Teaching Outside of Your Area of Expertise
TAs, and academics in general, are often assigned to teach topics that are outside their main area of expertise. As graduate students, we may be asked to TA an introductory course that covers a much wider range of topics other than our main specialization, or to teach a class that falls completely outside of our comfort zone. This workshop provides insight into the challenges, misconceptions, and opportunities related to teaching outside our area of expertise. The workshop is premised o the idea that a good TA or teacher does not have to be an expert on the content matter, but instead has many tools to facilitate student learning.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for SAS participants in TA Training.