Teaching and Learning

Office of Teaching and Learning

Indigenous Education Resources

The Indigenous Education Resources are intended to help inform, inspire, and support professional development in Indigenous education. This initiative aligns with the implementation of the Werklund School of Education Indigenous Strategy.

Teaching and Learning Retreat

Join us December 1 for a day to work on the design or redesign of learning tasks, assessments, or experiential learning opportunities in Werklund courses and programs. You and your team may also use the time to write together, prepare a grant, or award application. You may also consider using the digital creation studio for podcasting or other multimedia development. Invite your graduate students or postdoctoral scholars and sessional instructors involved in the course(s)/program to join your team for the retreat.  We will provide a light lunch for the retreat, so please register by November 22, 2023.

SoTL Grants & Awards

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) integrates teaching, learning and research. Faculty seed grants and University grants are available each year for SoTL projects. Faculty awards and University awards are given each year to celebrate excellence in teaching and learning. 

Online Pedagogy Series

Join us for professional learning opportunities and earn a badge for selected sessions. Our series currently focus on Assessment in a Digital Age, and Open Education. Pop-up sessions are offered monthly on various topics and our vignettes can be accessed for more information about innovations in teaching and learning at the Werklund School of Education.

Teaching Assistant Preparation Program

This program provides supports for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars interested in developing skills to serve as teaching assistants. Participants attend four workshops with the Office of Teaching and Learning, four workshops with the Taylor Institute and observe two classroom sessions. Those completing the program receive a microcredential and a digital badge for their curricular record.

Sessional Instructors

At the Werklund School of Education, the use of a sessional model affords the school the ability to have instructors who reflect current practice and knowledge in the field of education which aligns well with preparing students in a professional degree capacity.

Barb Brown

Message from Dr. Barb Brown - Associate Dean Teaching and Learning

The Office of Teaching and Learning supports Werklund instructors in instructional design and use of technology to enhance online or on-campus teaching.  We also support the recognition of teaching excellence and research into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). We look forward to supporting you with your needs whether in your research, your teaching practice or applications for awards and grants.

Academic Support Offices

The Office of Teaching and Learning and is part of the Academic Support Offices in the Werklund School of Education.  We share space with the Office of Research and the Office of Internationalization.

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