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International Teaching Assistant Community of Practice
December 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is collaborating with doctoral candidates, Andrea Mercado and Ming-Tso Chien to provide international teaching assistants (ITAs) with a Community of Practice, designed for those who are primarily non-native speakers of English with little to no prior teaching experience and who want to improve their teaching. This community will meet four times throughout the fall 2018 semester to discuss the challenges they encounter in the classroom and to support each other by brainstorming strategies for culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning.
Some potential topics that will be explored in these four meetings include:
- a panel discussion on facilities and services useful for teaching,
- a workshop on public speaking skills for teaching,
- a dialogue on cross-cultural teaching,
- a group discussion on sustained peer support.
In order to facilitate peer support and to build a community, participants should commit to taking part in all four meetings.
Dates: Oct. 4; Oct. 18; Nov. 1; Dec. 6
Time: 12:00~1:30 pm (lunch will be provided)
Location: Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Fernald Hall 102
Andrea Mercado is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of education and facilitation of professional development.
Ming-Tso Chien is a doctoral candidate in Literacy Education. He has taught courses in multicultural education, language and literacy development, and methods for teaching English as a second language. His research interests include culturally-responsive pedagogy, school-family-community connections, family language and literacy practices, and teacher action research.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.