44th Annual Teaching Assistant Conference on Monday, September 25, 2017
Each year on the Monday of Week 0, the OID TA Training Program organizes a day-long conference designed to provide pedagogical training and resource information for both new and continuing TAs. The conference kicks off with a complimentary breakfast during registration and an informative resource fair that connects TAs with campus resources essential for undergraduate teaching. We start the teaching day with a panel of experts--Distinguished Teaching Award winning faculty and TAs--to answer questions about not only surviving the first quarter of teaching, but also being the best you can be in the classroom. From there, TAs have the opportunity to select three sessions from a variety of specialized workshops and expert panels on topics ranging from Lesson Planning and Classroom Managment to Preparing a Teaching Portfolio. Finally, we close the day with complimentary coffee and sweets, as well as a raffle for prizes from business throughout Westwood. Don't miss it!
Learn strategies for classroom management, the first day of class, and lesson planning
Ask experienced TAs and professors your questions about teaching, students in crisis,
Discuss how to lay the foundations for successful student writing, including grading and giving constructive feedback
Learn strategies for teaching and grading problem-solving in math and the sciences
Find out about leading dynamic discussions and labs
Develop cross-cultural communication and conflict resolution skills
Work on your teaching portfolio or teaching philosophy statement
Keep in mind:
Even if you are not going to be a TA this coming year, as a UCLA graduate student, you are welcome to attend the conference in preparation for future teaching assignments.
2016 TA Conference Schedule
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190 Powell Library
Campus Mail Code: 156004