TA Training

TA Training Workshop: Crafting the Teaching Statement

2018-02-23 00:00:00 2018-02-23 01:30:00 America/Los_Angeles TA Training Workshop: Crafting the Teaching Statement Powell 285 Mail
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4:00pm to 5:30pm / February 22, 2018 Powell 285
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Are you applying for a teaching or academic position this year? Would you like to prepare for your time on the job market by learning now what teaching experiences to note? A well-constructed teaching statement must draw upon your genuine, specific, and informed beliefs about education, pedagogy, and creating inclusive learning communities. In this session and writing lab, you will begin to develop a personal teaching philosophy and practice reflective methods that will help track pivotal teaching moments, in order to articulate your own approach to teaching.


The Office of Instructional Development TA Training Program is excited to announce workshops for TAs for the Winter Quarter. Whether you are a current TA or are just interested in teaching, join us to learn new strategies and skills for the classroom. All workshops will be held in Powell 285 (enter through the main library entrance, turn left in the Rotunda).

Workshop Schedule (Check back soon for additional Thursday workshops):

  • Monday, January 8, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Assessment & Grading
  • Monday, January 22, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Creating Inclusive Classrooms
  • Monday, January 29, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Improving Communication for the Multicultural Classroom
  • Thursday, February 1, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Time Management
  • Monday, February 5, 2:30–2:00 p.m.—How Students Learn
  • Friday, February 9, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Cheating, Grade Complaints, and Disruptive Behavior: Prevention & Management
  • Monday, February 12, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Active Learning Strategies for STEM Discussion Sections
  • Thursday, February 15, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—Giving Feedback: Assessing Student Writing
  • Thursday, February 22, 4:00–5:30 p.m.—Crafting the Teaching Statement 
  • Monday, February 26, 12:30–2:00 p.m.—The Nuts & Bolts of Lesson Planning

If the session you are interested in is full, or if registration is no longer available, please sign on to the Eventbrite waiting list or email Jennifer MacGregor at tatp@oid.ucla.edu to see if we've received any last-minute cancellations. We want to accommodate as many people as possible!

Thank you! We look forward to working with you!