Workshops have not yet been scheduled for Winter 2024. Please check back in January 2024!
Principles of Teaching and Learning
Facilitator: Karalyn McRae, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2023; 1:30 - 2:30pm
This session will focus on the foundational principles of what learning is, what learning looks like, and what learning looks like in your own disciplinary context. Based on our understanding of learning, we will also discuss how, as educators, we can work to develop our own teaching practice using instructional strategies that best support a student-centered approach to learning.
Strategies for Inclusive Classroom Facilitation
Facilitators: Karalyn McRae, and Yasmine Djerbal, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 4, 2023; 10:00 - 11:30am
As educators, we are called to grapple with the question of how to foster dynamic and engaging discussions while nurturing accountable spaces. This session will unpack how to help create community for meaningful discussions from the very first day of class and/or tutorials. Specifically, we will draw the connection between equitable teaching practices and inclusive classroom communities. Questions we will explore together include: How can we create and share space during difficult conversations? How can we diversify facilitation strategies? What are co-created community guidelines and how can we use them throughout a course?
Collecting Feedback on Your Teaching
Facilitator: Monica Garvie, Biology Department, and Centre for Teaching and Learning
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 7, 2023; 10:00 - 11:00am
Teaching is not an exact science! It often involves lots of flexibility and adapting to the emerging needs of our students. Collecting feedback on your teaching can help you gather information on what worked well, what students might benefit from in the future, and provide opportunities for you to reflect on the teaching experience. As a TA or TF it can be challenging to determine how and when to collect feedback, interpret negative student feedback, as well as ensuring the feedback is meaningful to your own development as a teacher. This session will introduce ways to collect feedback from your students, peers, and others.
Introduction to Course Design for Teaching Fellows
Facilitator: Clarissa de Leon, Faculty of Education, and Centre for Teaching and Learning
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 22, 2023; 1:30 - 2:30pm
Designing a course can feel like a daunting task. Where do you even start? This workshop is aimed at teaching fellows and post-docs who would like some guidance on how to plan a university course. We will explore various elements of course design including crafting learning outcomes, assessments, backwards design, and accessible and inclusive teaching practices.