Teaching in higher education can be a challenging endeavor that requires preparation and support. To assist with this transition for new scholars, the Teaching Assistant Preparation Program provides a program for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to develop their teaching capacity.
Participants are encouraged to develop a teaching dossier, recording key aspects of their teaching capacity-building process, as well as evidence of teaching practice. Suggested items for inclusion in the portfolio include, but are not limited to TAPP passport reflections, class observation reports, lesson plans, and other artifacts.
This year TAPP will be meeting online. You can request the Zoom link and passcode at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ePortfolio is an important online digital tool for both students and faculty. It can be used to highlight career and research achievements throughout academic life. It is a platform where the continuous improvement that occurs during one's career, whether academic or professional, can be compiled and organized into a flexible document of your growth. There is the option of housing your ePortfolio in D2L but there are other free web-hosting options as well. For resources and examples visit our ePortfolio resource page.
Throughout the year the Werklund School of Education hosts presentations and events that would be valuable to students. Recently, the Teaching and Learning Office has facilitated sessions on ePortfolio preparation, tools for pre-service teachers, online tools and applications for teaching online and face-to-face and more. We will continue to do this and we encourage you to check our events calendar for upcoming events and to visit or presentations page for a more in-depth look at the events and series we have planned for 2021-22.