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PIE is creating a new blog called Teach Talk that will feature helpful advice, articles, and personal stories from TAs around campus!

PIE invites you to submit your original content to Teach Talk

We are interested in your ideas on teaching, academic success, career development, overcoming challenges, balancing work/school, international TA perspectives, and more!

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Fall 2015 PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference

The annual fall PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference is held the Wednesday and Thursday the week prior to the first week of classes each fall. This conference includes sessions that provide graduate students with teaching policy training requirements as stated in the University-wide TA Standards  along with best practices in grading, communicating with students, encouraging critical thinking in the classroom, and Blackboard and technology usage. By the end of this training, participants will be able to explain and have procedures in place to address University policy issues related to the Academic Honor Policy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Discrimination-Sexual Harassment-Retaliation. Participants will also be equipped with strategies to help navigate use of Blackboard features essential to their role as a TA, communicate effectively with students, and provide productive student feedback.

Who should attend?

  • New graduate student TAs
  • Returning graduate student TAs who wish to improve their teaching
  • Faculty and staff are also welcome

Where: New Classroom Building (HCB 101)

When: Wednesday and Thursday, August 19 & 20, 2015

            -Wednesday 8/19/15, 9AM-4:15PM

            -Thursday 8/20/15, 8:45AM-3:40PM

Registration is closed for Fall 2015 PIE Conference.

To view the Presentation materials from the Fall 2015 PIE Teaching Conference Sessions, and instructions on how to earn a PIE Teaching Training Recognition, please enroll in our conference Blackboard website: Click here to view self-enrollment instructions for 2015 PIE Conference/TA Orientation Blackboard site .

To view the Conference program, click here.

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop Series

Come join fellow TAs and instructors discuss strategies and techniques that promote excellence in teaching and learning – bring your questions, concerns, and ideas – the pie & coffee will be provided!

These workshops also count towards the PFF and/or PFP Certificates , as well as the Advanced PIE Teaching Training Recognition .

For more information and to register to attend, visit our "PIE Coffee Hour & Workshop Series" page . Also, see our Fall 2015 PIE Workshop Flyer - and share with others/post in your department! 

We encourage pre-registration (so we can be sure to have enough pie & coffee on hand!).

*Please also note, The Office for Distance Learning (ODL) also offers workshops on teaching techniques & strategies that will assist with online teaching as well as face-to-face teaching.  To view and register for these workshops (which also count for PFF/PFP/PIE credit) visit: https://distance.fsu.edu/fall-workshop-series

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

PIE coordinates the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards (OTAA) . These awards recognize graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) for their distinguished contributions to undergraduate student learning through excellence in instruction. Recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards (OTAA) are recognized at the annual spring Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence event. Nominations for the 2014-2015 year are now closed. The nomination deadline was January 12, 2015.

Please click here to see a list of those nominated for, as well as those who received the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award!

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