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- Rethinking Course Design
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- Linguistically Responsive Classrooms Instructors Series (LRCIS) returns for a second year
- Blended learning: spotlight on SFU’s newest course designation
- A one-stop teaching resource for TAs now launched: introducing the TA Hub
- Healing from Racism Journey's first year comes to a close
- Inviting TAs to share their teaching strategies
- 32nd National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Teaching and learning with chat tools
- Learning from remote instruction
- Lecture recording and AV support for in-person instruction
- 813,000 Zoom meetings: How IT Services handled the move to remote instruction
- National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Reflections on Inclusion in the Classroom Week
- Welcome to your new Zoom classroom
- Kevin Lam: “Students appreciate every little thing we do that shows that we care”
- Sheri Fabian: “I embraced a flexible approach”
- Sarah Johnson: “The biggest change I made was to switch to asynchronous delivery”
- Nicky Didicher: “I’m finding my job less exhilarating”
- Mark Lechner: “You have to be OK with things going sideways”
- Nienke van Houten: “They really valued my clear and upfront approach”
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments
- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- CPUTL: A graduate student describes her experience
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International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Program
The International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Program is designed for teaching assistants (TAs) and international graduate students who speak English as an additional language and/or are new to a North American university setting.
The Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) offers targeted support to help international graduate students acclimatize to SFU’s academic setting, including workshops and resources. We provide practical tips and strategies to support you in your teaching role, as well as useful language for facilitation in classes and labs.
We offer you free online and face-to-face workshops, online resources through Canvas, and individual one-on-one consultations that can help you as an ITA improve your teaching skills. In addition, we provide more general support for teaching assistants for online, blended and face-to-face teaching contexts.
Teaching Squares | Fall 2022 ITA Opportunity
Looking to improve your teaching practice and connect with other international teaching assistants?
Take part in the Centre for Educational Excellence’s ITA Teaching Squares this fall!
A teaching square uses peer-based classroom observation and group reflection to help instructors improve the planning and delivery of lessons.
- Open to international graduate students who have a Fall 2022 TA assignment.
- September 29–November 10
- Time committment is approximately 10 hours
- Location is determined by you! Participant teaching schedules and availability will determine which campus(es) will host Teaching Squares.
Registration is now closed.
Canvas online resources
- ITA Teaching Guide
This ITA Canvas resource has been designed as an introduction to your position as a graduate teaching assistant or tutor-marker at SFU. It will help you better understand your roles and responsibilities and how to find support for yourself and your undergraduate students, as well as how to find more training as you begin your teaching position.
- Pre-arrival International TA Guide
This Canvas resource has been designed for graduate students who have not yet begun their SFU learning and teaching journey and would like an introduction to a position as a graduate teaching assistant or tutor-marker (TM).
- TA Hub
The TA Hub is a virtual resource created to help SFU TAs strengthen their teaching, leadership and interpersonal skills. The TA Hub combines online and in-person modules to help prepare all SFU TAs for their important roles supporting undergraduate students.
- Individual consultations (online or in-person)
Do you have a context-specific question related to your TA teaching at SFU? Contact our ITA mentor, Amanda Wallace, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a one-to-one consultation and individual teaching support throughout the term.
- General questions
If you have a general question or request, click on the blue “How Can We Help You?” button at the bottom of your screen or contact CEE’s ITA team directly, also at email@example.com.
Finally, don’t forget to take a look at the many teaching resources available throughout this website!