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PLA/Grader Training Part 1: Grading, Ethics, and Responsibilities

This workshop is intended for graders, PLAs, and other types of undergraduate and graduate assistants hired to grade student work of a quantitative nature (e.g., problem sets, calculations). (Graduate TAs need not attend if they participated in the same session during the TA Training Seminar.) This training will include some mock grading, tips on grading efficiently and consistently, and discussion of case studies that address ethical and legal issues related to grading and interaction with students. 

 

PLA/Grader Training Part 2: Techniques for Teaching and Learning

This workshop is intended for graders, PLAs, and other types of undergraduate and graduate assistants hired to participate in course delivery in lectures, conferences and/or laboratory sessions. The workshop includes discussions of how courses are designed for optimal student learning, and how students learn and master course content. Participants will learn techniques for effective tutoring of individual students and groups, running conference and review sessions, facilitating group work, and teaching in diverse classrooms. 

Fall 2020 Training Schedule

All Fall PLA Training Sessions will be held virtually via ZOOM.
Individuals must register for sessions using the links provided in the table below.

Term Part Day Date Time Registration
A 1 Monday August 31 3pm- 5pm Register for PLA Part 1 8.31.20
A 2 Monday August 31 5pm - 7pm Register for PLA Part 2 8.31.20
1 Wednesday September 2 12pm - 2pm  Register for PLA Part 1 9.2.20
A 2 Wednesday  September 2 5pm - 7pm Register for PLA Part 2 9.2.20
A 1 Monday September 7 12pm - 2pm Register for PLA Part 1 9.7.20
A Monday September 7 5pm - 7pm Register for PLA Part 2 9.7.20
           
B 1 Wednesday October 21 3pm - 5pm Register for PLA Part 1 10.21.20
B 2 Wednesday October 21 5pm - 7pm Register for PLA Part 2 10.21.20
B 1 Monday November 2 12pm - 2pm Register for PLA Part 1 11.2.20
B 2 Monday November 2 5pm - 7pm Register for PLA Part 2 11.2.20