Are you a graduate student or teaching assistant (TA) at McMaster?
The TA Program at the CLL has a variety of resources to help you address immediate challenges or develop teaching and learning skills for the future. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions, even if you are not currently working as a Teaching Assistant. Some events require advance registration. If you have any questions, please email Greg Van Gastel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops and Sessions
- Workshop Series: Bi-monthly workshops on a variety of teaching topics.
Active Learning Strategies
Wed. January 23, 2013
Wong e-classroom, Mills Library
In this interactive workshop for graduate students and teaching assistants, participants will learn about, discuss, and adapt active learning strategies that they may incorporate into their teaching. Register at http://cll.mcmaster.ca/events/
Building a Teaching Dossier
Wed. January 30, 2013
CLL classroom, Mills 5th floor
In this workshop for graduate students and teaching assistants, participants will be introduced to components of a teaching dossier, including a teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching abilities, feedback on teaching, and teaching practices. Participants will either build their first dossier, or edit an existing dossier. Register at http://cll.mcmaster.ca/events/
Accessibility and Teaching at McMaster
Wed. February 13, 2013
This workshop, collaboratively run by Human Rights and Equity Services and the CLL, is intended to introduce graduate students and TAs to concepts of accessibility and the duty to accommodate in the context of teaching at McMaster. With approximately, 1 in 10 people experiencing some form of disability in their lifetime and one-third of McMaster students experiencing varying degrees of mental health, inclusive and accessible practices are essential to successful teaching on campus.
During this two hour workshop, participants will discuss the philosophy and meaning of the terms accessibility and accommodation and how they are relevant to creating an inclusive and accessible teaching environment at McMaster. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to employ accessibility principles in the lab or classroom. Register at http://cll.mcmaster.ca/events/
Courses in University Teaching
The CLL’s Education Consultants can provide resources and consultation to develop your teaching skills and ideas in areas including:
- Teaching Dossiers: An important record of your teaching methods, accomplishments, and goals.
- Individual Consultation: on any teaching topic.
- Classroom observation and feedback.
- Course refinements.
- Lab refinements.
Educational Consultants specialize in assisting TAs and Faculty in particular Faculties and programs. See the listing below to contact the right consultant for you, then find their contact information here
Lori Goff – Science
Catherine Swanson – Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Business
Marie Vander Kloet – Engineering, Humanities, Bachelor of Technology