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Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

logoThe Instructional Skills Workshop is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. Each workshop can accommodate from four to eight participants and is usually co-facilitated.

Using an intensive experiential learning approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and suggestions for evaluation of learning.

Participants review basic ideas about teaching, check current practices, and within the safe environment of the workshop, try new strategies and techniques.


During the 3 day workshop (24 hours total), participants design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive verbal, written and video feedback from the other participants who have been learners in the mini-lessons. In groups, participants discuss various teaching and learning topics like active learning, including diverse students, etc.

Participants receive a certificate upon completion which is widely recognized at many Canadian and international post-secondary institutions.

ISWs are offered through the LTO for anyone who is involved with teaching, including faculty, instructional staff, librarians, teaching assistants, graduate assistants and post-docs.

Upcoming Faculty Instructional Skills Workshops

  • June 2017 (TBD), runs from 8:45am to 5:00pm | Registration will open soon



Ryerson Community: Free (with $50 deposit to be returned upon completion)
External: $500.00 ($100.00 cancellation fee will be charged after the indicated deadline)

Cheques payable to Ryerson University


Registration is now closed. Registration for the February/March ISW will open at the end of January.

Registrations from Ryerson community are accepted by the indicated deadline. Any cancellation a week before the deadline is subject to the $50.00 cancellation fees.

Registrations from outside Ryerson are accepted after the indicated Ryerson deadline and it is based on first-come first-served basis.

$50 Deposit Payment Form [pdf]

Participants register online and send the payment form to:
Amira Rezkalla, Program Assistant, Learning & Teaching

Upcoming TA/GA Instructional Skills Workshops

Participation in ISW is restricted to individuals who have completed CILT 105.

  • April 26-28, 2017, runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.



Ryerson Community: Free (with $50 deposit to be returned upon completion)


Registration will open April 5th

Registrations from Ryerson community are first come, first serve. Any cancellation a week before the beginning of the workshop is subject to the $50.00 cancellation fees.

Eligible participants will be notified once registration opens.  

Space is limited to 8 individuals per session on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals who wish to complete Level 2 of the PDP this semester are encouraged to consider the Course Instructor Apprenticeship as an alternative option.

$50 Deposit Payment Form [pdf]


Curtis Maloley, MA
Educational Developer
Ext. 6598,