Winter 2024 Graduate Student Workshops and Opportunities

Winter 2024 Graduate Student Workshops and Opportunities


Registration is now Open!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a series of workshops for graduate students in the Winter 2024 semester. Please see details below to learn more and register. Please send questions to gtc@uoguelph.ca


Winter 2024 Workshops


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Teaching Assistant Check-in

This event will take place on Friday, April 5th, 2024, between 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. The workshop will run virtually only via Microsoft Teams.

Calling all passionate teaching assistants! How’s your semester going? 

Dealing with grading fatigue, wondering how to approach upcoming seminars, or just need to let off some mid-semester steam?  Join a peer-to-peer online drop-in session to ask questions, share strategies, and problem-solve with other TAs from across UoG. Whether a seasoned TA or new to the role, we’re here to offer advice, support, solutions, and resources to help you navigate the rest of the semester. 

Register here for the Teaching Assistant Check-in


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Teaching Philosophy Statements and Dossiers Workshop

This event will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, between 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The workshop will run virtually only via Microsoft Teams.

Compiling your teaching dossier and drafting a teaching philosophy statement might seem daunting at first, but they can provide opportunities for reflection, and developing structure and direction during your teaching journey – however far along the path you are. This end-of-term session will offer tools to reflect on your teaching experiences and impact on learners and identify your teaching-related transferable skills - essentials in future job searches in academic and non-academic fields. 

New and returning TAs are welcome to a collaborative workshop that will enhance their teaching visions, teaching statements, and teaching dossiers.  

Outcomes for the workshop include:

  • Summarising how teaching dossiers are used in job applications

  • Describing components and best practices of a teaching dossier; in particular, the statement of teaching philosophy

  • Reflecting on teaching approaches and learning impacts

  • Beginning to draft a statement of teaching philosophy and dossier sections.  

Register here for the Teaching Philosophy Statements and Dossiers Workshop


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Journal Club April 2024

This event will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2024, between 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. The Journal Club will run virtually only via Microsoft Teams.

Graduate students and colleagues from across campus are invited to an intellectually stimulating Journal Club where we’ll delve into the latest research in teaching and learning. Whether you're a seasoned graduate, an emerging researcher, or just passionate about staying up to date with the latest developments, Journal Club is an excellent opportunity to learn and discuss important ideas in a collaborative learning environment. At our April session, we will discuss a paper that explores the nuances of the resistance to critical race pedagogy by students of colour. Come be a part of the dialogue that will help shape your pedagogical approaches and outlooks, daily practices, future teaching, and research.

This Month’s Article:

Register here for the Journal Club April 2024


International Teaching Assistant Workshop

International Teaching Assistant Workshop

This event will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, between 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM. The workshop will run virtually as well as in person on the ground floor of McLaughlin Library in Room 103 (Here’s a map!).

Navigating graduate life can be a challenge, especially as an international student: a new country, new customs, new studies, and a whole host of re-orientation and navigation to get used to. This workshop is designed to foreground International Teaching Assistants’ experiences, offer guidance on strategies to prioritize their time and energies, and share important resources and learning amongst international TA peers.

We will cover health and wellness at UoG, your rights as an employee of the university, and offer a chance to reflect on your desires and goal-setting as a new or returning International Teaching Assistant. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow international TAs, share resources, and forge a path towards success in your academic journey. Elevate your experience as a new or returning International Teaching Assistant with our empowering and enriching session.

Register here for the International Teaching Assistant Workshop

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Inclusive Teaching 101 Workshop

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, between 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The workshop will run virtually as well as in person on the ground floor of McLaughlin Library in Room 103 (Here’s a map!).

Calling all passionate teaching assistants! 

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards creating inclusive and welcoming classroom environments? Join - "Inclusive Teaching 101” a dynamic workshop that delves into the heart of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) principles in education!

In this session, we will explore the essential tools and strategies to make your classroom a haven of acceptance and understanding. From fostering a culture of respect to embracing diverse perspectives, we'll equip you with the knowledge and skills to champion inclusivity at every turn.
Connect with fellow teaching assistants, share experiences, and leave with a renewed sense of purpose to champion inclusivity throughout your educational journey.

Highlights of the Workshop:

  • Unpacking the core concepts of EDI in teaching
  • Exploring practical strategies for creating an inclusive classroom
  • Navigating diversity with empathy and cultural sensitivity
  • Interactive discussions and collaborative problem-solving

Save the date for a workshop that not only promises insights, but actionable steps towards transforming your teaching approach. Let's build a future where every learner feels a sense of belonging!

Register here for the Inclusive Teaching 101 Workshop

Teaching Assistant Check-in Banner

Teaching Assistant Check-in

This event will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams on Friday, March 8, 2024, between 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM.

Calling all passionate teaching assistants! How’s your semester going? 

Dealing with grading fatigue, wondering how to approach upcoming seminars, or just need to let off some mid-semester steam?  Join a peer-to-peer online drop-in session to ask questions, share strategies, and problem-solve with other TAs from across UoG. Whether a seasoned TA or new to the role, we’re here to offer advice, support, solutions, and resources to help you navigate the rest of the semester. 

Meeting ID: 298 768 951 085
Passcode: wEaxoo

Join the TA Check-In Meeting

Hybrid Teaching Strategies Workshop

Hybrid Teaching Strategies Workshop

This event will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024, between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The workshop will run virtually only via Microsoft Teams.

Navigating the landscape of hybrid teaching requires a unique set of strategies, and this workshop is your compass! Discover innovative ways to adapt your teaching style to online platforms, ensuring a fluid and effective learning experience for all.

Dive into practical demonstrations, collaborative discussions, and real-world scenarios that will empower you to confidently navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by hybrid teaching.

Connect with fellow teaching assistants facing similar challenges, share success stories, and leave with a toolkit of hybrid teaching strategies that will elevate your impact in and outside the classroom.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Learning more about blending traditional and digital methods
  • Tech-savvy tools for interactive and engaging online classes
  • Strategies to maintain student focus and participation in virtual environments
  • Creating dynamic content that transcends physical and digital boundaries

Whether you're a seasoned educator or just starting your journey, this workshop will help you begin your journey of hybrid teaching. Let's revolutionize education together by creating engaging and immersive learning experiences in every setting!

Register here for the Hybrid Teaching Strategies Workshop


 

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