LFS Faculty & TA Remote Teaching Boot Camp (Jan 4-8)

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Happy New Year LFS Teaching Assistants,

As we begin preparing for the academic term, we’d like to bring your attention to The Learning Centre’s Faculty & TA Remote Teaching Boot Camp happening this week. This event would be particularly useful forfirst time TAs or TAs new to remote teaching:
Faculty & TA Remote Teaching Boot Camp (Jan 4-8)
The Learning Centre is offering a wealth of resources, discussions, and opportunities to connect for all teaching staff including faculty and TAs. Sessions will be delivered in a Lunch & Learn style on topics including:
  • Mon, Jan 4( 12-1 PM): Home setup
  • Tue, Jan 5 (12-1 PM): Accessibility
  • Wed, Jan 6 (12-1 PM): Course organization
  • Thu, Jan 7 (12-1 PM): Course community
  • Fri, Jan 8 (12-1 PM): Remote tests
Each session is preceded by a morning social (10-11 AM). For more information and to register, please visit:
Additional resources pertaining to the LFS TA Training Program will be disseminated throughout this month.
Best wishes for your 2021 teaching assistantships from your TA Coordinators.

Lennie and Tebby
TA Training Program Coordinators

For more information email lennie.cheung@ubc.ca or tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca

Teaching Assistant (TA) needed for W2 FNH 480 001: Dietetic Professional Practice III

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One teaching assistant is needed from January to April 2021. The TA will assist primarily with logistical communication (with community members and students) related to course assignments and events, organizing breakout rooms and moderating the Zoom chat during class (Wednesdays 1-4pm), and other similar tasks as required. No marking is required in this role.

Estimated 5-10 hours of work per week (at the higher end in the start of the semester with less time per week after Reading Week), for a total of 100 hours.

Eligibility/Qualifications:

  • Must be available Wednesday afternoons 12:45-4pm
  • Effective & professional written and oral communication skills
  • 4th year undergraduate or graduate student
  • Experience with Canvas and Zoom features
  • Experience with dieticians/dietetics preferred, but not required

Please email the course instructor Anna Brisco with a short introduction explaining your interest in the position.

Anna Brisco, RD
(they, them pronouns)
Adjunct Professor – UBC Dietetics
M
.Ed student – Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (OISE, Toronto)

anna.brisco.rd@gmail.com

I am writing to you from the unceded territories of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).

Learn more from https://native-land.ca/

APBI 322 001 Term 2: Horticultural Techniques – GAA/UAA and/or TA positions open

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1) GAA (Graduate Academic Assistant) or UAA (Undergraduate Academic Assistant) for APBI 322 001 T2: Horticultural Techniques  

Seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist with the transition of APBI 322 – Horticultural Techniques to an online format. Some of the tasks the successful candidate will be responsible for include helping to film and edit short instructional videos and possibly (local) field trips; assisting with organizing online learning modules in Canvas; and creating Canvas quizzes and potentially other similar tasks as required. This position is up to 25 hrs/week from ASAP until Mid-January 2021(for a maximum of 192 hours). Experience with basic video editing techniques and Canvas are required. Please email the course instructor Allison McCabe at amccab02@mail.ubc.ca for more information.

2) Teaching Assistants (TA’s) for APBI 322 001 T2: Horticultural Techniques

Teaching assistants needed for APBI 322: Horticultural Techniques from January to April 2021.TA’s will assist primarily with marking and moderating the Zoom chat during lectures. A background in horticulture or botany is preferred, the course covers a wide range of horticultural techniques and their scientific underpinnings. Please email the course instructor Allison McCabe at amccab02@mail.ubc.ca for more information.

 

Allison McCabe  MLWS, ATAg (She, Her, Hers)
Sessional Lecturer
Land and Food Systems | Applied Biology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 250 895 1236
amccab02@mail.ubc.ca

Invitation: Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop: November 4th (12:00pm-2:00pm)

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Hi LFS Teaching Assistant,

We hope you are doing great and that the term is going well. As part of the faculty’s on-going support for your development, mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop 

Are you preparing for midterms, assignments or end of term exams? We are inviting you to a Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop to help support you in

  1. providing consistent, fair, and constructive feedback to your learners.

