See our Teaching Enhancement Events for upcoming opportunites
See our Teaching & Learning Portfolio for examples of the services we provide.
See our Teaching & Learning Accomplishments for examples of the services we provide.
See our Teaching & Learning Resources for a comprehensive list of tools, events and websites.
Thinking About Teaching: Our events range from one-hour "brown bag" seminars, to a two-semester long program in university teaching and learning. If there are events or workshops that you’d like to see us provide (or that you’d like to work with us to provide), please don’t hesitate to contact us with your ideas. Here are some examples of events we convene:
Conversations about Teaching - participants discuss a range of teaching and learning topics from practical teaching tips, to the nature of university teaching.
Symposium on Innovative Teaching is a 2 or 3 day gathering for SFU instructional staff and friends to consider various teaching and learning issues and topics.
Teaching & Learning Readers' Group - meets informally a few times per semester to discuss the works of selected authors.
Teaching Portfolio Development Series - is designed to support faculty members, lecturers and instructors who are building portfolios.
Educational Technology Instructional Series - Instructors and students use an array of technologies throughout their daily lives. How can we make use of these tools for educational purposes, such as reflection, collaboration, and critical thinking? Which technologies are you employing in your teaching? What technologies are students using to support their learning? LIDC organizes these to provide the opportunity for instructors using technologies in their teaching to share their experience with others.
LIDC also collaborates with, and provides assistance to, external educational partners to host national and international educational conferences at SFU.
Skills: If you want to improve your teaching skills, or are just looking for new ideas to try out with your students, you might want check out our teaching enhancement services. LIDC offers consulting services and workshops ranging from one-on-one voice lessons, to TA/TM Days and the internationally recognized Instructional Skills Workshop.
Voice & Presentation Skills - are popular for instructors who want their lectures to be more engaging for their students.
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) - is a three-day hands-on workshop where participants learn about many aspects of instruction and get to try out a variety of skills with peer feedback. Participants are mostly graduate students and new instructors, though seasoned instructors also attest to its usefulness.
Certificate in University Teaching & Learning for Graduate Students - In collaboration with the Dean of Graduate Studies, an eight-month, 120-hour program for SFU graduate students who expect to be employed in post-secondary institutions.
Course Design Workshop - offers a framework to help instructors plan their courses. Participants have an opportunity to present a plan for a course they will be teaching and gain feedback from their colleagues and workshop facilitators.
Teaching Orientation Program (TA/TM Day) - Convened twice a year in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies . For the past 23 years, these workshops have offered SFU graduate students learning opportunities ranging from creating an inclusive classroom, evaluating student work fairly and efficiently, and facilitating effective discussions.
WebCT - We offer workshops that provide hands-on instructional and technical support: Introduction to WebCT, WebCT Hands-on and Drop-in sessions for individual consultations with our WebCT experts; we also offer WebCT Advanced Consultations by appointment.
Other workshops we’ve offered include topics such as effective planning for multiple choice testing, and teaching the millennial learner. We can arrange a custom workshop upon request on topics ranging from delivering a better lecture, posing effective discussion questions, or managing large classes. Just ask!