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Teaching Orientations

Graduate Student Teaching Orientation

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.

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.

Access the handbook

Graduate Student Teaching Orientation: Thursday August 25, 2022, 10am-12pm (online, on Zoom)

Includes content on developing your teaching identity, giving feedback, and UMD teaching policies and resources


Register for Graduate Student Teaching Orientation


Additional Graduate Student Teaching Support: Friday August 26, 2022, 9am-1pm (in-person, on campus)

Attend for all or part of the morning:

  • 8:30-9am: Light breakfast served
  • 9-10:45am: Your choice of workshops: Active Learning Techniques or Working with Your ELMS-Canvas Site
  • 10:45-11am: Break
  • 11am-12pm: Your choice of panel discussions: Lab TA Panel or Discussion Facilitation Panel
  • 12-1pm: Lunch
Register for Additional Graduate Student Teaching Support

TLTC New Faculty Orientation to Teaching

TLTC partners with the Office of Faculty Affairs to provide introductory information regarding teaching and the support available at the University of Maryland. Individual sessions for Departments and Colleges can also be scheduled upon request. Please email to discuss your needs.

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