Online Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – April 14, 18, 25 & May 2, 2021

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 9:00am

Wed, April 14, 2021 9:00 AM - Sun, May 2, 2021, 9:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. ***Please note that the dates and times of the ONLINE ISW are as follows***

Wednesday, April 14, 4-6 PM
Sunday, April 18, 11:30 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, April 25, 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, May 2, 9 AM – 5 PM

When you register, you will sign up for the WAITLIST only (being on the waitlist doesn’t guarantee a spot). IF you are chosen to participate, you will be contacted directly by our office by email (between after signing up and by registration closing date) Registration for the WAITLIST of this ISW closes on April 9 at 4:30 pm.

Workshop Overview: This 4-day workshop (24-hour) consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students at UBC. During the workshop you will teach 3 short lessons and receive feedback from your peers. You will work closely with peers and trained facilitators (who are themselves UBC graduate students). In this supportive atmosphere you will have a chance to begin to develop new teaching skills, to enhance existing skills, and/or to try new and challenging ideas. This workshop is being offered in a special ONLINE format to accommodate distance learning and to meet the rapidly changing needs of TAs and graduate student instructors as a result of this shift to online education and will therefore focus on online instruction.

Participants do not need to be extraordinarily technology-proficient to be successful in this workshop. An introduction to all technologies used within the workshop will be provided.

Workshop Eligibility:

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is eligible if they are:

a full-time or part-time registered graduate student at UBC during the academic term when the ISW is offered

a graduate student at UBC who has completed degree requirements but has not yet convocated

a joint degree graduate student who is enrolled at UBC and another institution

a graduate student at UBC pursuing non-degree studies

a visiting graduate student that is eligible to take courses

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is not eligible if they are:

not a graduate student at UBC

a graduate student at UBC who has on-leave status

a visiting graduate student that is not eligible to take courses

Additional information on the Graduate ISW can be found online here

Questions: If you have any questions please contact


Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 9:00am