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Orientation

Fall 2017 ITA Orientation

Monday, August 14, 2017 – Thursday, August 17, 2017

Orientation:

Room 122, ROWE Center for Undergraduate Education (ROWE)

Microteaching Test:

Room 318, ROWE Center for Undergraduate Education (ROWE)

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Please Note: This orientation is for prospective international TAs who have not met the UConn English Proficiency Requirement and have never taught in the U.S.

International TAs who are coming to UConn after having taught at another U.S. institution should submit written evidence of the TA position to the UCAELI office.   English proficiency can be certified based on previous TA experience, but the student is still required to attend the UConn ITA orientation.

ITA Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 14, 2017

Time

Event

Room

9:00am – 9:30am Registration ROWE 122
9:30am – 10:00am Ice Breakers with UConn Teaching Assistant Mentors and undergrads ROWE 122
10:00am – 11:00pm Rotating Panel Discussion (small groups): Who are the students? What do students expect? Cross-cultural classroom issues ROWE 122
11:00an – 12:00pm The First Day of Teaching-discussion and practice session with undergraduates ROWE 122
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm Evaluating your teaching, Asking for feedback ROWE 122
2:00pm – 3:00pm Overview of the microteaching test, video examples, practice session with feedback ROWE 122

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Time

Event

Room

9:00am – 11:30am Microteaching Testing (Chemistry) ROWE 318
1:00pm – 3:00pm Microteaching Testing (Chemistry) ROWE 318

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time

Event

Room

9:00am – 11:30am Microteaching Testing ROWE 318
1:00pm – 3:00pm Microteaching Testing ROWE 318

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time

Event

Room

9:00am – 11:30am Microteaching Testing ROWE 318
1:00pm – 3:00pm Microteaching Testing ROWE 318

Friday, August 18, 2017

Time

Event

Room

5:00pm Microteaching test results sent to departments and students ROWE 218
Microteaching results will be sent to departments and students no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017