Events, workshops and programs

Teaching practice

Whether you are developing a new course, looking for alternative assessment options or seeking better ways to engage your students, the Teaching and Learning Centre has workshops and programs that can provide you with ideas, inspiration and expertise. Take a look below to see what’s available!

Spring 2019

Teaching Matters: Teaching Students to Extract Meaning From Scientific Literature
Mon, January 14, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Effective Teaching Series: Collaborative Learning: Two-stage Tests to Support Student Learning and Experience
Fri, January 25, 2019 | 12:30–2:30


Teaching Matters: Bring Life into Tutorials by Using the Flipped Class Model
Mon, January 28, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Effective Teaching Series: Active Learning in Your Classroom: Tips and Tricks to Increase Student Engagement and Learning
Fri, February 1, 2019 | 12:30–2:30


Teaching Matters: V.E.T.O. That Source! Novel and Not-so-novel Tutorial Techniques for Improving the Critical Evaluation of Online Information
Mon, February 4, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Effective Teaching Series: Potlatch as Methodology
Fri, February 8, 2019 | 12:30–2:30


Teaching Matters: The Implications of Indigenization and Decolonization for Teaching and Course Design at SFU
Mon, February 11, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Instructional Skills Workshop
Wed–Fri, February 20–22, 2019 (Reading Week) | 8:30–5:00
Apply by January 18, 2019


Your Teaching Dossier/Portfolio: A S.M.A.R.T. (Systematic, Manageable, Articulate, Reviewed, Tangible) Approach for SFU Faculty
Fridays, March 1, 15 & 29, 2019 | 1:30–4:00


Teaching Matters: Practical Ideas and Critical Ideas for a Compassionate Instructor
Mon, March 4, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Wed, March 6, 2019 | 1:00–4:00


Effective Teaching Series: Diversity, Adversity, Perversity, and the University 
Fri, March 8, 2019 | 12:30–2:30


Teaching Matters: The Academic Enhancement Program: Giving Students a Chance to Reflect and Learn about Their Learning
Mon, March 18, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Effective Teaching Series: Indigenizing Course Outcomes: Updating Your Syllabus to Use the Medicine Wheel as a Curriculum Design Framework
Fri, March 22, 2019 | 12:30–4:00


Call for Proposals: 17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning
Fri, March 22, 2019


Teaching Matters: The Persona Project: Connecting Students to Course Concepts
Mon, March 25, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Teaching Matters: Navigating the University Lecturer Promotion Process
Mon, April 1, 2019 | 3:30–4:30


Instructional Skills Workshop
Tue–Thu, April 16–18, 2019 | 8:30–5:00
Apply by March 15, 2019


Rethinking Course Design Workshop
Thu–Fri, April 25–26 & Mon–Tue, April 29–30, 2019 | 9:30–3:45
EXTENDED DEADLINE. Apply by March 22, 2019


17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning
Wed–Thu, May 15–16, 2019

Ongoing and by appointment

Spring 2019 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning
Fridays, January 11–April 12, 2019 | 9:00–12:00


In-class Observation and Consultations for SFU Faculty Members
For constructive feedback on course content and delivery. Contact tlcentre@sfu.ca.