Dear Term 1 LFS TA’s!
Mark your calendars as the LFS TA Training Orientation is fast approaching! If you will be TA’ing in LFS in any capacity in the 2018/2019 academic year this training will provide all the information, connections, and expectations for you to succeed in your role.
Date: Wednesday, September 5th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in AGORA basement – MacMillan Building.
***Beverages and lunch will be provided***
At the orientation, you will become familiar with:
- Key resources to help you build your teaching skills
- People and policies relevant to your role as a TA
- The expectations of you as a TAand what you can expect
Please register before September 5th by filling out this Google Form.
Bring your laptops or tablets with a copy of the TA Orientation Handbook (attached). In an effort to conserve paper we will not be printing handbooks this year. You can also find the handbook online at the LFS TA Blog Portal.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with either Colin or Jun.
Colin Dring & Jun Obayashi
Teaching Assistant Training Coordinators | Land and Food Systems
Problem-based Learning (PBL) Workshop for TAs in LFS
Problem based learning (PBL) is a technique that prompts groups of students to carefully analyse a problem to determine what they need to start solving the problem. It requires a different skillset from ‘normal’ TAing.
Come join us for a morning to find out what PBL is, what makes it unique, and how you can succeed in serving as a TA in a PBL course.
While the workshop is designed to support TAs in PBL, all TAs are welcome to participate to enhance your teaching skill in learner-centered environment.
The workshop will be on Friday, September 7, from 9:30 am to 12:20 pm, in FNH Room 300. Registration is required. Please let us know your name, TA experience, and your goals for this workshop by completing this registration form.
you have any question about this workshop, please contact LFS Education Consultant, Judy Chan, at
Call for Applications for Teaching Assistant
|Course No.: FRST 110 – Term 1||Instructor: Fernanda Tomaselli|
|Course Name: Land One: First year Integrative Seminar||Total No. Required: 1 GTA|
· A degree in forestry, land and food systems, conservation, resource management or a related field with an emphasis on/or interest in social dimensions
· General understanding of forestry, food and sustainability issues in different geographic contexts
· Good writing and editing skills
· Good inter-personal skills
· Experience with marking and providing feedback is an asset
|Description of General Nature of Duties:
· Marking of essay assignments throughout the term
· Coordinating student blog and other feedback via Canvas
· Grading short quizzes
· Coordinating and participating in two field trips
· Assist in other general duties
|Hours Allotted: 6 hours/week for 16 weeks
If interested in applying email the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org