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This orientation is designed to help meet the needs of graduate students teaching for the first time at the University of Missouri.

Students should register in advance. Click here to register for GATO 2020.

Who should attend?

All Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Graduate Instructors (GIs) who have not taught at the University of Missouri previously are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar. Experienced Teaching Assistants and Graduate Instructors at the University of Missouri are also welcome at the orientation.

Fall 2020 GATO

Thursday, August 2oth, 9:30 am to Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual (registrants will be sent link 48 hours in advance of first session)

We are excited to bring you a combination of live and prerecorded content for GATO 2020. Unlike previous years, we are holding GATO over two days to allow for more flexibility in students’ schedules, as well as to limit the amount of back-to-back hours required to sit at your computer. Participants should expect to attend live sessions 9:30 am-12:30 pm on August 20th and 9:00 am-12:00 pm on August 21st. In the afternoons, participants will be able to select from a variety of prerecorded videos and web resources to view at their own pace.

Past event schedules:

Fall 2018 GATO Schedule of events

TIME EVENT
8:30-9:00am Breakfast and Check-In
9:00-9:15am Opening Welcome
9:15-9:30am Mizzou Store & Course Materials
9:30-10:00am Who are Mizzou Undergraduates?
10:00-11:00am Award-winning Faculty: Teaching Philosophy, Constructing the Syllabus, Creating Assignments, Classroom Management, and Student Engagement
11:00-11:50am Policies, Resources, & Practices Every TA Should Know

1.     Academic Integrity

2.     Student Accountability & Support

3.     Disability Services

4.     Counseling Center

5.     Title IX and Civil Rights

11:50-12:00pm Questions
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Concurrent Session I (Choose one)

Rock the First Day: Make Connections that Last

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Tips for Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Teaching with Technology: Off to a Good Start            

1:15-2:00pm Concurrent Session II (Choose one)

MU Library Resources for Instructors

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Tips for Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Teaching with Technology: Off to a Good Start            

2:00-3:00pm Citizenship @ Mizzou

An interactive session on identity and Mizzou values that all GATO participants should attend. Drawing for prizes during this session.

 

 

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