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Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – February In-Person 2022

February 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please Note: Adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements, the Faculty ISW format is subject to change. We will maintain a clear focus on ensuring high-quality online, and when possible, in-person instruction. This approach is based on the current guidelines and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, public health agencies, and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The session may move completely online.

February 22: 8:30 am – 5:00pm
February 23: 8:30 am – 5:00pm
February 24: 8:30 am – 5:00pm

Workshop Overview:
This workshop, which focuses on teaching groups of students, is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. In a supportive atmosphere, you will have an opportunity to explore new teaching approaches and to sharpen existing skills. During the workshop, you will design and conduct three “mini-lessons”, receive verbal, written and video feedback from your peers, and reflect on your own teaching practices. The success of this program relies on the active participation and collaboration of all participants who, as a team, work together to support each other in enhancing their teaching effectiveness.

In addition to our face-to-face time during the workshop, participants should allocate approximately two hours before the workshop for pre-requisite online modules, and time to prepare the first mini-lesson. You will also need to set aside time during the evenings of the workshop for reflection, preparation of the next mini-lesson, and participation in short online activities. A certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant.

Requirements and Certification: The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally certified program that is offered and recognized around the world. For the international certification to be meaningful, all certifying institutions agree to meet four core requirements:
– 24 hours of contact
– 3 mini-lesson cycles per participant (12 hours minimum)
– 3 types of feedback per mini-lesson cycle (verbal, written, video)
– Theme sessions on lesson basics, learning theory, and at least one topic (6 hours minimum)
– Provide a safe, confidential, peer-led, learning community-based structure

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