

11:00am – 12:30pm

HHB128

J1: Balancing Tasks: Practical Skills for International TAs

12:30 – 1:30pm | Break

1:30 – 3:00pm

HHB128

K1: Where Am I?: Managing Culture Shock as an International TA

3:00pm – 3:30pm | Break

3:30 – 5:00pm

HHB128

L1: It Is Your Time: Questions and Reflections on Being an International TA

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