Aug 20, 2020 to Sep 10, 2020
12:00AM to 11:59PM
Date(s) - 20/08/2020 - 10/09/2020
2020 Teaching & Learning Forum
The Teaching & Learning Forum is an annual event hosted by the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching. It offers new and returning teaching assistants (TAs), graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and sessional instructors information sessions and workshops on various teaching and learning topics. This year the event is taking place fully online with a series of asynchronous workshops (pre-recorded workshops you can complete at any time) available until August, 2021. A few synchronous online workshops also took place on September 10, 2020.
The online asynchronous workshops can be found on the Teaching & Learning Forum Avenue to Learn site. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions regarding how to access that site.
As a registrant, there is no limit to the number of online asynchronous workshops that you may complete.
If you are being asked to engage in the Teaching & Learning Forum as part of training for a TA position, please be sure to connect with your employment supervisor prior to the event so you can discuss expectations (i.e. which sessions you should attend, number of hours that will be accounted for in your Hours of Work Form). Any mandatory training that you are asked to complete by your employment supervisor should be accounted for in your hours of work. Please note that training deemed to be not mandatory (i.e., optional training) will not be accounted for in your hours of work (i.e., it will not be paid training).
If you are a sessional instructor, please consult with your employment supervisor to inquire whether training (and if so, which training) will be mandatory for your teaching assignment.
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