The Instructional Skills Workshop is a three-day (24-hour) intensive workshop designed to give instructors the opportunity to make significant improvements in lecture design and delivery. Each instructor will work in a small group with four other Engineering instructors, with facilitation by Gordon Stubley (Associate Dean, Teaching) and Julie Timmermans (Instructional Developer, CTE). In this setting, instructors will have the chance to practise designing meaningful learning activities within outcome-aligned lesson plans, delivering lessons that promote student engagement, assessing student learning and receiving feedback. The workshop has proven beneficial to instructors with all levels of experience and success.
Much of the learning in this workshop will occur through designing and conducting three mini-lessons, receiving verbal and written feedback from group participants who will have served as students in the mini-lesson, and reviewing a video of the mini-lesson. There will also be sessions covering topics such as elements of good teaching, setting objectives, assessment strategies, student learning styles, teaching models and collaborative activity. All of the activities will be designed to reflect the teaching and learning culture in Waterloo Engineering. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Due to the limited capacity (maximum 5 participants), we may not be able to accept all those interested in this offering. However, if there is sufficient demand, we will offer the workshop again in spring 2014. If interested in participating in this Workshop, contact Kathy Becker as soon as possible.
For more information about the ISW program, visit http://iswnetwork.ca/
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