The York University Teaching Commons will be hosting the sixth annual Supporting Teaching At York (STAY) Symposium on Friday, May 3.
This free, day-long conference will provide an excellent opportunity for teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate students to connect with one another, network and build community.
The symposium will also encourage TAs and graduate students to share their experiences, knowledge and strategies to enhance their teaching, as well as enhance the learning experiences of their undergraduate students.
This symposium is particularly unique in its focus on mentorship. The 2018-19 senior teaching assistants (STAs) are designing and facilitating sessions for the STAY Symposium, incorporating everything they have learned from the Senior Teaching Assistant Program: Exploring Educational Development.
What past attendees say:
“I have attended the STAY Symposium every year since 2015 and each year is better than the last. The level of engagement at this event is incredible and it provides graduate students across York University with an opportunity to learn from their peers in different programs and learn a variety of teaching strategies to use in their classrooms.” – Andrew Molas, PhD student
“The STAY Symposium creates a well-needed space for TAs and graduate students to engage in edifying discussions pertaining to teaching and learning in higher education. The presentations are insightful and informative, as they generally inform participants about the diverse and similar occurrences in one another’s classroom while sharing anecdotes and best practices for dealing with various situations.” – Ameera Ali, PhD student
The symposium will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 103, Life Sciences Building. Everyone is welcome.
Registration is now open and attendees are strongly encouraged to register early.