Teaching and Learning Centre

Instructional Skills & Facilitator Development Workshops (ISW, FDW)

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered to groups of five or six colleagues and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators.

During the workshop, you 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, you 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.


Date(s): n/a
Duration: 3-½ days
Location: n/a
Facilitators: the workshop is facilitated by your colleagues.
Cost: $500 | Free for UFV faculty and staff.

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Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

The Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at an institution. It is recommended that you participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW.

The FDW offers opportunities for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections to a larger instructional development network.

The FDW is a peer-based model offered within a small group setting in which you get to work on facilitation skills. The small groups meet in plenary sessions each day to explore and discuss themes such as diverse learners, collaborative learning, and feedback models.


Date(s): n/a
Duration: 5 days
Location: n/a
Facilitators: the workshop is facilitated by UFV faculty members.
Cost: $800 | Free for UFV faculty and staff.

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Over the summer I completed the Building Strengths online module. This program consists of five units that you can work through at your own pace. And you get a certificate of completion!

I found the module to be thoughtfully constructed and easy to follow. It includes useful interviews and follow-up quizzes to assess your comprehension of the material. Most important is that I learned more about what "inclusiveness" really means and how to prepare and deliver my courses to a diverse audience that might have challenges of which I am not, necessarily, aware.

  • – Dr. David Harper
  •    Kinesiology

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