Colloquium - Emily Alicea-Muñoz (Georgia Tech) - Transforming the Preparation of Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants

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Emily Alicea-Muñoz ( Georgia Tech) 1/26/2021 colloquium speaker
January 26, 2021
3:45PM - 4:45PM
Location
Zoom webinar

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Add to Calendar 2021-01-26 15:45:00 2021-01-26 16:45:00 Colloquium - Emily Alicea-Muñoz (Georgia Tech) - Transforming the Preparation of Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are key partners in the education of undergraduate students, who spend nearly as much in-class time with GTAs as they do with faculty. Given the potentially large impact GTAs can have on undergraduate student learning, it is important to provide them with appropriate preparation for teaching. The School of Physics at Georgia Tech has been offering a GTA prep course for first-year PhD students since 2013, and over time the course has evolved into a robust and comprehensive professional development program. In this talk I describe the key elements of the program and the main results from our assessment efforts, which suggest that participating GTAs feel better prepared for teaching and adopt more learner-centered teaching approaches. Zoom link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/93682646395?pwd=cS9CK0VCaEhiT242UVgxbS9YTEt5QT09 Password: 905923 Zoom webinar Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are key partners in the education of undergraduate students, who spend nearly as much in-class time with GTAs as they do with faculty. Given the potentially large impact GTAs can have on undergraduate student learning, it is important to provide them with appropriate preparation for teaching. The School of Physics at Georgia Tech has been offering a GTA prep course for first-year PhD students since 2013, and over time the course has evolved into a robust and comprehensive professional development program. In this talk I describe the key elements of the program and the main results from our assessment efforts, which suggest that participating GTAs feel better prepared for teaching and adopt more learner-centered teaching approaches.

Zoom link:

https://osu.zoom.us/j/93682646395?pwd=cS9CK0VCaEhiT242UVgxbS9YTEt5QT09

Password: 905923