Postdoctoral Instructional Skills Workshop – November 7, 8 ,14 & 15, 2020

Event Date & Time

  • November 7, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:30 pm
  • November 8, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:30 pm
  • November 14, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:30 pm
  • November 15, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to sign up for this event. Your submission will be reviewed and you will be notified if your registration is confirmed. This event will be online on Canvas and Blackboard Collaborate.

The Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at UBC, in collaboration with the Postdoctoral Fellows Office and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), offers an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) designed specifically for postdoctoral fellows. This 4-Day workshop focuses on the theory and practice of evidence-based teaching techniques. During the workshop, you will discuss the key elements of learner-centred lesson design and adult learning theory. Additionally, you will have a chance to teach three short lessons and receive feedback from your peers. You will work closely with peers and ISW facilitators in a supportive atmosphere where you will begin to develop new teaching skills, enhance your existing skills, and/or try new and challenging ideas.

The Instructional Skills Workshop is the first component of the Postdoc Teaching Internship program developed by CIRTL in collaboration with the PDFO and CTLT. This program was piloted in Spring 2019 and was seen as very useful by participating PDFs. The fourth cohort of this program, will start in September 2020, is based on two components: the ISW and Mentored Discussions of Teaching, one-term participatory workshops in which participants observe mentors in their teaching, teach and receive feedback from these mentors, discuss the mentor’s approaches to teaching, and engage in group discussions of teaching. Participants in this ISW are encouraged to enroll in the Postdoc Teaching Internship Program upon its launch in the coming months.

This postdoc-specific ISW will be held on November 7, 8 ,14 & 15, 2020 and some online pre-work is required in the weeks preceding the sessions. If you are interested and available, please submit your applications through the registration form. Registration closes October 16.

Note: The event times listed on this page are subject to change. Please check this page for updates.

You can find more information about the upcoming Postdoc Teaching Internship program on the CIRTL website or by contacting

The Blackboard Collaborate video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate. Please make sure you have your own quiet space and a computer with a webcam and earphones/buds.