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Abstract Title: Training and Career Development of Physics Teaching Assistants
Abstract: In large introductory physics courses, Teaching Assistants (TAs) are the instructors with whom students most frequently interact. Consequently, it is essential that TAs receive appropriate training and preparation before they enter the classroom. In Fall 2013, the School of Physics at Georgia Tech began preparing its new TAs through a training and mentoring program that covers pedagogy, physics classroom issues, and career development strategies. Here we discuss the elements of our pilot training program, its effects on TAs' attitudes about teaching, and the modifications and improvements we will be implementing for the next cycle of new TAs in Fall 2014.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Emily Alicea-Muñoz
Georgia Institute of Technology
837 State Street
Atlanta, GA 30332
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Carol Subiño Sullivan (Georgia Institute of Technology), Daegene Koh (Georgia Institute of Technology), Michael F Schatz (Georgia Institute of Technology)