TA Training Facilitator
In 2016, I served as a Facilitator for the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) Teaching Assistant Orientation Program. I co-led the sessions on Introduction to Teaching and Learning, which focused on empowering new TA’s with the tools they need for a successful first teaching experience at OSU.
The “cirriculum” we developed for this two day orientation is linked below. It was largely designed by UCAT, with some customization on the part of me and my cross-disciplinary teaching partner Saskia Richter.
- Day 1
- Your Teaching Identity
- Knowing Your Students
- Teaching in the Lab+Recitation Context
- Setting Effective Classroom Expectations
- Day 2
- The Theoretical Relationship Between Teaching and Learning
- Implementing and Managing Teaching Methods
- Obtaining and Using Feedback
- Practice Teaching
During my graduate and undergraduate careers, I have served as a teaching assistant in physics and in astronomy. A complete list of courses I have graded or TA-d for can be found below.
List of Courses
- SP 2016–“Astronomy 1143: Cosmology, History of the Universe”–Professor Kochanek, Professor Terndrup, The Ohio State University
- FL 2015–“Physics 1251: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics”–Professor Kawakami, Professor Johnston-Halperin, The Ohio State University
- SP 2014–“Physics 126: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology”–Professor Claude Bernard, Washington University in St. Louis
- FL 2013–“Physics 125: Solar System Astronomy”–Professor Henric Krawczynski, Washington University in St. Louis