All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a day of professional development to connect with colleagues, learn tools, tips, and trends in higher ed, and grow UFV towards the future together. Join us April 30, 2019 at the Abbotsford Campus for this amazing day. 

For more information please visit: ufv.ca/pd-day/


Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Join us by registering for the Instructional Skills Workshop, facilitated by Michelle Johnson 

Location: UFV, Abbotsford Campus – Rm G124 

Workshop Schedule:
Friday, January  11          1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, January 12       8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, January  26      8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, February 9       8:30am – 4:30pm 

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered to a group of four to 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. 

For more information or to register, please email tlcevents@ufv.ca



Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

The Facilitator Development Workshop is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the ISW at an institution. It is recommended that individuals participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW.  The FDW provides individuals with an opportunity 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 providing participants with a small group setting in which to work on facilitation skills. The small groups meet in plenary sessions each day featuring such themes as: diverse learners, collaborative learning, and feedback models.

Location: UFV, Abbotsford Campus – Rm to be determined

Trainer: Janice Johnson

Tentative Workshop Schedule:
Monday, February 25          8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 26         8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 27     8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday, February 28        8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday, March 1                   8:30am – 12:00pm

If you have any questions or to register please email tlcevents@ufv.ca


Communication and Teamwork Workshop

Kerry Johnson has developed a 90 minute in-class experiential workshop on communication and teamwork skills for your students.  The workshop helps students to collaborate more effectively on group projects and develop the critical communication and teamwork skills they will need on the job. 

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to

  • Recognize communication patterns that may lead to miscommunication or communication breakdown
  • Analyze a common classroom scenario and identify ineffective group dynamics
  • Brainstorm ways to prevent similar instances during class group work and project teamwork
  • Use and practice clarification strategies to ensure that all group members are able to contribute to discussion, effectively repair miscommunication, and clarify meaning

Please contact Kerry.johnson@ufv.ca to arrange your workshop time.


Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Please join us for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitated by Michelle Johnson and Ken Harmel

ISW Schedule – December 10 to December 13, 2018 

Location to be confirmed

Workshop Schedule:
Monday, December 10           9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 11          8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, December 12      8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday, December 13         8:30am – 4:30pm

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered to a group of four to 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.

Early registration is recommended, as registration is on a date-order basis.

For more information or to register, please email tlcevents@ufv.ca


Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) 

Please join us for the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitated by Michelle Johnson, Leonne Beebe and Ken Harmel

FLO Online Schedule – November 13 to December 10, 2018 

FLO is a four week online asynchronous course with scheduled synchronous sessions. The course is designed for UFV faculty who wish to improve or have little online teaching or online learning experience. The course covers four of the key components of an online course.

For more information, or to register, please follow this link


The UFV ePortfolio Best Practices Handbook  

The UFV ePortfolio Best Practices Handbook is a resource for faculty who endeavour to improve their teaching by implementing the High Impact Practice of ePortfolios into their courses or programs. The Handbook, created by Claire Hay, Mary Gene Saudelli, Michelle Johnson, and Judy Jones, will continue to evolve as new information and insights pertaining to ePortfolio are added. Contained within the downloadable PDF document are practical lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, samples, and workshop slides that are relevant to ePortfolio practice here at UFV. 

ePortfolio Guide





 JOIN US for the Education and Skills Symposium 2018!

The Conference Board invites you to join us for the Education and Skills Symposium to explore the policies, practices, and programs needed to build accessible and fluid education and skills pathways in Canada.

Register Now!



Exploring the New Curriculum 

Thank you for those who presented and for those who were present. This event was a great success!

Pat Duncan, Superintendent of Learning, BC Ministry of Education kindly shares his presentation.

Click here to dowlnload Powerpoint presentation


Check under the hood‌‌‌‌

Is it time for a course tune-up?

Take advantage of our Check Under the Hood program. Provide us with your course documents and we will put the course through our 10 Point Checklist. Quick and easy, you will receive feedback on your course and have the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation with one of our teaching and learning team. The first 25 faculty members to sign up receive a fantastic gift!

Complete this form to start the tune up... 

Save Your Ol' Faves‌‌‌‌

The Save Your Ol' Faves is a new initiative to support faculty in saving their old favourite teaching materials to a digital form. Let TLC convert your out-of-date VHS tapes, acetates used fro overhead projectors, or paper resources to a digital format so that they can be saved and shared with students easily. All for Free!

Be one of the first 25 people to bring in your old favourites and receive a gift!  Register here!

Building strengths header

The online module, Building Strengths, is now available at http://ufv.ca/buildingstrengths. Created in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and UFV, this learning resource looks at how to make the classroom experience more accessible to students. Although it focuses on trades and technology fields, the learning gained from this module is applicable to any subject. It looks at universal design for learning, adapting practical spaces, cultural implications of disability, and inviting success. This module focuses on the whole student and provides strategies and tips for being more inclusive in our instructional practices. Those who complete the module will receive a Letter of Completion from Teaching and Learning that can be used in teaching dossiers.

Teaching & Learning Tool Kit

The University of the Fraser Valley and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology have put together an Accessibility Tool Kit for faculty and staff to complement the Building Strengths module. This online document is filled with resources and information to assist the learning for students with disabilities. Please download the document to your computer and keep it as a resource to refer to anytime. You can also print it and take it with you.

If you are having browser issues, try using Google Chrome.


Magna Mentor Commons is a subscription based website that provides faculty with on-demand access to 20 Minute Mentor programs covering a broad range of faculty development topics.

For access to UFV's subscription to Magna Mentor Commons, please send an email to etsbookings@ufv.ca.  We will send you a link to the UFV sign-up page along with an Authorization Code.  Access is free and unlimited to all UFV faculty.

What’s brewing in your classroom?

Meet with Dr. Maureen Wideman to discuss your ideas and challenges. She can help you reach your teaching goals and develop great learning experiences for students.

Book a meeting now

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