The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is committed to supporting the teaching and learning community at UNBC. We are dedicated to helping faculty, staff and graduate students in achieving their goal of delivering the best possible learning experience for students. We are also committed to facilitating and encouraging the development of teaching excellence.
The Centre offers a range of programs and services designed to enhance the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning at UNBC. Support is provided in areas including: e-learning issues; online course design and technical mentoring; face to face faculty and graduate students professional development programs, workshops and conferences; and career mentoring for faculty as teachers.
Congratulations to UNBC's 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients!
Dr. Jason Lacharite, Department of Political Science, CASHS
Dr. Loraine Lavallee, Department of Psychology, CASHS
Dr. Alex Aravind, Department of Computer Science, CSAM
Dr. Scott Green, Ecosystem Science and Management Program, CSAM
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
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Join experienced ISW facilitators for an intense three day workshop designed to assist new and experienced educators be more effective teachers. Participants will discuss and practice a variety of teaching approaches in a supportive, peer-based atmosphere. This interactive workshop will cover the spectrum of instructional practices from lesson planning and delivery to gathering feedback.
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Who: Graduate Teaching Assistants
ISW Facilitators: TBD
ISW Facilitators: TBD
ISW Program Goals
- Widely recognized as a forum for peer-based instructional development, the ISW is designed to strengthen instructors' skills through intensive, yet practical exercises in learner-centered teaching. Mixing small and large group interaction, the workshop will engage participants in:
- generating effective feedback and discussion
- planning and delivering "mini-lessons"
- developing participatory instructional techniques
- listening actively
- learning and teaching collaboratively
- Through the workshop, facilitators will provide constructive feedback, encouraging participants to experiment and attempt new methods not normally used in their discipline. A digital recording will be used to provide an individualized record of progress and participants will be actively engaged in the feedback process. A unique and rewarding experience, the ISW not only builds skills and confidence, but also enables participants to learn from and foster partnerships with colleagues from other disciplines.
- Participants successfully completing the entire 3-day program will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be applied as credit to the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. This "graduation" ceremony will take place at the end of Day 3.
- ISW participants should note that in addition to the 3 days of “in-class” work, there is also some homework. In other words, participants are advised to reserve time outside of class time for this additional work and avoid scheduling other activities.
ISWs require a $50 deposit to confirm your registration. This must be received within 2 working days of your registration submission in order to remain on the participant list. This deposit is refundable upon completion of the workshop. Payment can be made by submitting a personal cheque or completed Internal Requisition form to the CTLT office.
Register using our on-line registration form.
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