Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered to a group of five or six colleagues and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. During the 3 ½ day workshop, participants design and conduct three "mini-lessons" and receive verbal, written and video feedback from the other participants who have been learners in the mini-lessons.

Using an intensive experiential learning approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and suggestions for evaluation of learning.

The workshop encourages reflection and examination of one's teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson.
The ISW is offered free to faculty and staff at UFV. These workshops are facilitated by your colleagues. 

April 27 - 30, 2015  Abbotsford, D225

June 22 - 25, 2015  CEP, A2416

August 17 - 20, 2015  Abbotsford, G113

To register for the workshop or to get further information, please send an email to:

June 2013

            ISW participants June 2013

Facilitators at UFV
The following UFV faculty have been certified as facilitators for various workshops within the ISW, as indicated in the chart below.

Name and Department                                     


Colleen Bell - Library X    
Wendy Burton - Teaching & Learning X X X
Shelley Drysdale - CIS X X  
Randy Kelley - Trades X    
Maureen Wideman - Teaching & Learning X    
Linda Pardy - CMNS X X X
David Riel - Trades X X  
Alyson Seale - UUP X    
Raymonde Tickner - ESL X X  
Douglas Hudson - SCMS X X  
Gayle Ramsden - Fashion Design X X  
Kathryn Garcia - SOWK X    
Jill Harrison - Continuing Education X    



ISW = Instructional Skills Workshop
FDW = Facilitator Development Workshop
TDW = Trainer Development Workshop

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