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  Session: PER: Evaluating Instructional Strategies
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: What Elements of GTA Development Do GTAs Find Most Useful?
  Meeting: 2017 Summer Meeting: Cincinnati, Ohio
  Location: N/A
  Time: 2:40PM
  Author: Emily Alicea-Munoz,, Georgia Institute of Technology,
814-769-3957, ealicea@gatech.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The School of Physics at Georgia Tech runs a preparation and development program for new Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) that focuses on the integration of pedagogy, physics content, and professional development strategies. The program has been in effect for four years, has been well-received by the nearly one hundred graduate students who have participated in it, and has effected a positive impact on GTA teaching effectiveness. The program's curriculum is revised yearly based, in part, on feedback from the GTAs. Here we present an analysis of said feedback, focusing on what elements of GTA preparation our graduate students have found the most interesting and useful for their professional development.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: ealicea_aapt_sm17.pdf

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