Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Thursday, October 13, 2022 8:30 am - Monday, October 17, 2022 4:30 pm EDT

Location: In-person - MC 2036


  • Thursday, October 13, 2022. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 14, 2022. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 17, 2022. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Victoria Feth (CTE), Richard Li (CTE) and Monica Vesely (CTE)

Notes: Open to faculty and staff.

Workshop description

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an intensive, collaborative learning model that uses video-recorded micro-teaching and peer feedback sessions to support participants' teaching reflection and growth. The ISW encourages examination of teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. At the same time, participants are able to work on discipline-specific teaching. Each participant will receive a widely-recognized certificate of achievement. The ISW requires 24 contact hours, over three or four days.


Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.