Linda E. Martin-Morris
Direct experience in the classroom. Peer Teaching Assistants attend lectures and weekly preparation meetings and gain in-depth background on the subject material as well as training in teaching techniques and approaches. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: either BIOL 220, B BIO 220, or TESC 140. Offered: AWSp.
Biology 496 students learn and develop interpersonal skills necessary for facilitating biology learning
Student learning goals
Ability to motivate and communicate with learners (not just talk at them)
Good skills with time management and personnel management
Care for the integrity and confidentiality of learner data
General method of instruction
For 5-credit, lab TA option - weekly TA meetings are used to disseminate information essential for teaching each lab module. For 2- or 3-credit, "lecture" TA option - weekly TA meetings are used to help you prepare for upcoming lessons. For any option, expect to have a bit of reading into best practices of teaching and learning as well as biological concepts.
Varies depending upon classroom in which you will teach. Most often, it is very helpful for you to have been a student in that class.
Class assignments and grading
Students involved in review of student work.
Credit-no credit is the only option.