TA Academy is an initiative to support Teaching Assistants in their day-to-day work by providing learning opportunities and resources available at NU. This is a short 5-day program with 30-minute online sessions.
The program consists of the webinar sessions delivered by Aiman Khamitova and Aigerim Sary, and takes place every month around topics such as classroom management, assessment, student engagement, and instructional technologies. The topics covered in the program include student learning, active learning and PBL, classroom management, and assessment design.
This program has two purposes: 1) provide basic knowledge around teaching and learning, and 2) provide opportunities for collaboration and networking among the teaching assistants.
Previous Workshops and Sessions
"Assessment with Teaching Technologies"
Wednesday, December 8th | 10:00-11:00 AM| Link to the recording
This session will cover how instructional technologies can help you in arranging formative assessment. We will be discussing all available tools at NU that support formative assessment both online and in-person. All your questions are welcome in advance.
"Giving and Receiving Feedback: Managing Class Interactions"
Wednesday, November 17th | 10:00-11:00 AM| Link to the recording
Since feedback can be a very powerful tool for enhancing student learning, it is important that teachers are able to give their students qualitatively good feedback. This TA program will cover various feedback interaction models, ways to deliver efficient feedback and online tools. Moreover, we will analyse student’s role in feedback and discuss feedback samples.
"Student Engagement with Active Learning"
Wednesday, October 20th | 10:00-11:00 AM| Link to the recording
Student engagement is a key for learning. With the knowledge of active learning techniques and strategies, it is possible to increase your learners’ engagement and, thus, improve their learning experience. In this webinar, we discuss the ways active learning establishes and sustains student engagement. Watch this short video summary of this session.
"How Students Learn: Motivation and Engagement"
Monday, January 23rd | 2:00-2:30 PM| Link to the recording and resources
This session is about how to help students become better learners and it includes tips and recommendations for instructors.
"What Is Active Learning, And How It Can Be Implemented In The Classroom"
Tuesday, January 24th | 2:00-2:30 PM| Link to the recording and resources
This session provides five the most frequently cited learning techniques that promote learning engagement.
"PBL: Project-Based Learning"
Wednesday, January 25th | 2:00-2:30 PM| Link to the recording and resources
This session discusses how to implement project based learning into your teaching. And what are the main differences between simple projects and teaching with PBL.
"Classroom Management Basics"
Tuesday, January 26th | 2:00-2:30 PM| Link to the recording and resources
This session is about theory around classroom management basics, frameworks and recommendations for instructors.
"Designing Assessment For Academic Integrity"
Tuesday, January 27th | 2:00-2:30 PM| Link to the recording and resources
This session covers key issues and assessment principles. And brief description online free technologies and assessment tools available at NU.