Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Development Workshop Series

The Teaching Development Workshop Series is a second chance to attend some of our most popular events from the Teaching Development Day (TD Day) each September. This is an opportunity for anyone who teaches at Queen's to learn about interesting developments in teaching and learning and provides educators with new tools to help them develop more productive and engaging interactions with students.

Providing Effective Feedback on Student Writing

Facilitated by Susan Korba, Writing Centre
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:30 – 12:00pm, F200 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Large Collaboration Space

One of the most challenging aspects of teaching is the need to grade students' written work; in particular, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of student writing and providing succinct and useful commentary can prove difficult. Teachers often feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of assignments/essays to be marked and/or unsure about how to address students' specific problems; students often feel frustrated by a lack of specific feedback and a clear explanation of what they've done "wrong." In this session, we will discuss expectations around marking written assignments (those of teachers and of students) and explore strategies for responding to student writing that will result in fair and consistent grading and specific and useful feedback.


“This classroom is for everyone”: Practical strategies for establishing inclusive learning environments

Facilitated by Stephanie Simpson, Human Rights Office
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:30am - 12:00pm, F200 Mackintosh Corry, Large Collaboration Area

What is an Inclusive Classroom and what is your role as an instructor in creating and maintaining an environment that respects the diverse experiences and abilities of students? What are some common barriers – attitudinal, cultural, physical – that undermine inclusivity in the classroom?  In this discussion-based session we’ll use campus-focused scenarios to help identify the characteristics of inclusive learning environments.  We will  then determine specific strategies to deal with (un)intentional moments of exclusionary and oppressive behaviours that may affect the participation of students, particularly those belonging to equity seeking groups.


POSTPONED: Aboriginal Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

Laura Maracle has graciously postponed her workshop to encourage participation in two other indigenous workshops

Facilitated by Laura Maracle, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 1:30 – 3:00pm, F200 Mackintosh Corry, Large Collaboration Area

The intent of this workshop is to remove the power indifference from interactions with Aboriginal people and encouraging individuals to self-reflect and work towards building empathetic and collaborative relationships.  This is done through interactive activities, while engaging participants to reframe their thinking and relearn the real truths and history of Aboriginal people in Canada.


Trans-Inclusive Teach-In

Facilitated by Kip Pegley, Dan School of Drama and Music; Eleanor Macdonald, Political Studies and Lee Airton, Faculty of Education
Monday, March 5, 2018, 2:30 – 4:30, Location has been changed to Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room F200

This workshop will offer Queen’s educators some strategies for providing classroom and supervisory experiences that are inclusive of transgender students.