ISW 1.jpg

Program Description

This 3-day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), 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 a chance to try new teaching approaches and to sharpen existing skills. During the workshop, you will design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive verbal, written, and video feedback from your peers. In addition, you will 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. A certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant.

Who can apply?

We use the term “faculty” to mean that:


What past participants have said about ISWs

"I will recommend this to colleagues without hesitation."

"[The ISW] changed the way I think about teaching for the better!"

"[Taking the ISW] was a wonderful experience, both personally and professionally. It exceeded my expectations."

"I would love to take it again."

"[I get] tips I can apply from both peers and facilitators."

Program goals

By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

A typical ISW includes:


It is an opportunity to:

This workshop may be for you if:

ISW Dates in 2017

Registration for each workshop opens 4-6 weeks prior.

For more information about ISWs for faculty, please contact Lucas Wright or Julia Levasseur.