This orientation will prepare TAs to be excellent teachers at Temple University. At the general sessions, TAs will learn who Temple students are as well as what resources are available to support them. Teaching concerns will be eased as InterACTion Theater Troupe brings tough classroom situations to life. Topical breakout sessions will focus on various aspects of teaching, such as motivating and engaging students, facilitating discussions, grading, and more.
Participation for New Temple Teaching Assistants (0-1 semesters) is mandatory. Returning TAs are encouraged to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to network and share ideas with other Temple TAs across the disciplines.
Previous participants said...
"The breakout session was great, engaging, informative, and really opened my eyes to the possibilities and pitfalls of discussions."
"I learned of TLC's tools, resources, and support system for TA's that I plan to use throughout the year."
"The most valuable aspect of the orientation was meeting other TAs, being able to discuss topics with my peers and get valuable feedback in the large forum."
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1. Am I required to attend this event? You are required to attend this event if you are a new TA at Temple and
you have never attended a New TA Orientation at Temple University. You
are considered a New TA if this is your first or second semester as a TA
at Temple, even if you have taught previously (as an adjunct at Temple,
as an adjunct or TA at another institution, etc.).
2. My department’s orientation is on the same day as this event. Which orientation should I attend? This orientation is mandatory for all new TAs. If your department's
orientation is on the same day, please make arrangements with them to
attend the New TA Orientation. If you have any questions or
concerns, please email us immediately. Our email address is email@example.com.
3. I attended the New TA Orientation last year. Should I attend this year? We strongly encourage you to attend the breakout sessions. These
sessions change each year, so it will be a new and beneficial
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