Colorado Learning Assistant Workshop 2011

November 2, 2011 - November 3, 2011 in Boulder, CO

For more information and resources on the Colorado University LA program, visit the University of Colorado's LA Program website.

The PhysTEC project co-sponsored its third workshop focusing on the University of Colorado's Learning Assistant program. The Learning Assistant program is a highly supported peer teaching experience that has been shown to improve students' learning and attitudes toward science in undergraduate lecture classes and recruit talented science and math students into teaching careers. The workshop was held on November 2-3, 2011. The workshop was free for representatives of PhysTEC Member Institutions. If your institution is not a member, learn how to join for free.

Co-sponsored by PhysTEC and
The University of Colorado, Boulder.

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, November 2
Noon - 12:45pmCheck-in and Lunch (at the Millenium Hotel)
12:45pm - 1:00pmWelcome
1:00pm - 2:00pmIntroduction
2:00pm - 3:30pmPanel of LAs, Questioning
3:30pm - 3:45pmBreak
3:45pm - 4:45pmLearning Teams and Weekly Content Meetings
4:45pm - 5:15pmTransition to Campus and Snack
5:15pm - 6:00pmOverview of Pedagogy Course & Conversation with LAs
6:00pm - 6:45pmPedagogy Course
7:00pm - 9:30pmPoster Session with Experienced Users and Emulators (Dinner)

Thursday, November 3
8:00am - 8:15amOverview of Parallel Sessions
8:30am - 12:15pmObservations of LAs and Parallel Sessions
  • Session A: Department Scale
  • Session B: Campus Scale
  • Session C: Tutorial Observations
  • Session D: LA Training Videos
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch and Networking
1:30pm - 2:45pmPlanning Time and Reports
2:45pm - 3:00pmClosing

Registration Details

Registration closed on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. If you are a registrant, you may visit the registration page to view your information.