PIE CALENDAR

Don't miss our next workshop or orientation! Check our calendar to get the full scoop on upcoming events. 

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JOIN OUR NEW BLOG, TEACH TALK!

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!

Click here for more information.

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 Spring 2016 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/spring-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 2015-2016 year are now closed. The nomination deadline was January 11, 2016, at 11:59pm.

Please click here to see a list of those nominated for the 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award!

 

Fall 2016 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
  • Post Docs
  • Faculty and staff are also welcome

Where: New Classroom Building (HCB 101)

When: Wednesday and Thursday, August 24 & 25, 2016

            -Wednesday 8/24/16, times tbd

            -Thursday 8/25/16, times tbd

Registration is not yet open for the Fall 2016 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 Fall 2015 Conference program, click here.

Spring PIE Teaching Training Workshop/TA Orientation

The annual spring PIE Teaching Training Workshop/TA Orientation is held the Friday of the first week of classes each spring. This workshop 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, and Blackboard and technology usage. This TA training is delivered partly face-to-face and partly online via Blackboard, the centrally supported course management system at FSU. 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), 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.

The face-to-face portion of the Spring 2016 Teaching Policy Training/TA Orientation was held Friday, January 8th, 2016, 1pm-4:30pm, in The Great Hall on the 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House. Registration for this event is now closed. For the face-to-face training agenda, please click here .

Please Note: You need to complete ONLINE training prior to this Workshop/Orientation if you are required to complete the University-wide TA policy trainings in FERPA, FSU Academic Honor Policy, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, and American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please consult your academic department for any questions regarding if you are required to complete these trainings through PIE. Email us at: pie-info@fsu.edu to request to be enrolled in these online trainings!!

This abridged workshop is primarily offered to meet the needs of new graduate students who will be teaching in the spring or summer and others who were unable to attend the annual fall PIE teaching conference because of exceptional, circumstances that have been documented by the graduate student's academic department (or the department that is appointing the student as a TA).

Upcoming Events

February

26

PIE: Go Big or Go Home: Activities for Large Classrooms

3:30pm - Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

March

23

PIE: Effective Communication in the Sciences

3:30pm - Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

April

5

PIE: Creating Student-Centered Learning Environments

3:30pm - Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House