TA and ITA Orientation

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All new graduate students are invited to attend a Teaching Assistant (TA) or International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Orientation session in the first week of September.  During this 3 hour session you will be provided with resources and guidance to help you get started as a TA at York University.

In this session we will discuss topics such as your role and responsibility as a teaching assistant, how to effectively engage with your course director, strategies to design your curriculum and lesson plans.

If you are an International TA (ITA)** you may consider registering for one of our ITA Orientation Sessions. In addition to discussing the above topics and  providing resources and guidance to prepare ITAs for the Canadian classroom experience at York, these sessions will allow ITAs the opportunity to share, discuss and explore how their nationality and cultural distinctiveness can become an asset to the York learning community in their new role as an ITA.

We are still in the process of scheduling TA and ITA Orientation sessions.  Please complete the following survey by clicking on this link to let us know your availability.  We will try our best to schedule a session to meet your needs.

**Please note that ALL TAs are welcome to participate in this programming and use any resources for International TAs (ITAs).  You are not required to have official “international” status at York to participate.  If you are a TA with English as an Additional Language or you are interested in support for International TAs (ITAs) for a variety of other reasons, you are more than welcome to participate!  The material covered in the ITA Orientation session is comparable to what is covered in TA Orientation, so you need not register for both orientations.

Contact for further information: Natasha May maynat@yorku.ca