2021 TA Conference Plenary Session
The TA Conference Plenary Session features a talk from Professor Daniel Solórzano, a distinguished UCLA instructor who represents the strength and skill of our teaching community. In this 1-hour session, attendees will learn more about who our students are at UCLA, understand why teaching is an important part of one’s role as an academic, and hear more about recommended teaching strategies and techniques. As an instructor with extensive teaching expertise, Prof. Daniel Solórzano will also offer best practices for being a more inclusive and engaging instructor and meeting the diverse needs of the students in your classroom, no matter what 2021 may bring.
2021 Distinguished Teaching Award Winner Panel
This panel gathers professors and graduate students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to and excellence in teaching. Panelists discuss the challenges and rewards of becoming a strong educator and answer audience generated questions about teaching via a participant Q&A.
- Wisam Alshaibi, Graduate Student, Sociology
- Dr. Elisheva Gross, Director and Lecturer, Applied Developmental Psychology Minor
- Dr. Muriel McClendon, Associate Professor, Department of History
- Cheylene Tanimoto, Graduate Student, Chemistry
2021 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessible Instruction
During this active learning session, you will learn how to develop content and teaching strategies to accommodate students with disabilities. According to a recent survey 16% of UCLA’s undergraduates identified as students with disability. In this workshop, you will learn about the culture of disability, how to make your documents accessible to assistive technology, and the best practices for html and CCLE accessibility. You will also learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a teaching and learning framework designed for maximum inclusion.