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Teaching@UW: Strategies for TAs

Welcome TAs!

The Center for Teaching & Learning is thrilled to welcome new TAs to the UW teaching community. This page includes information about CTL’s annual Teaching@UW program and teaching resources. 

2023-2024 Program

Our annual “Teaching@UW: Strategies for TAs” program has two components to support new TAs in their teaching journey:

Teaching@UW:Strategies for TAs

Monday, Sept 18, 2023

9:00-10:30 AM

This 90-minute synchronous Zoom workshop features a panel of TAs, faculty members, and CTL colleagues sharing specific strategies and answering common TA questions. The workshop will be recorded and posted online for TAs who are unable to attend, do not yet have a UW NetID, or who do not begin their TA-ship until Winter or Spring quarters. 

Registration for the program will be available in mid-June. Check back to this page then for the registration link.

This site will include interactive modules on:

  • Inclusive teaching
  • Active learning
  • Accessibility
  • Aligning lecture and section content (for quiz sections)
  • Backward course design (for those who teach as the sole instructor)
  • Teaching the first day of class
  • Preparing for challenging moments
  • Fostering students’ mental health and well-being
  • Resources for International TAs*

Is this required? 

Some departments may require TAs to participate in one or both of these opportunities. TAs can check in with their department coordinator to find out about any requirements and deadlines.

*International TAs for whom English is an additional language can fulfill part 3 of Graduate School Policy 5.2 by completing the “Resources for international TAs” Canvas module. TAs should check in with their department coordinators to see if and by when they must complete this module.

Want to learn more?

The Center for Teaching & Learning has a plethora of teaching resources available online. From preparing to teach the first class to building inclusive teaching practices, we offer practical strategies for TAs looking to strengthen their craft. 

Online Resources