This message is to inform you of the programs we offer at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT; formerly the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth: TAG). We offer various professional development opportunities for Graduate Students who are interested in teaching and learning in higher education and would like time to practice and feedback on their instructional and presentation skills. Our workshops and seminars are all free (unless noted otherwise).
We have just opened registration for the next Instructional Skills Workshop and Presentation Skills Workshop. These sessions will be held in October.
The Instructional Skills Workshop is a 3-day, 24-hour workshop (there is also one 4-day version with shorter hours) that is very popular with graduate students and faculty members alike. This interactive, peer-based workshop allows you to teach a small group and receive feedback on your teaching skills. There are also larger sessions to discuss topics such as lesson planning, creating learning objectives, and diversity of learning to name a few. This program once complete will be documented on your transcript and looks terrific on a CV. We will offer 10 ISWs in the next academic year. Registration is in high demand and opens approximately 4-6 weeks in advance of the workshop dates. Mark your calendars and sign-up ASAP. You can also follow us on Twitter: @Learn@CTLT or @CTLTforgrads and Facebook at Graduate Student Program at CTLT for updates on registration. Here is the website: http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/series/view/5
The Presentation Skills Workshop is a 2-day, 16-hour workshop that is again very popular with graduate students. Do you have an upcoming conference talk or thesis defense? Would you like to practice and receive feedback? Like the ISW, this interactive, peer-based workshop allows you to present to a small group and receive feedback on your presentation skills. This program is offered 5 times in the next academic year and registration, like the ISW, opens 4-6 weeks in advance. Mark your calendars! Here is the website: http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/series/view/20
Further, we offer 1:1 peer coaching. This is great if you would like to receive feedback on your instructional skills or presentation skills in an intimate and trusting environment. We offer video-taped, written and verbal feedback on your teaching, thesis-defense talk, conference presentation, and a variety of others. Please contact me directly with requests: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we still have spaces available in the Refresher Series for Graduate Students. We have 12-seminars running this week, starting today until Friday. We have 3-seminars per day that are 2-hours in duration. Please see our website for details and join us for as many or as few as you’d like: http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/series/view/165
Thank you so much for your interest in our programs.
Graduate Student Program Coordinator
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
University of British Columbia
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C, V6T 1Z1
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