Please complete the pre-workshop survey by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 16.


  • 8:30 Introductions and icebreaker (Karen)
    • Discussion: What are all of the things that TAs do? How do these impact students?
    • Discussion: Which skills do TAs develop, and how do those skills align with career goals?
  • 9:15 Results of survey (Anne)
    • Reflection: Where you are now, where do you want to be? Consider goals/objectives that you can use for action planning.
    • Action planning worksheet: Make a copy and put in your own Google Drive or download as a Word doc to your own computer.
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:15 Principles for equitable and effective teaching and learning and discussion
  • 11:20 Roadcheck and introduce homework
  • 11:30 Adjourn for the day


Take 15-30 minutes to consider the principles for equitable and effective teaching (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Jul8 24) in light of a class you have taken and/or TA'ed. Make some notes about and prepare to share your thoughts about:

  • Ways in which the principles were implemented
  • Principles that were less apparent and where there is room for improvement
  • Things you as a TA could have done (or could do in the future) to implement the principles


  • 8:30 Roadcheck results and overview of the day
  • 8:40 Discussion of homework
  • 9:00 Applying the principles to strategies that promote student learning
  • 9:45 Break
  • 10:00 Grading (Anne)
  • 11:00 Action planning
    • Group activity: What are three things you can do to become a better teacher next year? 
    • Individual reflection: How will you build the skills you need to get where you want to be? What are the resources you can make use of within your own institution and beyond? How will you document your development? 
  • 11:20 Workshop evaluation 
  • 11:30 Adjourn


Equitable and effective teaching

Interactive Teaching