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Accessibility-Centred Design: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

January 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


This event is part of the CTLT TA Institute, taking place from January 17–21. To view all events, visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/january-2022-ta-institute/

Eligibility: The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, or faculty.

It can be difficult to identify barriers your students are facing with respect to participation in the classroom you are teaching. As a TA, how do you identify these barriers in the class, and communicate them with more senior instructors to address and resolve them? In this session, you will consider how to approach these questions by reflecting on your experiences with inclusion and accessibility in academia and working through relevant scenarios with your fellow participants. By the end of this session, you will have made an achievable action plan for yourself to use in the classes you TA.

– Sophie MacDonald, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics
– Tiera Naber, MSc Student, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 17, 2021 by 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 24,2022 at noon to receive the letter of completion. Click HERE to access all pre- and post-session modules for each theme. If you have any questions about the pre or post work please reach out to CTLT.TAInstitute@ubc.ca. This session falls into the following themes:
– Exploring and Supporting Inclusivity, Equity, Accessibility and Wellness
– Teaching Fundamentals
– Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning

TA Institute
This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes and if you complete 4 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre- & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.