During the session participants will also:

2. practice providing constructive and positive feedback to learners.

Below are the event details:

WHEN: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

TIME: 12pm-2pm

WHERE: Virtual (a link will be provided at a later date)

Please RSVP here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9n4LxtDvCKYyiUJ

Best Regards,

 

Lennie and Tebby

TA Training Program Coordinators

For more information email lennie.cheung@ubc.ca or tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca

Reserved seats for LFS Graduate Students at ISWs

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Dear LFS TAs,

The LFS TA Training Program has secured 6 spots for the very popular Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). These workshops usually have very long waitlists and are difficult to get into. Spanning multiple dates, this year’s offerings have been updated for online delivery. Currently scheduled ISWs are listed on the information page linked, and at least 6 more will be scheduled Jan-Mar 2021.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in claiming a reserved seat using the form below:
https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PLsNSwNDKXjJrv
If there are reserved seats available, we will contact you within a few days.

 

Best regards,
Tebby (tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca)

Lennie (lennie.cheung@ubc.ca)
LFS TA Coordinators

 

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop

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Hi LFS Teaching Assistant,

We hope you are doing great and that the term is going well. As part of the faculty’s on-going support for your development, mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop

Are you preparing for midterms, assignments or end of term exams? We are inviting you to a Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop to help support you in:

i) providing consistent, fair, and constructive feedback to your learners. During the session participants will also
ii) practice providing constructive and positive feedback to learners.

Below are the event details: 

WHEN: 4th November 2020
TIME: 12pm-2pm
WHERE: Virtual (a link will be provided at a later date)

Please RSVP here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9n4LxtDvCKYyiUJ
Best Regards,

Lennie and Tebby
TA Training Program Coordinators
lennie.cheung@ubc.ca
tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca

REMINDER INVITATION: Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop: October 15th (10:00am-12:00pm)

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Hi LFS Teaching Assistant,

We hope you are doing great and that the term is going well. As part of the faculty’s on-going support for your development, mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop 

Are you preparing for midterms, assignments or end of term exams? We are inviting you to a Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop to help support you in:

  1. providing consistent, fair, and constructive feedback to your learners. During the session participants will also
  2. practice providing constructive and positive feedback to learners.

Below are the event details:

WHEN: 15th October 2020

TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00PM

WHERE: Virtual ( a link will be provided at a later date)

 

Please RSVP here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eS81Dpxs910cKqN

Best Regards,
Lennie and Tebby
TA Training Program Coordinators

lennie.cheung@ubc.ca
tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop 

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Hi LFS Teaching Assistant, 

We hope you are doing great and that the term is going well. As part of the faculty’s on-going support for your development, mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop 

Are you preparing for midterms, assignments or end of term exams? We are inviting you to a Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop to help support you in

i) providing consistent, fair, and constructive feedback to your learners. During the session participants will also

ii) practice providing constructive and positive feedback to learners.

Below are the event details:

WHEN: 15th October 2020

TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00PM

WHERE: Virtual ( a link will be provided at a later date)

Please RSVP here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eS81Dpxs910cKqN

Best Regards,

Lennie and Tebby
TA Training Program Coordinators

lennie.cheung@ubc.ca

tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca

LFS TA Community of Practice Virtual Meeting, October 1, 2020

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Dear LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe and enjoying the fall semester.

Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice space is a monthly, informal virtual get-together for all TAs  primarily to learn from each other.

The purpose of the upcoming COP next week Thursday is to share and hear experiences (new and returning TAs) of online teaching assistance in the new normal. This information is critical as it provides evidence to inform and guide programming and training based on your needs.

Below are the meeting details;

WHEN: October 1, 2020

TIME: 10-11PM

WHERE: Virtual, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.

If you interested in being part of this discussion, RSVP at the link below

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ai3iM0vxfkHl48J

Looking forward to hearing from you at the Community of Practice Virtual Meeting.

Lennie and Tebby
LFS TA Training Program Coordinators

lennie.cheung@ubc.ca
tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca