Teaching Preparation Series, Students with disabilities: How do I provide equal access..
Friday Feb. 7
Teaching Preparation Series, Students with disabilities: How do I provide equal access..
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
FAC 328

Instructors are responsible for providing equal access to information and reducing barriers to learning for all students. For students with disabilities, this might be accomplished through the provision of academic accommodations. Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Assistant Instructors (AIs) are often assigned to facilitate accommodations. In each course, TAs and AIs have an opportunity to create an inclusive environment and foster meaningful participation in the classroom since students often feel more comfortable communicating with them. During this session, you will learn about how to work with students with disabilities in your role as a TA or AI! This is the fourth session in the spring Teaching Preparation Series, which will allow participants to observe, practice, receive feedback on, and reflect upon classroom teaching techniques.

To learn more and apply, visit http://bit.ly/spring20tps. After applying, applicants will be enrolled in the Teaching Preparation Series Canvas course. Once enrolled in the Canvas course, participants may reserve a spot in each session by clicking on the Teaching Preparation Series calendar and finding the appropriate session. The number of seats left will be displayed (if available).

Participants who complete multiple sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion that acts as a credential demonstrating your investment in professional development to future employers.  Complete 3 sessions for a Teaching Preparation Certificate; complete 7 sessions and submit a qualifying Teaching Statement for an Advanced Teaching Preparation Certificate. Please feel free to contact Laura Struve at struve@austin.utexas.edu with further questions.   We look forward to working with you!