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Designing Safer, More Effective Teamwork Activities in the Classroom

June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024.

Do you use teamwork to make your class more interactive? Teamwork has been shown to be very supportive of student learning and development, however, students share mixed feelings about working in groups. Using the principles of UDL and trauma-aware approaches, you will learn to increase your understanding of students’ experience of teamwork, and reflect on how we can create an experience that is more productive and useful to students.

At the end of this workshop, the facilitators intend that you will become familiar with:

  • Some of the barriers/difficulties that can affect students experience of teamwork with regard to the neurodiverse spectrum, mental health and wellbeing
  • The real-life impact of teamwork in our classrooms
  • Some practical tips to make teamwork safer and more effective

Please bring a device (phone, laptop) with you to the workshop.


  • Celine Ruscher, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher, department of Chemistry UBCV
  • Nausheen Shafiq, Curriculum Consultant, CTLT
  • Ainsley Camps, Educational Developer, CTLT