Math TA Training Program

Affiliation

Name: Shirin Malekpour
SCID: College of Letters & Science
Department: Mathematics
Course Name: Math TA Training ProgramCourse Objectives:
CO1: Learn and perform administrative tasks related to teaching;
CO2: Plan and create in class activities that are learning centered;
CO3: Lead learning centered classes; ask meaningful leading questions;
CO4: Create and grade both formative and summative assessments;
CO5: Be aware of inclusive teaching practices for all learners;
CO6: Learn how to reflect on feedback about one’s teaching and use it to create an action plan.
CO7: Create learning paths to become a better teacher and learn to construct knowledge about teaching.Course Units:
CU1: Administrative task related to teaching
CU2: How we learn, a student’s perspective
CU3: Active learning strategies
CU4: Creating assessments and grading
CU5: Inclusive teaching
CU6: Reflection and processing feedback

Unit Objectives:
UNIT TITLE: REFLECTION AND PROCESSING FEEDBACK
LEARN HOW TO REFLECT ON FEEDBACK ABOUT ONE’S TEACHING AND USE IT TO CREATE AN ACTION PLAN

UO1: Understand and implement the procedures and best practices for administrating online teaching evaluations
UO2: Understand processes of the departmental teaching evaluations and what the different parts of an evaluation packet are
UO3: Classify feedback gotten about teaching into actionable categories and create a plan for future teaching
UO4: Create a tool to get early feedback about teaching from students
UO5: Develop a teaching portfolio

Activity One

Activity:
Description: Guidelines for teaching evaluation distribution
Modality: Online
Activity Sequence: Pre-Class
Required Knowledge: NA
Time on Task: 15 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO1
Horton Type: Absorb
Bloom’s Level: Knowledge and understand
Evidence: Student response rates on evaluations
Pedagogical Role: Understand the steps involved
Social Role: NA
Managerial Role: NA
Technical Role: Graduate Coordinator (and aefis liaison) and instructor

Activity Two

Activity:
Description: How CTAPP works?
Modality: Online
Activity Sequence: Pre-class
Required Knowledg: NA
Time on Task: 30 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO2
Horton Type: Absorb
Bloom’s Level: Knowledge and understand
Evidence: Online quiz
Pedagogical Role: Understanding of the procedures and documents
Social Role: NA
Managerial Role: NA
Technical Role: Instructor

Activity Three

Activity:
Description:Reading and categorizing student comments (I)
Modality: Online
Activity Sequence: Pre-Class
Required Knowledge: NA
Time on Task: 30 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO3
Horton Type: Absorb/Do
Bloom’s Level: Understand/Analyze
Evidence: Online Quiz
Pedagogical Role: Get familiar with different types of comments
Social Role: NA
Managerial Role: NA
Technical Role: Instructor

Activity Four

Activity:
Description: Reading and categorizing student comments (II)
Modality: Face to face
Activity Sequence: In class
Required Knowledge: Reading and categorizing student comments (I)
Time on Task: 45 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO3
Horton Type: Do
Bloom’s Level: Apply, Analyze and Evaluate
Evidence: Group discussion and application to one’s own teaching evaluation
Pedagogical Role: Provide feedback
Social Role: Cultivate discussion and participation
Managerial Role: Complete assignment
Technical Role: NA

Activity Five

Activity:
Description:Early Feedback Questionnaire
Modality: Face to face
Activity Sequence: In-Class
Required Knowledge: NA
Time on Task: 30 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO4
Horton Type: Absorb/Do
Bloom’s Level: Understand/Apply
Evidence: Create a questionnaire for to get early feedback from students
Pedagogical Role: Provide feedback
Social Role: Cultivate discussion and participation
Managerial Role: Complete assignment
Technical Role: NA

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