The Instructional Skills Workshop: 38 Years of Faculty Development

Wednesday, February 15 | 10:15AM–11:00AM | Houston Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
This poster will explain the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), a faculty development program established in Canada in 1978 and subsequently adopted by 100+ educational institutions in 11 countries. The ISW runs four consecutive days, six hours a day. Facilitators deliver three sessions on pedagogical topics (including educational technologies), but the heart of the ISW is the minilessons: each of five participants delivers three 10-minute lessons, and then receives detailed, constructive feedback from his or her peers. The minilessons are videotaped so participants can later review their teaching effectiveness. Instructors at all career stages report that the ISW has transformed their teaching.

Outcomes: Explore the developmental goals of the Instructional Skills Workshop *Explore the essential components and process of an Instructional Skills Workshop *Obtain resources to help you establish an ISW program at your institution


  • Mark Morton

    Senior Instructional Developer, Emerging Technologies, University of Waterloo

Resources & Downloads

  • The Instructional Skills Workshop_poster

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024