Spring 2021 PIE University-Wide Teaching Training Workshop/Orientation
This year's annual spring PIE Teaching Training Workshop/TA Orientation 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 PIE TA Orientation/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: http://bit.ly/SP21-PIE-TEACHING-TRAINING .
View the Conference Agenda Here: 2021 PIE Conference Agenda
This annual Spring PIE Teaching Training/Orientation 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 online PIE TA Orientation/Training is a 2-step process - attendees should self-register for both here: http://bit.ly/SP21-PIE-TEACHING-TRAINING
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).
Fall University-wide TA Orientations
Note: The PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference for this Fall 2020 will be delivered online via an asynchronous Canvas site AND multiple synchronous Zoom sessions. The Canvas site materials will be offered asynchronously, and expected to be completed prior to the synchronous Zoom session on 8/19 & 8/20/20.
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.
Fall 2020 PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 & 20, 2020*(dates for Zoom sessions only-see details below)
See details and registration link below!
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 (and new graduate students who do not yet hold a TA position but will do so in the future)
- Any graduate student interested in teaching, or who will hold a TA position in the future
- Returning graduate student TAs who wish to improve their teaching
- Post Docs interested in teaching
- Faculty and staff are also welcome
Where: Canvas Online Modules and Zoom Virtual Sessions
When: Zoom Sessions will occur on Wednesday and Thursday, August 19 & 20, 2020 - please see detailed agenda below for Zoom session times each day.
*Registration is now open for both asynchronous Canvas training, and synchronous Zoom sessions: https://bit.ly/PIE-Fall20-Online-Teaching-Orientation
- This Fall 2020 PIE Orientation/Conference 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. Day 2 of the conference focuses on topics especially helpful if your TA assignment includes providing the primary instruction for the course. 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 training sessions.
**You will note on the agenda provided below that “day 1” includes both the Canvas portions expected to completed by 8/16, and the Zoom sessions to be held on Wed. 8/19 for “day 1” requirements. Likewise, “day 2” includes both the Canvas modules that are required to be completed by 8/16, and the Zoom sessions to be held on Thurs. 8/20 for “day 2” requirements.
For our Conference Booklets from previous years see below: