The GMCTE is offering a short professional development program to support new faculty, sessional instructors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate student teachers on August 20, 21, 24, and 25, 2015. The four-day workshop is implemented internationally, and is known as the “Instructional Skills Workshop.” Your participation in the interactive workshop will facilitate:
- familiarization with essential teaching theory and practices
- development of feedback skills
- approaches to writing learning objectives and lesson plans
- skills and confidence in implementing the aforementioned by teaching three mini-lessons, and receiving invaluable feedback from peers and the facilitators
- skills for critical self-reflection
- establishing supportive relationships with peers
We encourage you to take advantage of this practical opportunity, and to register as soon as possible: spaces are limited.
The Instructional Skills Workshop is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. During the 3-4 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 one¹s teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. Effective feedback skills, practiced in the workshop, are useful for educators in the classroom and also as they conduct their regular institutional business. For more information about the Instructional Skills Workshop Program, click the link below: