The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered within a small group setting. It is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators and to provide educators with a safe environment in which they can try and receive feedback on new teaching techniques. During the three-day workshop (24 hours total), participants design and conduct three lessons and receive verbal, written and video feedback. Using an intensive experiential learning approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and evaluating learning.
The workshop encourages reflection and examination of one's teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process. Participants receive a certificate upon completion which is widely recognized at many Canadian and international post-secondary institutions.
ISWs are offered through the Centre for Leadership in Learning for anyone who is involved with teaching, including faculty, instructional staff, librarians, teaching assistants, and post-docs. Workshops occur periodically throughout the year.
What past participants have said about their ISW experiences:
“This was an excellent experience and inspired me to invest more time and effort into developing my instructional skills.” - faculty member
“A wonderful open environment to share ideas, comments, concerns and strategies for effective teaching.” - faculty member
“Thanks for offering this workshop. I found it very practical, full of opportunities and a very valuable learning experience.” - faculty member
How to get involved:
For dates of upcoming ISWs, please visit the CLL Events Page. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in participating.