Postdoctoral Instructional Skills Workshop – November 25, 26, December 2 & 3, 2023
December 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
This postdoc-specific ISW will be held on November 25, 26, December 2 & 3, 2023 and some online pre-work is required in the weeks preceding the sessions.
Please click “Register Now” to apply for the workshop. Your application will be reviewed and if you are selected as a participant you will be notified by email between November 6-10.
Application opens on September 25 and closes on November 1.
The Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at UBC, in collaboration with the Postdoctoral Fellows Office and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), offers an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) designed specifically for postdoctoral fellows. This 4-Day workshop focuses on the theory and practice of evidence-based teaching techniques. During the workshop, you will discuss the key elements of learner-centred lesson design and adult learning theory. Additionally, you will have a chance to teach three short lessons and receive feedback from your peers. You will work closely with peers and ISW facilitators in a supportive atmosphere where you will begin to develop new teaching skills, enhance your existing skills, and/or try new and challenging ideas.
The Instructional Skills Workshop is the first component of the Postdoc Teaching Internship program developed by CIRTL in collaboration with the PDFO and CTLT. This program was piloted in Spring 2019 and was seen as very useful by participating PDFs.
The program is based on two components: the ISW and Mentored Discussions of Teaching, one-term participatory workshops in which participants observe mentors in their teaching, teach and receive feedback from these mentors, discuss the mentor’s approaches to teaching, and engage in group discussions of teaching. Participants in this ISW are encouraged to enroll in the Postdoc Teaching Internship Program upon its launch in the coming months.