Events, workshops and programs

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Keep growing in your teaching role. The Teaching and Learning Centre has many professional development opportunities for faculty members, instructional staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues for ideas, inspiration and expertise—and become part of a supportive teaching and learning community.

Spring 2019

Check back soon. New events are being added regularly.

23rd Annual Spring TA/TM Day: The Teaching Orientation Program
Fri, January 4, 2019 | 8:30–4:30


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


Private Voice Sessions
Mondays, January 14–April 8, 2019 | 9:30–3:15 | Burnaby campus


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


Teaching Matters Seminar Series
Mondays, January 14, 28, February 4, 11, March 4, 18, 25, Apr 1, 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


Scripting and Storyboarding for Faculty
Thu, January 31, 2019 | 1:00–3:00


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


Podcasting and Audio Production
Thu, February 21, 2019 | 1:00–3:00


Breath Power, Posture and Pauses: Your Secret Allies for Public Speaking
Thu, February 28, 2019 | 1:30–3:30


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


Going Visual I: Cut Through Complexity with Drawing Basics
Wed, March 6, 2019 | 10:00–12:00


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


Going Visual II: Convey Visual Content with Media
Wed, March 13, 2019 | 10:00–12:00


Expressive Speech: Vocal Dynamism in the Classroom
Thu, March 14, 2019 | 1:30–3:30


Teaching Matters: TBD
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 | 12:30–2:30


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


Better Presentations: Building Confidence and Connections
Thu, March 28, 2019 | 1:30–3:30


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


Smartphone Video Production
Thu, April 18, 2019 | 1:00–3:30


Rethinking Course Design: A Four-day Workshop for Faculty
Thu–Fri, April 25–26 & Mon–Tue, April 29–30, 2019 | 9:30–3:45
Apply by February 22, 2019


Basic Screencasting and Video Editing
Thu, May 2, 2019 | 1:00–3:00

Ongoing and by appointment

Canvas Training and Consultation
Ongoing by appointment (learntech@sfu.ca)


Creating and Using Graphics
Ongoing by appointment


Designing for the Blended Learning Experience
One online session, and one face-to-face session: Tue, Mar 5 | 9:30-11:30 | Halpern Centre 123)


Drawing for Visual Communication
Ongoing by appointment (jtoal@sfu.ca)


Designing Games for Learning
One online session, and two face-to-face sessions: Tue, Mar 19 & 26 | 9:30-11:30 | Halpern Centre 123)


In-class Observation
On-going by appointment (tlcentre@sfu.ca)


Private Voice Sessions
Mondays, January 14–April 8, 2019 | 9:30–3:15 | Burnaby campus