Fall 2019 Workshops
TADP offers several workshops each quarter relating to core areas of teaching and pedagogical development. The focus of core workshops align with the categories on which TAs are evaluated by their students. Pedagogical development workshops focus on enhancing teaching skills and classroom strategies.
Challenges in the Classroom
Oct. 15, Tuesday
Demanding students? Chaotic classrooms? Concerned about low participation rate in your discussion section? Join us for this interactive workshop, where we’ll discuss common challenging situations that TAs face, and strategies we can use to deal with them.
Effective Starts & Finishes
Oct. 21, Monday
Create a strong first impression! Learn about introducing material in an engaging way to create a positive and welcoming atmosphere for your students. This workshop will also explore student-focused methods to effectively conclude a discussion or lab section using various learning tools.
Fair and Faster Grading
Oct. 31, Thursday
Spending hours grading papers? Looking to build a useful system to make your grading fast and fair? In this workshop, we’ll explore components of an effective rubric, which will help you in providing informative feedback on essay-based assignments.
Motivating Your Students
Nov. 6, Wednesday
Join us to explore verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to motivate your students. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss various learning theories which you can use in your TA session to encourage productive interaction with students.
Active Learning Approaches
Nov. 12, Tuesday
11 AM-12 PM
Struggling to keep students engaged? Curious about incorporating active learning techniques in the classroom? Based on Bonwell & Eison’s approach, in this workshop, we will discuss designing instructional activities for students to construct knowledge and understanding.
International TA Roundtable
Nov. 20, Wednesday
Come discuss your teaching experiences and share strategies for teaching at UCR with other international TAs and the TADP team.
TADP is Introducing Text Notifications
Want to be sure you don’t miss any of the TADP workshops this quarter? Then sign up for Reminds to receive a text message reminder!
To sign up for workshop alerts, send the code @tadpucr to 81010