Widely recognized around the world as a model for peer-based instructional development, the ISW is designed to strengthen instructors’ skills through intensive and practical exercises in learning-centred teaching. A handbook of resources is provided to augment the workshop.
After successfully completing the 3 day workshop (24 hours), participants receive a certificate of completion recognized by many Canadian and international institutions. Participants also benefit from joining a network of colleagues who are committed to self-discovery and continual improvement of teaching and learning. Interested participants can become facilitators of the Instructional Skills Workshop by taking the 5 day Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW), and becoming part of a team responsible for delivering and supporting the ISW and related activities at their institution or organization.
While this ISW will be online, in a mostly synchronous format, with lots of fun, interactive techniques to engage, the focus is on the teaching and learning process. Mixing opportunities for small and larger group interaction, the ISW engages participants in: