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MAE 495 - Fall 2010

MAE495: TA Training Seminar
TA consultant (TAC): Herrick Chang
TAC advisor: Prof. Adrienne Lavine
Class: Boelter 5420
Office Hours: By Appointment, Boelter 1540
Email: herrick(at)seas.ucla.edu

The primary objective of this course is, through discussion, micro-teaching, and peer/self evaluation, to improve our teaching skills. For the most part, this class is not a lecture course. We all have to take part in helping each other fine tune our skills. A secondary objective is to get an idea of the resources that are available for a TA on campus.

SYLLABUS

Syllabus

Requirements

  • Attendance: No more than 1 missed classes (unless  it’s important of course)
  • You will be video-taped lecturing a technical topic and evaluated
  • Visit a fellow TA’s discussion section and write about what you take away from it.
  • 5-minute Impromptu presentations.

Resources/Material

People of Interest

\LaTeX Resources (Credit goes to Shalom Ruben for Compilation)

 

SCHEDULE

Schedule

Week

Date

Description

Assignment

1

9/27-10/1

- Teaching Strategies (TA Crashcourse)
-Knowing your UCLA undergrads.

- Email Cathy Bell
to reserve space at the
Sexual Harrassment
Workshop

- read Chap. 12 & 13 from
Tools for Teaching

2

10/4-10/8

- Problem Solving & Lesson Plans
- Guest Speaker on Courseweb

(Teaching Example: Instructor, Student, LaTex)

- Sign up for Micro-Teaching

3

10/11-10/15

- Giving Feedback

- Start Micro-teaching

4

10/18-10/22

- Sexual Harassment
and Academic Integrity Workshop

- Go to Workshop

5

10/25-10/29

- Technology 
- Guest Speaker on the Library

- Micro-teaching (Workshop)

6

11/1-11/5

- No Class

- Study for your Midterms

7

11/8-11/12

- Microteaching

- Micro-teaching

8

11/15-11/19

- Guest Speaker on Student
Psychological Services

Micro-teaching

9

11/22-11/26

- No Class???: Thanksgiving

 

10

11/29-12/3

- Finish Presentations
if necessary

- Micro-teaching 
- TA visit write-up due

Presentations

Name

Date

Title

Course TAing (FALL 2010)

Student 1

10/12

Clifton Mortensen

Student 2

10/12

Ryan Conversano

Student 3

10/12

Kyle Wetzlar

Student 4

10/12

Yen-Chi Chang

Student 5

10/26

Tao He

-

Student 6

10/26

Levon Gevorkyan

Student 7

10/26

John Gallagher

-

Student 8

10/26

Michael Tom

-

Student 9

11/2

Hyunwook Park

-

Student 10

11/2

Tommy Chin

Student 11

TBA

-

Student 12

TBA

-

-

Student 13

TBA

-

Student 14

TBA

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annoucements

Sept 28, 2010 (Week 2)

- Schedule of Presentations posted.

- Pdfs and tex file of my example lesson has been posted.

Sept 28, 2010 (Week 1)

- Current Schedule is tentative.

- Syllabus has not been finalized.

- Please attend the (SEXUAL HARRASSMENT SEMINAR)