Innovate teaching practice

Awareness of possibilities opens the door to change. Innovating your teaching practice can help you tackle an instructional problem or challenge, or try something new, or new to you, in your teaching. It can help you keep your students engaged and interested in their learning, or use deep approaches to learning to increase their retention of what they have learned.

This section offers a variety of opportunities to help you identify or adapt something new or new to you that can innovate your teaching practice.

Events, programs, resources and services


Celebrate Learning Week

Celebrate Learning Week is an annual week-long initiative celebrating teaching and learning opportunities at UBC.
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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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Course Design Intensive (CDI)

A three-day workshop in which participants work to design or re-design a course they are teaching.
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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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CTLT Institutes

The Spring, Summer and Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops.
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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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Learning communities

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

Held in conjunction with the International Open Access Week and UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week.
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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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