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TA Workshop Coming in January, 2016

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  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • CUE 203
  • Doors open at 8:45 for late registration. Drop by early for coffee and pastries and to meet other graduate teaching assistants.
  • The workshop will be followed by a pizza lunch. Stay after and visit with the President’s Teaching Academy and other graduate students.

The Graduate School sponsors a one-day Graduate Teaching Workshop each year, presented by the WSU Teaching Academy and additional outstanding teaching faculty at Washington State University. The workshop is designed to offer graduate students more personalized contact and individual consultations with expert faculty who can answer questions. Each participant attends sessions that will help inspire, motivate, and encourage them with new ideas to stimulate creative thinking.The teaching workshop will will include an introductory session at 9:00 am, a three-track system allowing participants to select sessions of their particular interests including Small Classroom Strategies, Leadership in Lab Instruction, Teaching Large Classes, and Assessment and Management.

What will I learn?

Emphasized during the workshop are the WSU Learning Goals that influence our teaching practices. Teaching assistants will learn how to engage undergraduate students in the classroom, uphold academic integrity, design a course, write exams, and developing his or her own own personal teaching style.

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