TA Institute events

The TA Institute will be held from January 9-12, 2017. All events are free and take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) on UBC’s Vancouver Campus.

Schedule of events

Design Thinking in Teaching

January 10, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Mabel Ho and Jens Vent Schmidt

In this workshop, we will discuss common challenges in lesson planning and develop a toolkit of best practices and strategies to generate meaningful learning experiences for learners.
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Grad Student Mental Health

January 10, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Andrea Johnson, Ying Yin Lau and Erin Yun

In this workshop, we will address raising self-awareness on “impostor syndrome”, identify strategies for self-care, as well as identifying strategies for preparation for teaching in the classroom and navigating life as a grad student.
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Developing a SoTL Project

January 10, 2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Ido Roll and Kristi Carey

In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of SoTL in terms of approaches, ethical considerations, and first steps. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of SoTL practices, as well as a blueprint for your very first SoTL project.
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Metacognition, Lifelong Learning, and Disciplinary Practice

January 11, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Arnab Ray and Joseph Topornycky

In this session, we will examine the idea of metacognition as a distinct and valuable practice in teaching and learning; covering the way practitioners plan, monitor, and evaluate their own work.
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Transliteracies

January 11, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: A.J. Lowik and Evan T. Taylor

The Promoting Trans Literacies workshop explores how Teaching Assistants can develop safer, more trans-inclusive pedagogical practices in their various role(s) in the classroom and on campus so that students of all genders have equitable access to learning environments.
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Giving Guest Lectures and Presentations

January 11, 2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Austin Taylor and Jens Vent Schmidt

In this session, we will compare and contrast presentations and guest lectures. With this, we will design a toolkit to prepare for successful presentations or guest lectures.
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Experiential Learning: Concept and its Application in Lesson Planning

January 12, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Rowshan Rahmanian and Lucas Wright

In this workshop you will explore Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, discuss its value in your teaching contexts, and find ways of integrating this model into your lesson planning and teaching. Join us for an interactive session to connect this important teaching model with your teaching practice.
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Incorporating Results from SoTL

January 12, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Lesley Liu and Roselynn Verwoord
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Unsettling Group Guidelines

January 12, 2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22)
Facilitators: Deb Chen, Janey Lew and Amy Perreault

In this interactive panel, faculty members who participate in the SoTL Seed program will share their tips and experiences from researching their own teaching practices.
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