Microteaching workshops allow novice (and experienced) instructors to practice their teaching skills in a comfortable environment. Participants give a short presentation in their own field to other workshop members who roleplay as students. Audience members, including faculty members, provide feedback to the microteacher.
Each presentation is digitally recorded. The file may be immediately transferred to the microteacher or downloaded via a private Dropbox link for his/her use (no one else will have access to the recording). A microteacher can review the recording with a faculty member, a graduate TA colleague, or a teaching consultant from the Teaching and Learning Laboratory. Microteaching sessions are required as part of the Teaching Certificate Program. If you are interested in organizing a microteaching session for TAs in your class or department, request an individual consultation to discuss your needs.