Instructional Skills Workshops for Grad Students

If you are a program administrator interested in including the ISW as a component of your program please email joseph.topornycky@ubc.ca.

Registration

ISWs offered for Graduate Students at UBC are in high demand and wait lists for each workshop are typically 80-100+. Wait list registration opens for each session approximately 4-6 weeks before the session date. Please register for a date listed below to be added to the list.

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ISW Dates

August 19, 25, 26, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday May 7th at 9am PST until Friday July 27th 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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September 8, 15, 16, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday July 30th at 9am PST until Friday August 10th 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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October 13, 14, 20, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday September 3rd at 9am PST until Friday September 14th 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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October 21, 27, 28, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday September 10th at 9am PST until Friday September 21st 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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November 3, 4, 10, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday September 24th at 9am PST until Friday October 5th 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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November 19, 21, 22, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday October 8th at 9am PST until Friday October 19th 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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November 25, December 1, 2, 2018

Waitlist registration is open from Monday October 22nd at 9am PST until Friday November 2nd 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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January 19, 20, 26, 2019

Waitlist registration is open from Monday December 10th at 9am PST until Friday December 21st 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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January 27, February 2, 3, 2019

Waitlist registration is open from Monday December 17th at 9am PST until Friday December 28st 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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February 4, 6, 7, 2019

Waitlist registration is open from Monday December 17th at 9am PST until Friday December 28th 2018 at 4:30pm PST.
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February 9, 16, 17, 2019

Waitlist registration is open from Monday December 31st 2018 at 9am PST until Friday January 11th 2019 at 4:30pm PST.
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March 2, 9, 10, 2019

Waitlist registration is open from Monday January 21st at 9am PST until Friday February 1st 2019 at 4:30pm PST.
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Purpose

Our 3-day ISWs are 24-hour professional development sessions designed for graduate students interested in developing and enhancing their instructional skills. It caters to individuals new at teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. We take a learner-centered approach that may have you looking at your students in a whole new light! Participants benefit from practicing skills and sharing ideas in a cooperative environment.

Process

The workshop consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students at UBC. During the workshop you will teach three short lessons and receive feedback from your peers. You will work closely with peers and trained facilitators (who are themselves UBC graduate students). In this supportive atmosphere you will have a chance to begin to develop new teaching skills, to enhance existing skills, and/or to try new and challenging ideas.

Requirements

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, participants must be comfortable communicating verbally in English. All ISWs run for 3 days from 8:15 am – 5:00 pm each day and attendance is required for the full time.

Transcript Notation

After completing all aspects of this workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will receive an entry on your transcript indicating that you have participated in the ISW (indicated as INDS 501).

Registration Confirmation and Fine

In order to confirm your registration you are required to come to CTLT’s offices to receive the ISW manual, and to sign a written confirmation of your registration. Once you have confirmed your registration, you agree to pay a $60 fine if you cancel your registration or fail to complete the workshop for any reason.