Biannual PIE Teaching Conference & Category 5 TA Training (Mandatory TA Training)


Biannual PIE Teaching Conference

Note: The PIE Basics of Teaching course is an optional professional development course and is NOT the mandatory TA training, officially named the Biannual PIE Teaching Conference. 

Our next iteration of the Biannual PIE Teaching Conference will occur in Fall 2022.

Day 1 and Day 2 of The Biannual PIE Teaching Conference for this Fall 2022 will each be delivered online via an asynchronous Canvas site AND multiple synchronous Zoom sessions.  The Canvas site materials for both Day 1, and Day 2, will be offered asynchronously, and expected to be completed by 11:59 PM, 8/15/22. See further details below. Registration details & link is provided below.

The Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) sponsors University-wide graduate student teaching assistant orientations/Teaching Conferences each fall and spring semester. During these orientations/conferences, graduate students are introduced to FSU teaching resources, policies, and best practices for teaching and learning. The PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference satisfies the required graduate student TA policy training according to FSU's University-wide TA Standards.

Save the dates! Biannual PIE Teaching Conference - Fall 2022

Registration is now available - please carefully read the information below

Update: The Canvas site is now live! Read through the instructions below to locate the self-enrollment link if you missed the launch email. 

Download the Fall 2022 Biannual PIE Teaching Conference Agenda Here!

The event this year will once again be held fully online.

  1. BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ & UNDERSTAND ALL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS BELOW!! If you have questions or do not fully understand what training you are required to complete, please contact your academic department. Academic departments may contact the Program for Instructional Excellence at: PIE-Info@fsu.edu. Failure to understand requirements will not count as an acceptable reason for not completing required TA training.
  2. This training satisfies the required graduate student TA policy training, as determined by University-wide TA Standards.
  • Day 1 of the conference covers policies and practices essential for all TAs & Teaching Postdocs.

  • Day 1 training REQUIRES completion of asynchronous portions of the Canvas site clearly marked as DAY 1 requirements (due 11:59 PM, Mon., 8/15/22) PLUS ALL synchronous ZOOM sessions on Wed. 8/17/22 Zoom session details will be available in the Canvas-based portion of the Conference, which will open in Summer 2022.

  • Attendance for Zoom sessions is required for the duration of ALL sessions required; You will not receive credit for Zoom Day 1 if you arrive late, leave early, or skip sessions. 


  • Day 2 of the conference focuses on topics especially helpful if your TA or Postdoc assignment includes providing the primary instruction for the course.
    Day 2 training REQUIRES completion of asynchronous portions of the Canvas site clearly marked as DAY 2 requirements (due 11:59 PM, Mon., 8/15/22) PLUS ALL synchronous ZOOM sessions on Thurs. 8/18/22. Zoom session details will be available in the Canvas-based portion of the Conference, which will open in Summer 2022.
  • Attendance for Zoom sessions is required for the duration of ALL sessions required for your position; You will not receive credit for Zoom Day 2 if you arrive late, leave early, or skip sessions.
     
    If you are unsure if you are required to complete both days, please contact your academic department. However anyone at FSU is welcome to complete all of the trainings sessions.
     
    NOTE: This training is not the same as the Category 5 TA training, which is for graduate students who will be appointed as a "Category 5" TA and assisting with graduate-level courses. Consult with your department to determine if you need to complete this training, the Category 5 TA training, or both Category 5 AND Day 1 and Day 2 training sessions.
 
  • It is the registrants' responsibility to regularly monitor the email address provided in the registration survey for updates and details sent from PIE. Please use your FSU email address for all PIE training purposes--including signing up for Zoom sessions. 
  • The due date for the Canvas portion of the Conference is 11:59 PM, 8/15/22. 
  • The Canvas is now live; see the information at the bottom of these instructions. It is the trainee's responsibility to click the self-enrollment link and enroll themselves into the training site. 
  • Registration link for the Fall 2022 PIE Biannual Teaching Conference: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hmPUNTHdosVOjc

PIE’s Biannual Teaching Conference includes sessions that provide graduate students (and all participants) with teaching policy training requirements as stated in the current University-wide TA Standards along with best practices in grading, communicating with students, encouraging active learning and critical thinking, creating inclusive and equitable learning environments, 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 Canvas features essential to their role as a TA, communicate effectively with students, and provide productive, inclusive and equitable student feedback.

Who should attend?

  • New graduate student TAs – a graduate student CANNOT hold a TA position UNLESS that student satisfies the University-wide TA Standards, so be sure to review these carefully!
  • New graduate students who do not yet hold a TA assignment, but will likely do so in the future
  • Returning graduate students who have never attended PIE or a departmental equivalent, but who may teach in the future are also encouraged to attend
  • Post Docs
  • Faculty and staff are also welcome!

Where: Online (consisting of two portions for both Day 1 and Day 2 of required training: one portion of each Day's training is provided asynchronously via Canvas, and the other portion of this training is provided synchronously via Zoom)

When: See details above.

