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Graduate Student Orientation to Teaching

Are you a graduate student or postdoc getting ready to serve as a TA or instructor of record? The Teaching and Learning Transformation hosts an orientation for you every January and August. Each orientation consists of both an asynchronous handbook for you to access any time and live workshops, either in person or over Zoom. The handbook and live workshops cover different materials, so we recommend you engage with both.

Register for Fall 2023 Synchronous Workshops

We hope you'll join us for two live workshops this Fall. The content will be different in each session, so you are welcome to join us for both workshops or just one.

Graduate Student Orientation to Teaching

Thursday August 24th, 1-3pm (online)

Get an overview of important concepts and resources to guide your teaching.

Additional Graduate Student Teaching Support

Friday August 25th, 9am-1pm (in-person)

Take a deeper dive into some teaching concepts, and connect with fellow graduate student instructors. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please contact the TLTC if you have any questions about these events!

Read the Asynchronous Handbook

Look through this handbook any time for information on common topics for graduate instructors of record and TAs. It includes sections on understanding your responsibilities, technology support and guidance, lesson planning, and more.

Watch recorded content

Watch some of the August 2022 orientation sessions for information welcoming you to teaching at UMD and explaining some of the ways you will think about your new role as an instructor.

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