TA Workshops: January February

Wed, Jan 25 3:30pm – 4:30 Working with groups
Wed, Feb 1st 3:30pm – 4:30 PowerPoint, Effective Presentations
Wed, Feb 8th 3:30pm – 4:30 Setting up your own Blog
Wed, Feb 15th 3:30pm – 4:30 Classroom Discussions
Wed, Feb 29th 3:30pm – 5:00 Effective Teaching Strategies, B.O.P.P.P.S

Working with groups:
An opportunity to learn about different group organizational structures. Examine the benefits and challenges when you introduce participatory activities into your classes.

PowerPoint, Effective Presentations:
Examine some do’s and don’t of effective PowerPoint presentations.

Setting up your own Blog:
Using WordPress; here is an opportunity to set up your own blog. Please bring your laptop with you.

Classroom Discussions:
This workshop offers some practical suggestions for improving the participation in classroom discussions. It also touches on the importance of asking higher level thinking questions.

Effective Teaching Strategies, B.O.P.P.P.S.
Many different templates exist for planning lessons but one that is commonly used on BC campuses is the B.O.P.P.P.S. model developed in 1978 by Douglas Kerr, and used extensively in the Instructional Skills Workshops offered around the province.
This model consists of 6 parts:
Bridge-in – Objectives – Pre-test – Participatory Learning – Post-test – Summary



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