Teaching Assistant Preparation Program
Participants have a choice to attend learning opportunities from the list below and the options available from the Taylor Institute to create their unique learning experience. Participants will share their reflections on the sessions they attend through the recorded in a program passport: a document where instructors confirm participation at each event, and TAs have a space to write a brief reflective statement about what was learned during that event. Graduate students interested in obtaining the certification are required to attend a minimum of eight (8) workshops (i.e. a minimum of 4 Werklund and 4 Taylor Institute workshops) and do two teaching observations. The Werklund School of Education sessions are scheduled through Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 and sessions at the Taylor Institute can be attended throughout the year. Participants are required to complete a written reflection on each of the learning opportunities and classroom observations they attend and post them to the D2L shell for the TAPP program.
The following topics will be covered by the Werklund School of Education Office of Teaching and Learning.
September 7, 2022 12:00 to 1:00pm TAPP Orientation
September 21, 2022 12:00 to 1:00pm Academic Integrity
October 5, 2022 12:00 to 1:00pm Online Communication
October 19, 2022 12:00 to 1:00pm Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
November 2, 2022 12:00 to 1:00pm Responding to Students in Distress
December 7, 2022 12:00 to 1:00pm Student Accessibility and Accommodation
January 4, 2023 12:00 to 1:00pm Reflective Writing to Inform Teaching Practice
February 1, 2023 12:00 to 1:00pm Integrating Student Feedback into Teaching Practice
March 1, 2023 12:00 to 1:00pm Grading and Debriefing
April 5, 2023 12:00 to 1:00pm Celebration of Learning
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.
Also you are encouraged to complete the certificate requirements by April 1, 2023 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.