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News for Caltech TAs - Click on the ORANGE highlights for more info!

Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach (CTLO)

Almost Spring 2014 News

CTLO's Year 1 Recap:
Click here to take a look at our first year data!

 

Upcoming Events for TAs


HEADLINERS:  
WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS:
  • Head/Lead TA Network Lunch: Tuesday, April 1, Noon-1pm, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach (Bldg. 86, Room 360). This popular event helps head TAs be organized, efficient, and effective. RSVP here
  • Spring TA Training: Friday, April 4, Noon-1pm, CTLO (Bldg. 86, Room 360). Required orientation for first-time TAs. RSVP here
  • Teaching Statement Workshop - 2-Day Event: May 5 and May 12, 4-5:30pm, CTLO (Bldg. 86, Room 360). These interactive sessions will review teaching statement tips and provide an opportunity for participants to write their own teaching statements and conduct peer review. RSVP here
 
CPET SEMINARS:
The CTLO has been busy working with TAs in a variety of ways this year. Contact us at (626) 395-8427 on how we can help you with your ideas.  

Educational Outreach Opportunities:
Spring is Science Fair Season and we are recruiting volunteer judges for a number of competitions, from local elementary school efforts to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Contact Mitch Aiken (626-395- 4641) for more information.

Individual Consultations:
We can work with you individually on all aspects of being a TA, such as implementing effective teaching strategies and grading practices; conducting classroom observations and video recording with feedback; and creating and administering mid-quarter or end-of-quarter student surveys and analyzing the results.

Group Consultations:
We also work with Head TAs and groups of TAs to improve efficiency for a course. This can include CTLO-facilitated TA meetings, microteaching opportunities with feedback, effective grading practices within a group of TAs, and more.
 

Interested in helping plan the Fall 2014 Teaching Conference?


We invite you to join us for a planning lunch on Monday, April 7, Noon-1pm, CTLO (Bldg. 86, Room 360). RSVP here
 

New at CPET!

CPET Seminar Series on YouTube:

Seminar topics include best teaching practices, scientific talks, teaching statement tips, and information about outreach programs
 

Library Collection on Teaching & Learning:

This great collection provides resources for mastering teaching techniques as well as preparing teaching statements.

 
Contact CTLO
(626) 395-8427

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