Leading in Your Role: Teaching Assistants
Making a Difference in Students' Lives
(Online Conference)
July 5-9, 2021 

NEW! Professional Development for Teaching Assistants, in Mandarin Chinese and English, on how they can significantly make a difference in Students’ Lives. 


This live facilitated online conference is specifically designed for teaching and non-teaching assistants, and co-teachers. It is also relevant for teachers who are new at working with teaching assistants. The purpose of this conference is to help participants develop practices and skills in partnering with their teachers in order to assist  students in achieving their full learning potential.

Target Audience:  Teaching assistants, learning support and library assistants, arts/music/PE assistants, lab assistants, child-care assistants, co-teachers, and teachers of international/bilingual schools

Duration:  4.5 Days (Friday, July 9, 09:00 to 11:00)

8 Mandatory Sessions (AM):       Each day there are 2 x 90 minutes workshops, 08:30-10:00 and 10:30-12:00. Each workshop will be available in English and Chinese.

Multiple Elective Sessions (PM):      Each day participants can choose from a variety of 60-minute peer presentations to broaden their perspective about the experience and tools of other teaching assistants (some sessions may run simultaneously), 13:00-16:30

Languages:      English and Mandarin Chinese for all morning sessions 
English or Mandarin Chinese (depending on the presenter)

Certificate Course:       A certificate of participation will be awarded


What is the cost of the online learning experience?

Early Bird Registration discount of US$50 per individually registered participant and US$500 for Bulk registered participants are available until May 14, 2021.

ACAMIS Members
US$150 per person (US$200 per person after May 14, 2021).

BULK DISCOUNT special rate of US$1000 is available to register 10 people. Each additional participant will be charged US$100. (US$1500 bulk rate for 10 people and each additional participant will be charged US$150 after May 14, 2021).

$200 USD per person (US$250 per person after May 14, 2021).

BULK DISCOUNT special rate of US$1500 is available to register 10 people. Each additional participant will be charged US$150. (US$2000 bulk rate for 10 people and each additional participant will be charged US$200 after May 14, 2021).



Email communication before the course start date

Emails related to this Online PD Program will be sent from events@pdacademia.comPlease immediately add this email sender to your safe sender list.

Approximately 2-weeks before the start of the course, participants will be emailed a course introduction, instructions for how to participate and a pre-course survey and readings, if applicable.  If you do not receive this email please let us know.




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If notice of cancellation re the registered participant/sponsor is received:

  • 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
  • 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
  • Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund

Online PD Programs - No refund will be granted re participants commencing an online PD program and withdrawing part way through. Course material fees (re DiSC surveys, book fees, etc) are not refundable once access is granted.



In the event of cancellation of a conference, workshop or online PD program, we will fully refund the registration or sponsorship fee(s) paid. However, we will be unable to refund any travel, visa or accommodation expenses incurred or course material fees where access has been granted.