Teaching Assistant Preparation Program, Level 1
Graduate students interested in obtaining TAPP certification are required to attend a minimum of of 4 Werklund and 4 Taylor Institute workshops and do two teaching observations. Participants are required to complete written reflections on each of the learning opportunities and classroom observations they attend and post them to the D2L shell for the Teaching Assistant Preparation Program (TAPP) program.
The following topics will be covered by the Werklund School of Education Office of Teaching and Learning. The next iteration of the TAPP program will begin in September 2024. These sessions will by hybrid with the option of participating in person or via Zoom. To join via Zoom email email@example.com for the meeting information. The topics that will be covered are:
Reflective Writing to Inform Teaching Practice
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Student Accessibility and Accommodation
Responding to Students in Distress
Integrating Student Feedback into Teaching Practice
Grading and Assessment
Consult the Taylor Institute registration page for current list of learning opportunities. Additional learning opportunities that are added to the calendar at Werklund School of Education can also be eligible for credit toward completion of the TAPP 1 Certificate.
You are encouraged to complete the certificate requirements by April 1, 2024 to have your TAPP 1 completion noted on your resume prior to the hiring of TAs for the following academic year.
All participants in the TAPP program will do two class observations, preferably one classroom session and one online session. During these observations, they are encouraged to take notes on the instructor's practice in the classroom and reflect on what they would integrate into their own practice and other observations about what occurred during the class.