Events and Conferences

TLC - Upcoming Events

January 26, 2016

    Canvas Training and Consultations for Faculty Members and Departments 
    By appointment | January–April | Contact 
    Extend your knowledge of Canvas to create enhanced student learning experiences. 

    In-Class Observation and Consultations for SFU Faculty Members 
    By appointment | January–April | Contact 
    Receive constructive, confidential feedback from a teaching enhancement specialist. 

    Private Voice Sessions 
    By appointment | Mondays, January 11–April 11 | Burnaby campus | Details >> 
    By appointment | Thursdays, January 14–April 7 | Vancouver campus | Details >> 
    These sessions address the individual vocal needs of faculty members and teaching staff.
    Book up to three 30-minute sessions. 

    Presentation Practice Pods 
    By appointment | Selected Mondays, January 11–April 4 | Burnaby campus | Details >> 
    By appointment | Selected Thursdays, January 14–April 7 | Vancouver campus | Details >> 
    These informal sessions give faculty members, instructors, grad students and staff the chance to hone their presentation skills in a friendly group setting. Sanders Whiting, the TLC's teaching enhancement specialist for voice, will share his expertise. 

    Spring 2016 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning 
    Fridays, January 15–April 22 | Burnaby campus 
    This 13-week program is designed for graduate students interested in a career in post-secondary teaching. Applications for the Fall 2016 program are now open. Details for the Fall 2016 program >> 

    Your Teaching Dossier/Portfolio: A S.M.A.R.T. (Systematic, Manageable, Articulate, Reviewed, Tangible) Approach for SFU Faculty 
    Three Fridays, January 15, 29 & February 5 | 1:30–4:00 | Burnaby campus 
    This three-part series will help you prepare a teaching dossier or portfolio. Examine a generic model, learn how to document your teaching activities, and more. Details >> 

    Presentation Skills Portfolio I: Breath Power, Posture and Pauses: Your Secret Allies for Public Speaking 
    Thu, January 28 | 1:30–3:30 | Vancouver campus 
    Learn to relax when you speak. This workshop will show you how to use breathing, posture and pauses to increase your comfort and confidence when you present. Details >> 

    Teaching and Learning Development Grant Proposal Workshops 
    Two Mondays, February 1 & 22 | 2:00–4:00 | Burnaby campus 
    Two Fridays, March 4 & 18 | 2:00–4:00 | Burnaby campus 
    Two Thursdays, April 21 & May 5 | 2:00–4:00 | Burnaby campus 
    SFU's Teaching and Learning Development Grants program, which offers up to $5,000 for faculty-led investigations into innovative teaching practices, is now accepting proposals for the Spring 2016 workshop series. Details >> 

    Going Visual I 
    Wed, February 3 | 1:30–3:30 | Burnaby campus 
    Drawing on whiteboards (real or virtual) is a common and powerful means to convey ideas. Part I of this two-part series focuses on drawing skills and strategies for applying them in teaching. Details >> 

    Going Visual II 
    Wed, February 10 | 1:30–3:30 | Burnaby campus 
    This workshop is for those who have completed Going Visual I or who have experience in graphics creation. It incorporates the use of media tools and develops a higher understanding of how visuals can be used in teaching. Details >> 

    Instructional Skills Workshop 
    Wed–Fri, February 10–12 | 8:30–5:00 | Burnaby campus 
    This internationally recognized forum for peer-based instructional development is valuable for both new and veteran instructors. Details >> 

    Presentation Skills Portfolio II: Melodic Speech: Robot or Mozart, Which are You? 
    Thu, February 18 | 1:30–3:30 | Vancouver campus 
    Do you tend to speak in a monotone? This two-hour workshop will help you develop greater dynamic variation by enhancing the melodic and rhythmic qualities of your speech patterns. Details >> 

    Presenting Without Panic 
    Mon, February 22 | 8:30–4:30 | Burnaby campus 
    Many people suffer from nerves when presenting. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn and practice skills for delivering presentations more confidently. Details >> 


    Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows 
    Mon, March 7 | 9:00–noon | Burnaby campus 
    Teaching dossiers are important for anyone pursuing an academic career. This workshop will guide participants through the components of a teaching dossier and help them get started on their own dossiers. Details >> 

    Presentation Skills Portfolio III: Warming Up Your Audience 
    Thu, March 10 | 1:30–3:30 | Vancouver campus 
    Adding physical energy along with your own personality pulls in your audience. Learn to use the tools of intention, anecdotes, gesture and humour to energize your presentation. Details >> 

    EdMedia Protege Program 
    Tue, April 19–Thu, June 9 | Burnaby campus and online 
    The EdMedia Protege Program develops the ability of faculty members to create and use media in an educational context. The program combines online work, group sessions and one-on-one consultations with TLC design specialists. Details >> 

    Instructional Skills Workshop 
    Wed–Fri, April 20–22 | 8:30–5:00 | Vancouver campus 
    This internationally recognized forum for peer-based instructional development is valuable for both new and veteran instructors. Details >>

    Instructional Skills Workshop 
    Mon–Wed, April 25–27 | 8:30–5:00 | Vancouver campus 
    This internationally recognized forum for peer-based instructional development is valuable for both new and veteran instructors. Details >> 

    Rethinking Teaching: A Four-Day Course Design Workshop for Faculty 
    Thu–Fri & Mon–Tue, April 28–29 & May 2–3 | 9:30–3:30 | Burnaby campus 
    Are you developing a new course? Would you like to revise one of your current courses? This four-day workshop is designed to support you. Details >> 

    15th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning 
    Wed–Thu, May 18–19 | SFU Burnaby 
    Join other SFU educators as we explore some key teaching and learning initiatives, share recent work and discuss how our collective efforts can transform the student experience. Details >> 


  • February 5, 2016 | Submission deadline for 41st International Conference on Improving University Teaching (July 13–15, 2016) | Durham, U.K.
  • March 2, 2016 | Nomination deadline for 2016 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning 
  • June 21–24, 2016 | STLHE 2016 Conference: Empowering Learners, Effecting Change | London, Ontario

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