Develop teaching

You may wish to become comfortable with teaching for the first time, or to work on a specific aspect of your teaching. Whether you are just starting to teach or have been teaching for years, new opportunities to develop your teaching exist. Developing your teaching requires an openness to applying best practices, and opportunities to discuss your teaching successes and challenges with others.

This section offers various programs, services and resources to support you in your teaching development.

Events, programs, resources and services



Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Learning (CATL)

18-month teaching development program designed to prepare graduate students who are seeking teaching positions.
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Classroom Climate Series

A set of professional development workshops offered throughout the academic year.
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CTLT Institutes

The Spring, Summer and Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops.
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Customized workshops and training

We support members of the community and provide information on research related to teaching and learning in higher education.
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DIY Media

Media experts, faculty support professionals, librarians and instructional designers share what they know and learn from each other.
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Exploring Indigenous perspectives in teaching practice and learning design

A three-part workshop series designed for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing.
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Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

A three-day intensive workshop designed for instructors interested in enhancing their teaching effectiveness.
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Graduate student Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

A three-day workshop for graduate students interested in enhancing their instructional skills.
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Integrating Indigenous content in to your course design

This workshop is designed for anyone in the UBC teaching and learning community who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing.
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Learning communities

Provide spaces for critical discussion, interdisciplinarity, learner-centered thinking, and social innovation to take place.
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Learning Technology Studio

An innovative and creative space to explore and experiment with the different tools in the UBC  learning technology ecosystem.
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Open for learning series

The series explores approaches to effectively re-using, contextualizing and creating openly-licensed educational resources.
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Open UBC

A curated collection of resources for faculty and students to learn about the why, what and how of open education practices.
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Orientation to teaching

This session is offered each summer as part of CTLT’s Summer Institute.
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TA Institute

A series of workshops offering TAs opportunities to learn about teaching theory, lesson design, and classroom teaching approaches.
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TA training program

CTLT partners with faculties to develop training and resources that are responsive to the unique teaching situations across disciplines.
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Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (T-BLE)

A 6-week immersive blended course aimed at instructors who are considering moving to a blended environment.
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