Instructional Skills Workshop

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an internationally recognized forum for faculty members, staff and graduate students in instructional roles who wish to strengthen their teaching skills. It is designed to strengthen novice to expert instructors’ skills through intensive yet practical exercises in learning-centred teaching.

ISW sessions are typically offered in February, April, August and December.

NOTE: Space in the ISW program is limited. If you are admitted, a $75 deposit will be required to confirm your registration. The deposit will be refunded upon successful completion of the full three-day workshop.

Additional information

During the workshop, participants design and deliver three 10-minute lessons and receive feedback from their peers in a supportive environment. Participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, writing learning outcomes with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for encouraging active learning, and suggestions for evaluation of learning, and engage in reflective practice.

Learning outcomes

  • Plan and teach three 10 minute lessons
  • Employ active learning strategies aligned with learning outcomes
  • Reflect on your teaching
  • Offer constructive written and verbal feedback to peers
  • Participate in and contribute to group sessions on pedagogical best practices
  • Maintain confidentiality of group processes to encourage a supportive workshop environment

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