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Blog 162

Blog 162

Reflections on a Course Re-design

By Lisa Endersby & Natasha May

In this video edition of our Blog, Educational Developers Lisa Endersby and Natasha May share their reflections on re-designing a course for Teaching Assistants offered through the Teaching Commons.

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About the Authors

Lisa Endersby serves as an Educational Developer in the Teaching Commons as the liaison developer for the Faculty of Health, the Schulich School of Business, and the Libraries. Her portfolio includes supporting all facets of experiential education pedagogy alongside facilitating opportunities for reflective professional development through observation, reading, and peer mentorship. Currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Studies, her research explores professional development within communities of practice, examining the impact of social learning on the negotiation of a professional identity for student affairs and higher educational professionals. Her professional and academic background also includes experience in career services, student leadership development, and supporting the first year student transition.

Natasha May is an Educational Developer in the Teaching Commons.  Her portfolio includes curriculum development at the program and course level, student transition and retention, as well as support for teaching assistants.  She is also a member of the leadership team for the York Capstone Network.  Her educational development philosophy is to take a practitioner approach and so she values opportunities to teach in her discipline, mathematics, and uses experience to guide the support she offers.  She is grateful to be the liaison for the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Being part of these communities is truly a privilege.