Design Thinking in Teaching

Event Date & Time

  • January 10, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

How do we design a successful lesson? In this workshop, we will discuss common challenges in lesson planning and develop a toolkit of best practices and strategies to generate meaningful learning experiences for learners. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 1. Identify common practices in lesson design and assess pitfalls and promises in implementation, 2. Transform your current design practice and develop a toolkit to generate meaningful learning experiences for your learners, and 3. Appreciate the value of coherence within the lesson and alignment to your professional discipline. Please join us for this interactive workshop to explore and learn more about design thinking in teaching.

Facilitators: Mabel Ho & Jens Vent Schmidt

Register and attend this workshop in order to help complete the following themes:

  • Classroom Teaching Approaches
  • Integrating Teaching & Learning Theory

TA Institute

The TA Institute is open to any Graduate Student who is interested in teaching or TAing, and includes sessions on Teaching and Learning Theory, Scholarship, Classroom Strategies, Campus Climate, and Lesson Design. If you have interest in becoming a better TA, or get a head start preparing for teaching in your career, sign up for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete all the workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post institute online module, you are eligible for a letter of completion you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and C.V., as well as a copy of that letter posted on Linkedin (as a recommendation). These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

The themes are:


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.