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Teaching development for instructors

If you are teaching a course as the instructor, whether you are tenured, tenure-track, contract faculty, post-doc, or graduate student with a teaching ticket, we offer something for you! Consider what you want to learn and develop as a teacher, and choose from the programs, courses, and workshops we offer.


The Teaching Commons team offers certificates, courses, workshops, and webinars designed specifically to support you in teaching online.

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Experiential Education (EE)

The Teaching Commons team offers a range of professional development opportunities designed specifically to support you in teaching using experiential education.  

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Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) certificate is an intensive three-day workshop for participants to further develop teaching effectiveness and receive feedback on new teaching strategies.

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Certificate in teaching practices

This certificate offers course directors and librarians a flexible framework for further developing your understanding of university teaching and integrating a range of teaching strategies focused on student learning.

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Students as Partners

The Teaching Commons is engaged with a number of undergraduate students supporting various teaching and learning initiatives.

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Course design

The Teaching Commons offers two highly interactive courses to assist you in the process of (re)designing your course from a student-centred approach to teaching.

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Learning in community

The Teaching Commons offers a range of peer-based programs supporting a reflective teaching practice. Our programs include opportunities to discuss teaching practices with peer colleagues, students, and community members.

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Teaching dossier

The Teaching Commons offers practical, hands-on workshops and support for putting together your teaching dossier.

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