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 25th - 28th, 2016 (8:30 - 4:30 Abbotsford G112)

June 6th - 9th, 2016 (8:30 - 4:30 Abbotsford G112)

August 29th - September 1st, 2016 (8:30 - 4:30 Abbotsford G112) 

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

 


FDW Nov 2015

FDW - November 2015


 

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                                     

 ISW

FDW TDW
Colleen Bell - Library X    
Michelle Johnson - ETS X    
Shelley Drysdale - CIS X X  
Randy Kelley - Trades X    
Maureen Wideman - Teaching & Learning X

X

 X
Linda Pardy - CMNS X X X
Robin Pittman - ETS X    
Alyson Seale - UUP X    
Raymonde Tickner - ESL X X  
Douglas Hudson - SCMS X X  
Samantha Pattridge X X X
Gayle Ramsden - Fashion Design X X  
Kathryn Garcia - SOWK X    
Jill Harrison - Continuing Education X    

 

Legend:

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

Professional and Organizational Developers network http://podnetwork.org/index.htm

For more information about ISW events, visit www.iswnetwork.ca

 

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