Biannual PIE Teaching Conference (Mandatory TA Training)


Biannual PIE Teaching Conference

NoteDay 1 and Day 2 of The Biannual PIE Teaching Conference for this Fall 2021 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 prior to the synchronous Zoom session on 8/18 & 8/19/21. See further details below. Registration details & link is provided below.

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

Biannual PIE Teaching Conference - Fall 2021

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 & 19, 2021*(dates for Zoom sessions only-see details below)

See details and registration information below!

To view the conference agenda, click here.

The event this year will once again be held fully online due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns.

  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 Wed. 8/18/21 (Zoom sessions on Wed. 8/18: 9am-11:30am, AND 2pm-3:30pm - 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 Thurs. 8/19/21. (Zoom sessions on Thurs. 8/19: 9am-12:30pm - ALL Zoom 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. 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.
  • Category 5 TA Training is new this Fall 2021, and will be provided remotely during the first week of fall 2021 semester. Registration details will be posted here by early August, 2021.

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


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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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