*** if you are employed as a GTA, you are strongly encouraged to attend***
Dear CIC community,
As we know, the role of TAs is essential in creating and fostering an inclusive learning environment. As such, the CIC is thrilled to be partnering with Felix Muzny to offer two “train the TA trainer” sessions. Felix is a Northeastern University Clinical Instructor, Director of Teaching Assistants, and a computing PhD Student writing their thesis on creating, developing, and evaluating TA programs with a focus on broadening participation in computing.
What will the training cover?
In the session (note – the sessions are identical so register for just one) Felix will focus on everything needed to create an excellent and inclusive TA training - from specific curriculum to use in TA trainings to methods and techniques for facilitating conversations about interpersonal communication, grounded in pedagogical practice more often found in humanities-focused classrooms than in computing. For those of you attending SIGCSE, you’ll see Felix present the paper he has written on this topic on March 16th!
Who should attend?
The short answer is that all are welcome! That said, the primary audience anyone directly involved in organizing, shaping, and running TA training agendas at your institutions. In Felix’s experience, the training can also be very useful to academic coordinators, course coordinators and others in similar roles. But, we emphasize again, all are welcome and we invite you to pass along this invitation to any team members who might find this beneficial. There is no limit on how many people can attend from a single institution.
When is it?
Select from one of the two training options:
February 17th 1:00-3:00pm (ET) -- please click HERE to register for this date
March 2nd 3:00-5:00pm (ET) – please click HERE to register for this date
We are looking forward to seeing you all soon,
The CIC team