The PIE Program will provide the Biannual Teaching Conference and the Category 5 TA Training in both spring and fall semesters, but NOT in summer semesters. Please plan accordingly.

THE CANVAS SITE FOR THE FALL 2022 BIANNUAL PIE TEACHING CONFERENCE IS NOW LIVE! IF YOU MISSED THE SITE LAUNCH EMAIL, YOU CAN ENROLL YOURSELF INTO THE CANVAS SITE VIA THIS LINK: HTTPS://CANVAS.FSU.EDU/ENROLL/9MFHKF


Save the Dates! Fall 2022 Category 5 TA Training

PIE’S CATEGORY 5 TA TRAINING DEADLINES (CATEGORY 5 TAS ARE Graduate students whose TA appointment includes assisting with instructor-supervised grading FOR A GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSE, OR CO-LISTED COURSE):

Update: The Canvas site is now live! Read through the instructions below to locate the self-enrollment link if you missed the launch email.

Registration:

  • All Category 5 TAs must register to attend this asynchronous Canvas-based training here: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UE5S03idWKCMnA
    • The Canvas site for the Category 5 training is now live; see the information at the bottom of these instructions. It is the trainee's responsibility to enroll themselves into the Canvas course. 
    • It is the responsibility of the registrant to regularly check that email address for training updates and details.
    • Please use your FSU email for all PIE training purposes. 

Completion Deadline:

  • Graduate students are required to complete this asynchronous Canvas PIE Category 5 TA Training by a firm deadline of 11:59 PM, Friday, 8/19/22. Trainees are encouraged to complete it sooner, if desired; all content is entirely asynchronous. 
    • Any graduate student that has not successfully completed the PIE Category 5 TA Training will not be allowed to be appointed as a Category 5 TA. (Note: Category 5 TAs also must have completed day 1 and day 2 of the Biannual PIE Teaching Conference either in any previous semester, or in Fall 2022.)
  • The PIE Program will provide the Biannual Teaching Conference and the Category 5 TA Training in both spring and fall semesters, but NOT in summer semesters. Please plan accordingly.

THE FALL 2022 CATEGORY 5 TA TRAINING SITE IS NOW LIVE! IF YOU MISSED THE SITE LAUNCH EMAIL, YOU CAN ENROLL YOURSELF INTO THE CANVAS SITE VIA THIS LINK: HTTPS://CANVAS.FSU.EDU/ENROLL/ATNMNB


(Concluded) Biannual PIE Teaching Conference - Spring 2022

See details and registration information below!

 

The event this year will once again be held fully online.

  1. BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ & UNDERSTAND ALL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS BELOW!! If you have questions or do not fully understand what training you are required to complete, please contact your academic department. Academic departments may contact the Program for Instructional Excellence at: PIE-Info@fsu.edu. Failure to understand requirements will not count as an acceptable reason for not completing required TA training.
  2. This training satisfies the required graduate student TA policy training, as determined by University-wide TA Standards.
  • Day 1 of the conference covers policies and practices essential for all TAs & Teaching Postdocs.

  • Day 1 training REQUIRES completion of asynchronous portions of the Canvas site clearly marked as DAY 1 requirements PLUS ALL synchronous ZOOM sessions on Mon. 1/3/22 (Zoom session details will be available in the Canvas-based portion of the Conference, which will open by 12/1/21 - Attendance for Zoom sessions is required for the duration of ALL sessions required)


  • Day 2 of the conference focuses on topics especially helpful if your TA or Postdoc assignment includes providing the primary instruction for the course.
    Day 2 training REQUIRES completion of asynchronous portions of the Canvas site clearly marked as DAY 2 requirements PLUS ALL synchronous ZOOM sessions on Tues. 1/4/22. (Zoom session details will be available in the Canvas-based portion of the Conference, which will open by 12/1/21 - Attendance for Zoom sessions is required for the duration of ALL sessions required)
     
    If you are unsure if you are required to complete both days, please contact your academic department. However anyone at FSU is welcome to complete all of the trainings sessions.
     
    NOTE: This training is not the same as the Category 5 TA training, which is for graduate students who will be appointed as a "Category 5" TA and assisting with graduate-level courses. Consult with your department to determine if you need to complete this training, the Category 5 TA training, or both Category 5 AND Day 1 and Day 2 training sessions.
  • It is the registrants' responsibility to regularly monitor the email address provided in the registration survey for updates and details sent from PIE.
  • The due date for the Canvas portion of the Conference is 1/2/22.
  • The Canvas site is now live! Self-enroll into it here: Canvas site closed 
  • Registration link for the Spring 2022 PIE Biannual Teaching Conference: Registration Closed

PIE’s Teaching Conference includes sessions that provide graduate students (and all participants) with teaching policy training requirements as stated in the current University-wide TA Standards along with best practices in grading, communicating with students, encouraging active learning and critical thinking, creating inclusive and equitable learning environments, 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 Canvas features essential to their role as a TA, communicate effectively with students, and provide productive, inclusive and equitable student feedback.

