Program Schedule for the Fall 2013 Semester

The SITA program takes place the week before fall and spring semester classes commence. There are nine additional sessions offered throughout the fall semester for a subset of teaching assistants requiring additional language and teaching development. Please note: All Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA/ITA) can participate in the Saturday Skills Sessions. If you would like to participate, please contact Sita.fau@fau.edu for more information.

August 13, 2013 Deadline to submit Request to Waive SITA Training (Form 13) to the Department of Teaching and Learning (ED 355)
August 16, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SITA Panel Presentation 1 (for participants requesting to waive SITA training).  Students must register with Dr. Barbara Ridener to participate in the SITA Panel Presentation 1.  Students who do not successfully pass the SITA Panel Presentation 1 must attend the five day SITA Seminar.
August 19 - 23, 2013 (choose any of the following times) 9 a.m. -12 p.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 5 p.m - 8 p.m. Five day SITA Program (concludes with SITA Panel Presentation 2. All sessions provide duplicate instruction to enable participants to attend other university, college, department, and personal obligations.  The SITA Seminar will be held in ED 333.
August 23, 2013 SITA Panel Presentation 2 (for students completing SITA Seminar)
Fall 2013 Saturday SITA Program Schedule
All classes held Saturdays, 11:00am--2:00pm, in ED 313
September 7, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Communication Skills
  • Verbal
  • Non Verbal
  • Written
September 14, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Learning the Language
  • Slang and phrases
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
September 21, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Navigating the Classroom  
  • Teacher expectations
  • Student expectations
  • Behaviors / Mannerisms
September 28, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
*Technology in the Classroom  
  • Teaching with Technology Showcase
  • How to teach with technology
October 5, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Culture - Immersion and Comparison
  • Movie, TV, Music, Humor, Fashion
  • Discussion of differences between home countries and US
October 12, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Professional Development  
  • Teaching skills - confidence, character
  • Teaching styles - lecture, student oriented, group work, discussions, questions, assessments
  • Organization - giving a presentation
October 19, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Content Specific Instruction
  • Presenting subject specific topics - visual aids, PowerPoints, writing on the board
  • Review of field specific terms - pronunciation, meanings
  • Guest presentation relevant to TAs' field/s
October 26, 2013
11:00 – 2:00
Presentation and Feedback Practice
  • Practice of each presentation
  • Class discussion regarding presentations
  • Positive feedback and acceptance of criticism
November 2, 2013
Times to be Determined
SITA Panel Presentation 3 (for students completing intensive SITA Seminar)
November 9, 2013 Party / Ceremony / Recap of sessions (pizza?)


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