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December 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Faculty Programming


For more information about our educational development†faculty programs, click on the titles below to learn more:

Annual Teaching Day

Offered annually, the day-long event provides an opportunity for the Laurier community to come together and network, share best practices, showcase teaching innovations, examine instructional challenges, and explore new developments in teaching and learning.

Communities of Practice†(CoP)

Laurier CoPs provide a forum for educators from multiple disciplines and academic support units to connect throughout the term about teaching and learning issues and topics of personal and shared interest. Currently active CoPs are: SCAFFOLD†(Student-Centred, Active, Flexible, Face-to-Face and Online Learning Discussions)†and Community Service-Learning.†

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

The ISW provides a forum to †develop your instructional practice within a learning/er-centred framework and to reflect upon your teaching and your students' learning. During the three-day workshop, ISW participants work together in facilitated small groups to design and deliver mini lessons and provide peer feedback. Internationally recognized certificates are awarded upon successful completion.

Course (Re)Design

The four-day institute and one-day workshop offer a hands-on introduction to course design. Both programs facilitate application of a set of course design tools that are practical and conceptual in form, promote a learner/ing-focused approach to course design and teaching, and provide a forum to network and share ideas, challenges, and strategies about teaching, learning and design. The four-day institute offers a more intensive experience and addresses a greater variety of topics than the one-day offering.

Four Day Course (Re)Design Institute
One Day Course (Re)Design Workshop

Open Classroom Series

Offered every winter, this series provides an opportunity for members of the Laurier community to observe and experience the varied instructional settings and teaching and learning practices of faculty colleagues across Laurierís multiple campuses.