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Introduction to TA Training for Classroom Climate and Indigenous Topics

January 20, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 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.

In this session, participants will be introduced to a framework for understanding classroom climate and how this can support learning about Indigenous perspectives and knowledges. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about CTLT Indigenous Initiatives’ Classroom Climate TA Training program and be introduced to concepts covered and resources available for those supporting TA Training programs at UBC. Participants will leave with an ability to identify resources to support TAs in closer alignment with University priorities related to Indigenous engagement, and an understanding of the need to create supportive and productive spaces for learning Indigenous topics and discussing socially contentious issues.

– Janey Lew, Senior Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Indigenous Initiatives
– Erin Yun, Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Indigenous Initiatives

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. If you have any questions about the pre or post work please reach out to CTLT.TAInstitute@ubc.ca. Click HERE to access all pre- and post-session modules for each theme. This session falls into the following themes:
– Exploring and Supporting Inclusivity, Equity, Accessibility and Wellness
– Teaching Fundamentals

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.