Who should attend?

  • New graduate student TAs – a graduate student CANNOT hold a TA position UNLESS that student satisfies the University-wide TA Standards, so be sure to review these carefully!
  • New graduate students who do not yet hold a TA assignment, but will likely do so in the future
  • Returning graduate students who have never attended PIE or a departmental equivalent, but who may teach in the future are also encouraged to attend
  • Post Docs
  • Faculty and staff are also welcome!

Where: Online (consisting of two portions for both Day 1 and Day 2 of required training: one portion of each Day's training is provided asynchronously via Canvas, and the other portion of this training is provided synchronously via Zoom)

When: See details above.

 Registration is closed


(Concluded) Spring 2022 Category 5 TA Training

PIE’S CATEGORY 5 TA TRAINING DEADLINES (CATEGORY 5 TAS ARE TAS THAT ASSIST FOR A GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSE, OR CO-LISTED COURSE):

 

Registration Deadline:

      • All Category 5 TAs must register to attend this asynchronous Canvas-based training here: registration closed
      • The Canvas site for the Category 5 training is now live! Self-enroll here: Canvas site closed
      • It is the responsibility of the registrant to regularly check that email address for training updates and details.

Completion Deadline:

      • Graduate students are highly encouraged to complete this asynchronous Canvas PIE Category 5 TA Training by Wednesday, 1/5/22, but absolutely MUST complete PIE’s Category 5 TA Training by Saturday, 1/8/22 (11:59pm).
      • Any graduate student that has not successfully completed the PIE Category 5 TA Training will not be allowed to be appointed as a Category 5 TA. (Note: Category 5 TAs also must have completed day 1 and day 2 of the PIE TA Training either in a previous semester, or in Spring 2022.)
  • The PIE Program will provide the Biannual Teaching Conference and the Category 5 TA Training in both spring and fall semesters, but NOT in summer semesters. Please plan accordingly.

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(Concluded) Biannual PIE Teaching Conference - Spring 2021

This year's Spring Biannual PIE Teaching Conference will be held fully online due to COVID-19 considerations - please read full details below carefully!

Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 & 17, 2020 (*synchronous Zoom sessions on these dates, asynchronous Canvas training must be completed by sunday, 12/13/20)

*The Biannual PIE Teaching Conference for this Spring 2021 will be delivered online via an asynchronous Canvas site to be completed by Sunday, 12/13 at 11:59pm., AND multiple synchronous Zoom sessions held on Wednesday, 12/16 and Thursday, 12/17, 9am-12:30pm each day. Use this self-registration link: Registration is now closed.

View the Conference Agenda Here: 2021 PIE Conference Agenda

This Spring Biannual PIE Teaching Conference includes sessions that provide graduate students and Post-Docs with teaching policy training requirements as stated in the University-wide TA Standards along with best practices in grading, communicating with students, and Canvas and technology usage. This TA training is delivered partly synchronously via Zoom, and partly online via Canvas, 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 Canvas features essential to their role as a TA, communicate effectively with students, and provide productive student feedback.

Completion of the Spring 2021 Biannual PIE Teaching Conference is a 2-step process - attendees should self-register for both here: Registration is now closed.

1. The synchronous Zoom session portion of the Spring 2021 Teaching Training/Orientation will be held Wednesday, December 16th, and Thursday, December 17th. 9am-12:30pm each day.

2. The asynchronous online portion of the Spring 2021 Teaching Policy Training/TA Orientation must be completed on Canvas by 11:59pm on Sunday, 12/13/20, prior to the synchronous Zoom training sessions.

Please Note: You need to complete ONLINE training  (including receiving 100% on each module test) by Sunday, 12/13/20 (11:59pm)...prior to the synchronous Zoom sessions that will be held on 12/16 and 12/17/2020.

This abridged workshop is primarily offered to meet the needs of new graduate students and post docs 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).

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For our Conference Booklets from previous years see below: 

spring 2021 pie ta orientation/teaching conference booklet
Spring 2021 agenda

Fall 2020 pie Agenda

Spring 2020 PIE ta orientation/teaching conference booklet
Spring 2020 agenda

FALL 2019 PIE TA ORIENTATION/TEACHING CONFERENCE BOOKLET

FALL 2019 AGENDA


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Fall 2018 PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference

The fall 2018 agenda is available here.

PLENARY SPEAKER: Dr. Arthur Raney, FSU Distinguished Teaching Professor, James E. Kirk Professor of Communication, College of Communication & Information

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Fall 2017 PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference

The Fall 2017 agenda is available here.

PLENARY SPEAKER: Dr. Lisa Scott, FSU Distinguished Teaching Professor, Teaching Faculty III, College of Communication and
Information

Click here for the Fall 2016 Booklet

 

 

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